Manga Mania: Romance: Drawing Shojo Girls and Bishie Boys

Manga Mania: Romance: Drawing Shojo Girls and Bishie Boys

by Christopher Hart


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Pencils! Paints! Passion! The Japanese-style comic books known as manga have a huge following in America. Chris Hart, author of several bestselling how-to-draw books, now offers aspiring young artists a complete course in the manga-romance genre. He shows how to create classic manga characters: sweet-and-caring pretty girls with huge, glistening eyes; exciting boy heroes, including handsome teen-idol types, rough-hewn rebels, and young mystery men; girl comedy characters, who not only provide laughs, but also help high school girls deal with their insecurities; and many others. With thorough art instruction and lots of ideas for story plots, this is an intriguing invitation to an art form that anyone who loves to draw will find irresistible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933027432
Publisher: Sixth&Spring
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: Manga Mania Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 588,131
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Cartoonist and teacher Christopher Hart is Watson-Guptill’s top-selling author with a track record of phenomenal sales of more than a million copies. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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Manga Mania Romance : Drawing Shojo Girls and Bishie Boys 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Hime_no_Yami More than 1 year ago
Mangamania was my second manga art guide. It goes beyond basic drawing for those who are ready to start their mangaka days. Mangamania introduces the reader to shojo romance such as tips for different attitude girls, to hot bishies of every type, and finally camera ranges and special effects to emphasize the mood of each comic scene. It also provides a small section with japanese sound effects and common japanese names to make you look more professional!
Roy_Grey More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I purchased in order to learn how to draw manga. It's very helpful, especially if you are learning how to draw females first. However, I didn't like that it mainly covers females in the step to step and just shows you different styles for males. Once you learn how to draw males some other way this book is really very useful and has lots of nice styles of clothes and characters. I recommend this book to beginners who have grasped how to draw bodies. Great reference.
Guest More than 1 year ago
any person who loves to draw manga, absolutely needs this book!! it shows how to draw different hairstyles and clothes and all kinds of stuff!!! my friend and i love to draw manga and anime and when i got this book it helped us to get a whole lot better. 'even though we were both pretty good at it already'. anyone who loves manga should buy this book!!!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Wow feeling so much nostalgia for this one. Used to watch a bunch of romance anime and wondered how to draw it. Back when I would draw anime now and then, especially in art class. And that cover.
HelloKittyLena More than 1 year ago
This edition of Manga Mania (Romance) REALLY is awesome! Vivid colors fill each page, along with basic anatomy for manga/anime-style boys and girls. It has a section on Bishie boys-which I love because it gives a wide variety of styles so that the reader can really experience different types of drawing-styles. A real treat emerges at the end, where Hart demonstrates how to set up a panel like in a manga book. He goes through perception and views of certain scenes and describes each one giving good little tips here and there. It's really a learning book as much as a drawing book. This book really helped me with creating manga panels and how to use speech bubble placement and incorporate different emotions into sophisticated scenes. A Must-have for any manga-lover interested in drawing shojo manga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ive never drawin manga EVER and i bought this book ya it wasnt very detailed with what ur suposed to do, but thats just because this isnt a begginers book but im a realy good artist and i just jumped into it and picked it up realy well its a realy cool book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the first book i purchased in order to learn how to draw manga characters and romance scenes.When i started to read it,i thought the descriptions were great and the artwork and tips were very helpful.I also liked the fact that it started off with the basics to drawing manga characters and not just romantic scenes.I can't wait to purchase more books from manga mania!For anyone who wants to learn how to draw shojo manga's i would highly recommend this.
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Jacqueline1314 More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter loved it !