You’ll Love This Manga Drawing Book If:
- You want to make unique manga characters with great personalities
- You love to draw manga & want to learn tips for drawing manga accessories
- You want to add more variety to your manga characters through fashion
Create chic & fashionable manga characters with the invaluable tips found in Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2. Irene Flores and Krisanne McSpadden show you how to style characters of different ages and body types. Create uniforms, seasonal looks, modern styles, formal wear, kids’ clothes and more with these great manga drawing tips. More than 20 step-by-step demonstrations show you how to draw manga clothes and characters that are current, interesting & full of personality all their own.
Learn how to draw your own manga styles and take your drawings, comics or graphic novels to the next level with Year 2, and stay tuned for Year 3.
In Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2 You’ll Learn:
- Manga drawing tips & techniques for creating varied & interesting casual & fancy clothing
- How to draw clothing for a variety of ages, body types & character types
- How to draw accessories such as backpacks, sunglasses, shoes & electronic devices
A Word From the Authors:
"For Year 2, we’ve created a manga-style how-to-draw book centered entirely around clothes. In the following pages you will find information on casual clothing, clothing for going out, work clothes, school clothes and even how to design your own school uniform. From prom to weddings, and sports to seasonal, we have covered the basics for manga in a modern-day setting. You’ll find tips of every step of the process and hundreds of pieces of art to use for your own reference." — Irene Flores & Krisanne McSpadden
Check Out This Excerpt From Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2:
Pens, Pencils and Paper
All you really need for drawing is a pen and paper, so don’t get overwhelmed by the huge market of available art supplies. Here are a few tools I prefer to draw with. Experiment and see what you prefer, or what you can afford.
Gel and Felt-Tip Pens
Use gel pens and felt-tip pens for straight lines and to fill in large areas Trying to make lines with a brush pen and ruler can be messy and difficult.
Mechanical pencils are great because you don’t have to bother with sharpening them. I always keep one of my pencils filled with blue lead. This makes it easier to go over sketches with darker graphite or ink. Also, blue lead tends to disappear when scanned, leaving the darker pencil or ink lines without having to erase all of the preliminary sketching.
My preferred pen is a brush pen, which gives me varying line weight without having to go over the same spot numerous times.
I like using Deleter Plain B comic book paper because my brush pens don’t bleed as much and ink dries very fast. The dimensions vary slightly from standard U.S. sized paper, but it still fits my scanner.
Other surfaces such as printer paper, Bristol or posterboard will also work as long as they hold lead and ink. Use what you like and what works best with your drawing tools.
Scanning Your Sketches
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Sketch a drawing with blue pencil or ink, then lay in your preliminary inks. When you scan the image using the black-and-white setting, the blue sketch lines disappear.