The Little Book of Manga Drawing: More than 50 tips and techniques for learning the art of manga and anime

By Jeannie Lee (author), Samantha Whitten (author) | Format: Paperback / softback

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In this new series from Walter Foster Publishing, artists and art hobbyists alike will delight in learning a variety of fun and interesting art topics in a portable format boasting a fresh, contemporary design. Filled with open practice pages, creative exercises, and art prompts, The Little Book of Manga Drawing encourages interactivity for immediate results, while also teaching beginners the fundamentals of the featured medium in an engaging and fun way.
In The Little Book of Manga Drawing, beginning manga artists and aspiring illustrators will discover a variety of basic manga drawing techniques through step-by-step projects, creative prompts, and engaging ideas to ignite creativity.

From learning how to master the proportions and shape of heads and bodies, to understanding how to create personally relevant manga characters, this fun guidebook covers all the basics. 

After an introduction to the tools you'll use when creating manga, you'll dive into how to draw and colorize your own manga artwork with the help of dozens of techniques and helpful instructions. You'll also learn to draw props, costumes, and color, as well as how to draw manga chibis, to round out this comprehensive book.

Author Biography

Jeannine Lee's art education includes over seven years of instruction under contemporary Western artist Ji Young Oh as well as two years studying traditional character animation at California Institute of the Arts. Currently, Jeannine is a digital artist at Gaia Interactive, and she has worked for Marvel Entertainment, Inc., TOKYOPOP, and UDON Entertainment. When she isn't working, she indulges in various crafts and hobbies, such as knitting.  

Product Specifications

Paperback / softback
Walter Foster Publishing
The Little Book of ..
Date Published
8 March 2018
Publication Place
Walter Foster
167 x 241 x 11

Jeannie Lee (author)

Samantha Whitten (author)


Drawing & drawings

Graphic novel & Manga artwork

Graphic novels: Manga