Shojo Fashion Manga Art School: How to Draw Cool Looks and Characters
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Shojo Fashion Manga Art School: How to Draw Cool Looks and Characters

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Create fabulous shojo (Japanese-style girls' comics) manga clothing and characters with different looks, primarily in pencil and ink. Loaded with techniques and tips, this book demonstrates the Japanese comic-book practices of stylized proportions, clean lines and contrast between black and white. It covers basic techniques; facial expressions; bodies; clothes and accessor...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 20th 2009 by IMPACT (first published 2009)
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Oct 16, 2010 Jillian rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those wanting to refine their comic art style and have trouble with people and clothes
Recommended to Jillian by: Myself
Shelves: owned, drawing
This is what I needed. It does lack in a few areas, and only really concentrates (in clothes) modern girls' clothes, which isn't a huge issue. It also mostly concentrates on drawing teenage girls, and doesn't put any focus on different age groups, but it does help a bit with drawing guys. It also covers, somewhat, drawing the attitudes for your characters. It's good for learning to draw proportions, poses, fabric types, hands and feet, hair, faces and heads, including profile views, whether you'...more
May 23, 2012 May rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: how-to
I mostly picked this up because there's a large section in it on drawing clothes and hairstyles, which I really needed. I ended up loving the whole thing.

I really like Flores' art style, which is part of why I like it so much. But also, the way the instruction is presented is very straight-forward and easy to follow.

The part I was interested in--the fashion and hairstyles--is very well done. The only thing that was a little disappointing is that though there's a wide variety of hairstyles, only...more
It's Alright, better than most Manga books I've tried. Honesty I haven't found better in all the bookstores I've looked in, as far as the way it teaches you. A lot of Art books are more of a showcase than a teacher. This was the most "Teacher" Manga book I've found. So either I don't have access to better, or this is as good as it gets for Manga. A lot of artists are really good at what they do, but teaching is another talent that not all people have.
Thus they show a lot of examples in their "S...more
Literally the best how to draw book I've ever read. Some diversity, great fashion & the drawing style is cute, effective and pretty accurate. :)
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