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
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.