Join best-selling author Mark Crilley for 30 new manga drawing lessons!
You’ll Love This Manga Drawing Book If:
- You love drawing manga & want to learn more
- You want to learn more about the styles of manga & how to create a variety of characters
- You love the manga style & instruction of Mark Crilley
In this follow-up to Mastering Manga, you’ll learn how to draw heads and faces, become a master of proportions and poses, and get tips and tutorials for bringing it all together with lessons on creating backgrounds, panel sequences, and more!
You’ll learn to draw heads, faces, and bodies from the front and sides, plus a variety of poses and ways to use perspective and foreshortening to create realistic characters! You’ll find a variety of male and female hairstyles, clothing options, and facial expressions, and a wealth of accessories, hats, glasses, and more to personalize your drawings. Learn how to draw male and female characters at a wide range of ages with realistic proportions. Finally, learn to pose your characters and give them context with backgrounds and settings within full-page panel layouts.
Watch a video preview of Mastering Manga 2
From Mark: “You know, when I look at a lot of learn-to-draw-manga books, I have to wonder if the people who made them have forgotten what the word manga actually means. Manga is the Japanese word for comics. So you’re not really learning how to draw manga unless you’re learning about panels, page layouts, and how they come together to tell stories. In this book I’ll show you methods for drawing all the manga-style stuff you need, like faces, poses, and chibis. But my job is not done until I teach you how to take all that stuff and use it. How to turn drawings into panels and panels into pages. In other words, I’ve done my very best to make this a real how-to-draw-manga book.”
About the Author:
Mark Crilley is the author and illustrator of several graphic novel and prose fiction book series, including thirteen-time Eisner nominee Akiko, Billy Clikk, Miki Falls, Brody's Ghost, and Mastering Manga (IMPACT Books, 2012. Since being selected for Entertainment Weekly's "It List" in 1998, Crilley has spoken at hundreds of venues throughout the world and become one of YouTube's top 25 Most Subscribed Gurus, creating drawing demonstration videos that have been viewed more than 60 million times. His work has been featured in USA Today, the New York Daily News and Disney Adventures magazine, as well as on Comcast On Demand and CNN Headline News.