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Drawing Different Moe Characters: Personality and Facial Expressions

Drawing Different Moe Characters: Personality and Facial Expressions

This book explains how to draw diverse moe characters. Learn to modify the parts of the face according to a character's personality and draw facial expressions from various angles! A large section is dedicated to explaining how to express the same emotions in different ways. Let’s break the stereotype that all moe characters look the same!



Chapter 1: The head

Chapter 2: Neck and shoulders, arms and hands

Chapter 3: Facial expressions

Chapter 4: Examples of character variation


    ■ by Mosoko Miyatsuki, Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 176 pages

    ■ Published in August 2015

    ■ ISBN: 9784798610702

    ■ Japanese title: 萌えキャラクターの描き分け 性格・感情表現編

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    Rights sold to China, South Korea


    Mosoko Miyatsuki studied manga, anime and character design at Nihon Kogakuin College. She has authored and contributed to many drawing manuals, and also works as a lecturer at Nihon Kogauin College.


    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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