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Designing & Drawing Characters - Techniques to Draw Colorful Pop Characters

Designing & Drawing Characters - Techniques to Draw Colorful Pop Characters

Kurumitsu is popular for his colorful and pop illustrations that instantly catch the eye. This book carefully explains how he comes up with ideas for character designs and compositions, as well as the drawing process of his illustrations. His tips are a great reference for both professional and amateur artists who want to design their own original characters. It’s your chance to look into the mind of a professional artist!



PART 1. Drawing captivating characters

Chapter 1: Drawing expressions

Chapter 2: Creating poses and silhouettes

Chapter 3: Choosing the colors

Chapter 4: Character design basics

Chapter 5: Drawing backgrounds


PART 2. Cover illustration tutorial

Chapter 6: Character design tutorial

Chapter 7: Illustration tutorial


    ■ by Kurumitsu

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 160 pages

    ■ Published in September 2021

    ■ ISBN: 9784798625942

    ■ Japanese title: 「キャラクター」のデザイン&描き方 カラフルポップで魅せるイラスト技巧

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea


    Kurumitsu went freelance after working as an illustrator for a game company. He provides character designs for social games and creates illustrations for cards, CD jackets, and merchandise. He is known for his pop and vivid character illustrations.

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