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Drawing Moe Characters: Face and Body

Drawing Moe Characters: Face and Body

"Moe" is a Japanese concept that refers to cute characters with teenage facial features. Moe characters are extremely popular in manga and animation. This book explains how to draw them step-by-step!


Learn the typical attributes of moe characters and how to integrate them into character design to create cute original female characters!


Chapter 1: Drawing a moe character's face

Drawing the face / Parts of the face / Hairstyles

Chapter 2: Drawing a moe character's body

Moe poses / Body proportions / Equilibrium / Drawing shoulders, arms, hands / Legs / Hips / Breast / Drawing clothing folds

Chapter 3: Creating original characters

Chapter 4: Drawing original illustrations


    ■ by Tatsuya Ihara, Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 176 pages

    ■ Published in December 2010

    ■ ISBN: 9784798601663

    ■ Japanese title: 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, Italy


    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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