This guide introduces aspiring manga artists to drawing chibi characters—wide-eyed caricatures beloved for their cartoonish exaggeration.Drawing Cute Manga Chibi
walks you through the steps needed to draw these adorable characters, while sidebars offer expert tips, pointers on the pitfalls to avoid, and how to use details to bring your drawings to life.In this book, readers will learn how to imagine and express:
- Facial expressions
- Body posture
- Different ages
- Bringing your characters into full-color
- Different character identities—from a punk rocker to a samurai
Author and Japanese manga artist Ryusuke Hamamoto (Ryu Moto) is best known for his design and creation of the Petit Eva character—who even makes an appearance in this book! InDrawing Cute Manga Chibi
, he shares his personal tips, showing you how to break the "rules" of figure drawing in order to create these bobbleheaded cuties.
Artists of all ages and levels will have fun creating original characters or reimagining their friends and family as kawaii chibi drawings.
Ryusuke Hamamoto (also known by his pen name Ryu Moto) is an experienced manga illustrator whose work extends over a broad range—from novels to character and digital design. His extensive body of work includes the character design for Petit Eva (from the deformed edition of the well known animeEvangelion) and theDungeons and Dam game, as well as mangaGesu to Kamisama,Hiyokobocci andLR Shojo Tanteidan. He teaches at Tokyo Polytechnic University and also devotes time to mentoring. See more of his work at ryumoto.com
"…richly designed books that SHOW you how to refine and perfect your drawings so you actually improve…if you're (or someone you know is) looking to up your game and improve your art, they've made it super easy to assemble a super helpful library." —The Roarbots