Author(s): Bob Berry
Graphic novel illustration is a popular and growing art form among artists of all skill levels and backgrounds. The Art of Drawing Manga & Comic Book Characters offers as a comprehensive resource for all things manga, chibi, and graphic novel character design through its diverse offerings. From basic pencil drawing and illustration techniques to composition, color theory, and character construction, The Art of Drawing Manga & Comic Book Characters provides in-depth instruction for rendering a wide variety of characters, including manga warriors, chibi humans, chibi animals, super-chibis, cartoon characters, comic-inspired superheroes, and other exciting graphic-illustration characters in an easy-to-understand and digestible format. The book opens with valuable information on the tools and materials one needs to get started, including pencils, paper and supports, erasers, and traditional color tools. Next, accomplished artists Bob Berry and Jeannie Lee provide instruction on everything from basic figure drawing and perspective to capturing facial features; mastering expressions; rendering clothing, props, and accessories; and creating scenes and backdrops. Following the step-by-step drawing lessons, artists will learn how to put the elements together as they construct a fun assortment of characters, eventually learning how to draw characters of their own creation. Tips for giving characters personalities and writing their stories round out this comprehensive drawing guide, designed to be a permanent art-instruction resource for all manga, comic book, and graphic novel enthusiasts.
BOB BERRY of Bob Berry Illustration & Design, has provided art and illustration services for interactive CDs, the Web, children's games and toy packaging, and character and costume design for the sports entertainment industry. Bob majored in painting and graphic design at The State University of New York at Purchase, and has illustrated several books for Walter Foster. JEANNIE LEE started drawing at a young age and trained under contemporary fine artist Ji Young Oh. She studied traditional animation at California Institute of the Arts and has illustrated for Gaia Online. She is the author/illustrator of How to Draw My Manga World and co-author/illustrator of How to Draw Manga Chibis and Cute Critters, both by Walter Foster.