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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 12 September 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921658
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (5 available)
  • Size: 215x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Super-Cute Manga Chibis to Draw and Paint

£12.99

by Joanna Zhou

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Book Description

From award-winning YouTube and TikTok sensation, @maqaroon, comes this fantastic step-by-step guide to drawing a range of characters in the chibi style!

Packed with everything you need to know about creating super-sweet chibis, this step-by-step guide contains 40 ultra-cute figures and animals, bursting with personality and fun!

Each of the step-by-step sequences includes a basic line-work drawing you can copy, scan or trace, so that even the complete beginner can get started straight away.

Learn the basic styling and simple visual tricks you need to create this ultra-cute world; discover how to simplify and exaggerate, how to draw out the distinctive elements that will make your figures unique; and discover how to create a collection of lively characters, small in size but big in personality

Table of Contents

Foreword 6, About this book 7, Introducing chibis 8.

CHAPTER ONE: GETTING STARTED 10

Inking techniques 12, Choosing media 14, Traditional media tips 16, Traditional colouring techniques 18, Digital media tips 20, Digital colouring techniques 22, How to draw the body 26, How to draw heads, hands and feet 28, How to draw and colour eyes 30, How to draw and colour hair 32, Showing emotions 34, How to draw clothes 36, How to draw chibi objects 38, How to draw chibi animals 40

CHAPTER TWO: THE CHIBI SHOWCASE 42

Japanese schoolgirl 44, Businessman 46, Doctor 47, Bride and groom 48, Football player 50, Longboarder 52, Surfer 53, Prepster 56, Hipster 58, Fashionista 59, Clubber 60, Gothic Lolita 62, Sweet Lolita 64, Ganguro 66, Kigurumin 68, Angel 69, Demon 70, Princess 71, Knight 72, Elf 74, Fairy 75, Mermaid 76, Witch 78, Flapper 80, Gothic Lolita bunny 82, Samurai 84, Ninja 85, Tanabata 86, Chinese New Year 88, Oktoberfest 90, Forth of July 92, Santa 94, Bear 96, Squirrel 98, Penguin 99, Koala 100, Kitty 102, Dog 103.

CHAPTER THREE: CHIBIS IN CONCEPT 104

How to draw chibi mascots 106, How to draw chibi caricatures 108, Using chibis in manga 110, Pin-up illustration 112, Animation: an introduction 116

CHAPTER FOUR: PROMOTING YOUR WORK 120

Presenting your work 122, Getting published 125.

Resources and index 126, Credits 128

About the Author

About Joanna Zhou

Joanna Zhou is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer based in Vienna, Austria. A graduate of Central St Martins and Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, she specializes in cute illustration, comics, art toys, and character design, and has written tutorials for leading industry magazines as well as two books. Her dream is to inspire young people to live creatively, something she promotes on her hugely popular social media channels. Find her on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram @Maqaroon. 

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