Mega Manga Characters by Sergi Càmara & Vanessa Durán is a fantastic guide that will show you how to create your own manga characters from scratch. Aimed specifically at beginners, this book includes 10 exercises for each drawing style.
Learn how to draw different characters in distint poses and genres including Kodomo (child), Shonen (teenage boy), Shojo (teenage girl) and Seinen (youth). You will start with simply exercises and gradually build up to more complicated techniques. To help you along the way, there are clear step-by-step instructions, with 10 exercises for each genre. Friendly chibis also pop up every so often to offer tips and advice to keep in mind while you are drawing. Extensive advice on finishing techniques ranges from colouring by computer, using pen and ink, paintbrush, felt-tip pen and pencils, both in black and white and colour.
For the best start to your manga-drawing journey, this book will inspire you to explore and improve your skills.
128 page Paperback
Sergi Càmara is a Catalan author, writer, illustrator, photographer and cartoon movie producer. In 1987 he created his own company, Studio Camara, where he develops his work as a producer, screenwriter, project creator and animator. Studio Camara has cooperated on many productions for TV and film.
As a lover and student of all content related media (whether graphic, written or audiovisual) his interest in manga and anime has resulted in the publication of a number of books on the subject. He is currently working on new animation projects and as writer and illustrator for various publishing companies in Spain, the UK and the US.
Vanessa Durán has worked as an illustrator and cartoon author on a large number of books on manga drawing. Based in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, she has a degree in Design. She won the first prize in Content Manga Norma Editorial in 1995.