Shojo Wonder Manga Art School
Create your Own Cool Characters and Costumes With MarkersBook - 2011
The world of shojo manga art dares you to go all out--big eyes, colorful skin tones, spiky hair--the works. Shojo Wonder Manga Art School shows you how to take full advantage of that freedom while bringing believability and originality to your manga characters.
With easy to follow step-by-step instruction, Supittha "Annie" Bunyapen (known as ecthelian on deviantART) shows you how to draw a wide range of characters in the manga style including heads and figures, attitudes and expressions, clothing, and natural and dynamic poses. In addition to this expert instruction, you'll discover tricks for building mood with shadows, light and expressive color.More than 20 step-by-step demos cover an assorted cast of colorful characters, including 5 complete scenes with finished backgrounds Basics-and-beyond instruction on drawing heads, figures, clothing, accessories, poses, hairstyles, costumes and backgrounds Color-mixing charts and step-by-step demonstrations for mastering basic skin tones Coloring techniques for refining your illustrations and mixing markers with other media to create cool effects