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The Manga Artist's Workbook: Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Creating Your Own Characters

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Master the basics of the most popular style of cartooning with The Manga Artist's Workbook by Christopher Hart, a bestselling author in the field of art instruction. You'll learn the fundamental proportions of the manga face and figure, how to draw those large sparkling eyes, and how to create hairstyles and costumes that make each character unique. A sketchbook and art tu ...more
Diary, 160 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Potter Style (first published 2009)
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Conan Tigard
Nov 14, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
Wow! The Manga Artist's Workbook is the perfect book for anyone that wants to practice drawing manga characters. Not only are there lessons to be read and examples to be viewed, there is a lot of tracing and graph paper to practice on. My daughter, who is fourteen and loves to draw, is very excided to get her hands on this book.

Christopher Hart is a wonderful artist and knows how to show an aspiring artist how to learn how to draw. He steps the young artists through the hoops that will make th
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Nia
Aug 15, 2011 Nia rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who enjoy drawing already and want to focus on Manga particularly
Shelves: manga, japanese, workbook
I have been using this for some months now. I enjoy the lessons and such, but if I didn't know what I do know already about drawing, it would be a bit beyond me. I haven't looked at the longer full book, but I suspect this would be supplemented well by having the full book.

Update: I now own the full book. It really does help out in using the notebook. I also noticed that some of the art in the workbook has been distorted. So my imitations are a little distorted, but that's ok. it was only suppos
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I started drawing character designs for a small animation studio in San Diego, California, when I was still in High School in Los Angeles. I used to drive 136 miles, each way, on the weekends, when I was 16, just for the opportunity to get paid to draw. Cartooning was a magical experience to me.

I graduated from
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