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Drawing Male Moe Characters: Face and Body

Drawing Male Moe Characters: Face and Body

Learn how to draw male characters of three different body builds: small (young boy), medium (teenager), large (young man). On top of the basics, the book also covers other moe elements that will make your characters more interesting, such as fashion and items.


Chapter 1: Drawing the face

Front view / Three-quarter view / Side view / Low angle, high angle, expressing emotions / Drawing chibi characters

Chapter 2: Drawing the body

Proportions / The upper body / The shoulders and the arms / The lower body / The full body / Drawing clothes and folds / The five moe points of boys / Expressing emotions with chibi characters

Chapter 3: Creating more interesting male characters


Chapter 4: Drawing original illustrations

Coloring tutorials / Illustration gallery / Illustrator information


    ■ by Kaneda Kobo, Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 176 pages

    ■ Published in March 2012

    ■ ISBN: 9784798603759

    ■ Japanese title: メンズ萌えキャラクターの描き方 顔・からだ編

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, China, South Korea, Thailand


    After working as an assistant and then becoming a manga artist and freelance illustrator, Kaneda Kobo began to produce illustrations for drawing manuals and advertisements, adapting the drawing style to the requirements of each job.


    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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