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Basic Manga Drawing: Foreshortening

Basic Manga Drawing: Foreshortening

Learn how to create appealing character poses through foreshortening! Explaining the importance of careful observation of structure and form, this book will help you naturally develop the “Manga Artist’s Eye” and work your way to perfecting the technique of foreshortening.



Chapter 1: Learning how to observe

Chapter 2: Drawing characters

Drawing a character's face / Drawing a character's body / Posing

Chapter 3: All kinds of foreshortening



    ■ by Hikaru Hayashi (Go office), Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 128 pages

    ■ Published in July 2008

    ■ ISBN: 9784894257269

    ■ Japanese title: マンガの基礎デッサン デフォルメ編

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    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Thailand


    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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