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Watercolor Painting Basics - From Portraits to Character Illustrations

Watercolor Painting Basics - From Portraits to Character Illustrations

Starting with basic watercolor techniques to paint people and still life, this book teaches you how to create convincing watercolor illustrations in both realistic and manga styles. It also shows the creating process of 11 watercolor artists and their impressive techniques!



Chapter 1: Basic watercolor techniques

Chapter 2: Watercolors and other painting tools to try

Chapter 3: Watercolor how-tos and artwork gallery

Chapter 4: Migi watercolors: painting environment and tutorial


    ■ by Hiroshi Misawa, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 136 pages

    ■ Published in March 2014

    ■ ISBN: 9784798607924

    ■ Japanese title: 水彩画を描くきほん 人物画からキャラクターイラストまで

    Buy on Amazon Japan


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


    Hiroshi Misawa graduated from Musashino Art University with a master's degree in oil painting. His artworks have been displayed in many exhibitions. He currently works as a lecturer at Yokohama Bay Art School and the Toyo Institute of Art & Design.


    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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