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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219804
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (5 available)
  • Size: 215x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Manga Art Secrets


The definitive guide to drawing awesome artwork in the manga style by Dalia Sharawna

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Book Description

Learn everything you need to become a manga artist, with step-by-step instructions, exercises to develop your skills, and tips and tricks.

With the interest in manga-style art now stronger than ever its influence can be seen in films such as Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro by Studio Ghibli, amongst other movies this is the perfect book to slipstream into manga drawing. Packed full of step-by-step sequences for face, body, and poses, you too can draw in the manga-art style.

Learn how to draw figures in the characteristic style of your favourite characters by building a portfolio of drawings. At the end of each chapter is a series of practice exercises where you’re encouraged to trace or freehand draw subjects from earlier on. You’ll end up with a portfolio of sketches charting your artistic development. There is also an inspirational artists-in-residence section, where various artists share their manga-art secrets and showcase their own art.

Table of Contents

Meet Dalia
Tools and Materials
Chapter One: Drawing Faces
Chapter Two: Hair
Chapter Three: Bodies
Chapter Four: Clothes
Chapter Five: Ages
Chapter Six: Referencing from Real Life

About the Author

About Dalia Sharawna

Based in Hebron in Palestine, Dalia Sharawna has been drawing manga for 10 years, fired by her passion for watching anime since she was a kid. Find more of her art and join her 168k followers on Instagram @drawing_dalia.


Amazon Customer Review

Great tips and secrets for the experienced artists, if you are serious about improving, I would buy it. 

I bought this book because it advertised secrets and tips. I found it not to be the generic 'how to draw manga for beginners', but that's why I really like it. Simple secrets and tips for those who are already experienced in manga art. I've found it very helpful and simple to work with. I'm looking forward to improving my work by using some of the secrets. 

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