Shojo Fashion Manga Art School

Shojo Fashion Manga Art School

How to Draw Cool Looks and Characters

Book - 2009
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The Number One Fashion Workshop for Shojo Manga!

From 'dos to shoes, how you dress and style your characters says a lot about who they are, before they even utter a word. Whether your story calls for a flashy drama queen or a mousy bookworm, this guide contains everything you need to know to create fabulous shojo manga characters with personality.

The Figure. Follow these simple basics to draw the guys and girls of various body types, in any pose. The Face. Learn how to draw an endless variety of features. Get the feeling across with facial expressions from a subtle quirk of the mouth to all-out crocodile tears. Then add the perfect hairstyle--the icing on the cake. The Look. "Shop" from an illustrated gallery of clothing and accessories for every season and occasion, from formal dresses to bunny slippers, with demonstrations and tips on designing your own original fashions. The Setting. Portray your character's world with demonstrations on how to create classic hangouts like classrooms, coffee shops and bedrooms.

Complete with 14 start-to-finish demonstrations for drawing a range of character types, from the girl next door to the punk guy, from single characters to couples and groups, this book will help you bring a world of unique and memorable characters to life...and have lots of fun doing it!

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : IMPACT Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781600611803
Branch Call Number: 743.4 Flores
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm


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May 01, 2013

This book adds an extra dimension to the usual "how to draw" fare. Through beautiful illustrations and simple but clear instructions, Irene Flores explains more than the normal drawing steps. She shows how to add depth and dimension to manga characters, with and without color. Most importantly, she demonstrates how to add weight to fabric and depicts four various body types for females. The only missing element is more time spent on males and a slight lack of variety in the clothing.

kulaspera Apr 17, 2012

This helps with anatomy and clothing; no Chris Hart crap!
I own it too and there is a second book that just came out!

Sep 06, 2011

This book is AMAZING!! it really helped me:)

Nov 27, 2010

I own this book


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May 01, 2013

Chishionotenshi thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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Feb 10, 2010

great book showing how to draw parts of the body and clothings.


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