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How to Draw Super Deformed Robots - Start from Three Basic Types!

How to Draw Super Deformed Robots - Start from Three Basic Types!

This book teaches how to draw 2- to 4-head tall super deformed robots, based on three different body types developed by the author.


Three types of super deformed robots
1) Standard type (2 to 3.5 heads): cool and cute at the same time
2) High-resolution type (3.5 to 4 heads): looks cool even in its small size
3) Mascot type (2 to 2.5 heads): very cute



Chapter 1. Basics of super deformed characters: designing small robots
Learn three different styles to draw super deformed characters, from cool to cute.


Chapter 2. Designing parts and drawing fighting poses
Learn to draw the head, torso, shoulders, limbs, and other parts of each type of super deformed robot.


Chapter 3. More about fighting poses: seven case studies
Seven illustrators explain their own techniques to draw super deformed robots in dynamic poses.


Chapter 4. Robot design tips!
Learn more tips and techniques to master diverse designs.


    ■ by Kyoryu Kuramochi, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 160 pages

    ■ Published in May 2022

    ■ ISBN: 9784798628325

    ■ Japanese title: デフォルメロボの描き方 カッコイイ・かわいい3タイプのミニキャラが基本!

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea


    Kyoryu Kuramochi is a toy and mecha designer. After working for the toy manufacturer Plex and also producing hero designs for popular franchises such as the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider series, he is now involved in a variety of projects as a freelancer.


    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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