It’s THE book on manga from YouTube’s most popular art instruction Guru!
There’s more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style—from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You’ll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you’ll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action.
This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the “25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube.” Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page!
Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories!
30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types
Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more!
Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings
Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options
Level UP and master more manga with YouTube’s most popular art instructor, Mark Crilley!
The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Mastering Manga provides everything you need, regardless of your skill-level, to learn how to draw manga like a pro.
Graphic novelist and YouTube’s most popular art instructor Mark Crilley is back to lead you on your artistic journey. No matter what your experience, Mastering Manga 2 will have you creating manga in no time. You’ll master the basics of facial and body proportions as your drawing skills increase to the next level. Clear and easy step-by-step instruction will walk you through the mechanics of how to draw manga. You’ll learn to create characters in diverse settings and scenes, as well as a variety of styles. Lessons on background and perspective will help you pull it all together into a full manga story panel.
More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations!
Proportion. Learn to draw all types of bodies, faces, ages and ethnicities in profile, from behind, and more, including how to turn a full-sized character into an adorable chibi.
Clothing and body language. Reveal your character’s personality through hairstyles, expressions, clothing styles and accessories.
Useful poses. Tweak 16 classic manga poses to make them your own, or follow along with specific step-by-step demonstrations on drawing characters sitting, fighting, kissing and more.
Environments. Create all types of habitats and moods using forest elements, rain, and the effects of water and weather.
Anatomy of a manga panel. Learn how to choose the correct composition, background, depth and balance to create the most effective panel layout for your story.
Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life!
Those who only need to brush up on a specific area can try one of these books, each of which consists of content excerpted from the first Mastering Manga book.
Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Bodies is an excerpt from Mastering Manga With Mark Crilley. Get everything you need to know to begin drawing manga figures of all types, from typical teens to parents and babies–with the correct proportions and in all sorts of poses. Mark also shows how variations in height and proportion suit different manga styles, and you’ll be delighted by how simple it is to get it just right!