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Drawing Beautiful Female Characters: Body Proportions

Drawing Beautiful Female Characters: Body Proportions

The key to drawing cute girls is body proportions! This book explains the fundamentals of body proportions focusing on the following elements: silhouette, midline, and mass. Learn the proportions of the various parts and check out techniques and tips to draw fascinating bishoujo characters!


Chapter 1: Using silhouettes to understand body proportions
Chapter 2: Using the midline to understand body proportions
Chapter 3: Using mass to understand the physical features of female characters
Chapter 4: Creating attractive poses


    ■ by Tatsuya Ihara, Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 176 pages

    ■ Published in August 2013

    ■ ISBN: 9784798606644

    ■ Japanese title: 美少女キャラデッサン ボディバランス編

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    Rights sold to Taiwan, China, South Korea


    Tatsuya Ihara graduated from the Nippon Design College and debuted as a manga artist after gaining experience as an assistant. He currently works as a part-time lecturer at the European Manga Academy in Italy.


    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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