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Basic Manga Drawing: Female Characters

Basic Manga Drawing: Female Characters

Most “super” cute female characters are often born from little ideas. Learn how to come up with these ideas to help make your characters stand out! Featuring production workflow and techniques from the notable industry professional Kazuaki Morita that will surely inspire you and take your character design skills to the next level.


Chapter 1: Drawing a full-body character
Chapter 2: Drawing the face
Chapter 3: Drawing the body


    ■ by Hikaru Hayashi (Go office), Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 192 pages

    ■ Published in August 2009

    ■ ISBN: 9784894259126

    ■ Japanese title: マンガの基礎デッサン 女のコキャラ編

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Italy, world English rights


    Hikaru Hayashi started to work as a manga artist after graduating in philosophy from the Department of Humanities of the Tokyo Metropolitan University. He received an encouragement award and an honorable mention from Business Jump, and also worked as a manga assistant. In 1997 he founded the manga and design studio Go office. He has authored over 250 manga drawing manuals, some of which have been published overseas as well.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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