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Manga Art for Everyone

A Step-by-Step Guide to Create Amazing Drawings

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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Bring your own manga characters to life!

With millions of fans around the world, manga is a beloved art form. Now you, too, can learn how to draw your favorite characters from Japanese comics and anime! Manga Art for Intermediates shows you how to draw detailed clothing, facial expressions, and other features, like hair and accessories. With gradual steps and helpful tips, this book will have you creating your own colorful characters in no time at all!

Learn to draw:

  • Gothic Lolita
  • Shonen Hero
  • Bride
  • Groom
  • Nekojin ("cat people")
  • Yokai
  • Victorian Man
  • Female Warrior


The authors have done all the work for you. Just follow their simple, straightforward instructions, study the step-by-step drawings, and you'll soon have your own collection of fantastic manga characters!

Danica Davidson has written for MTV, The Onion, the Los Angeles Times, and about fifty other publications. She is also the author of the Unofficial Overworld Adventure series, as well as Manga Art for Beginners from Skyhorse Publishing.

Rena Saiya is an illustrator specialized in manga. She lives in Japan.

"This manga instruction book focuses on character design and costume, devoting much more attention to details such as how to draw a rose or shoelaces, or which way a kimono crosses over, than proportion or anatomy. Much of that was covered in the previous book, Manga Art for Beginners (by Davidson and artist Melanie Westin). This is a solid selection for those who have mastered the basics and are ready to move on to character work." —School Library Journal