The Mechanics of Anime and Manga by Studio Imagiks
Drawing an Anime or Manga Character from Concept to Color (Volume I)

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The Mechanics of Anime and Manga Volume 1: Drawing an Anime or Manga Character from Concept to Color is for professional, amateur, and hobby artists who are interested in adapting the anime and manga styles into their own work. Whether for commercial use or personal enjoyment, incorporating the anime style is both challenging and interesting. The first in a series of books that describes the methods used to create a finished anime or manga, this book emphasizes creating an original character design from concept to digital color. With this book learn about the tools used to create drawings, from drafting pencils to graphics programs; discover the archetypes, body specifications, and aesthetics common to anime and manga characters; find out how to incorporate inking effects, digital cel shading, and airbrushing techniques into your work; learn how special effects such as weapon fire, glows, and reflections can enhance your drawings.

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Published June 9, 2006 by Jones & Bartlett Learning. 297 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Computers & Technology, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction