Hart, Christopher. Extreme Art Ultimate Books of Trace and draw Manga, revised. Watson-Guptill (see Random) 2009 192 21.95 978-0-8230-9806-4 ms/hs
Previously published as three separate titles, this combination provides step-by-step instructions for drawing Manga type characters. This easy to follow book presents three basic types of characters: teens, chibis, and monsters. Fans of Manga art will love this title.
This easy to follow book presents three basic types of characters: teens, chibis (cute ones) and monsters (which can be friend or foe). The author, who has many other how-to-draw books, starts out with certain characteristics of the characters, like eyes, hair, body type and hands. Then he proceeds to full characters using a two page spread with one page divided into four steps and then a full page representation. The drawings are in black and white, with a few lines outlined in orange. Not only are there instructions on drawing the characters free hand, but the large, full page representations will enable the artistically challenged to trace the character. There are 80 characters in all. Fans of Manga art, cartoons and books will love this title.
This title is an excellent choice for libraries from elementary school up through high school. Librarians be warned: you will not be able to keep this book on the shelves; buy multiple copies! TW.