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Drawing Beautiful Female Characters: Face and Body

Drawing Beautiful Female Characters: Face and Body

"Bishoujo", literally meaning "beautiful girl", is a term that refers to a style of cute female characters in Japanese manga. This book introduces techniques to draw many different bishoujo characters starting from a basic 16 years old girl, whose physique and head-body ratio can be modified to draw older or younger women, creating all kinds of variations.


Chapter 1: Drawing the face of bishoujo characters
Chapter 2: Drawing the body of bishoujo characters
Chapter 3: Posing bishoujo characters


    ■ by Tatsuya Ihara, Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 176 pages

    ■ Published in January 2012

    ■ ISBN: 9784798603414

    ■ Japanese title: 美少女キャラデッサン 顔・からだ編

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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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