'Well-illustrated and easy to understand, and if you're completely new to manga this is a good book to pick up.' Imagine FX (November 2007)
From the Back Cover
[back cover] Using the fundamental elements of manga and demonstrating the many techniques available to you, this book clearly and comprehensively breaks down the components required to develop your personal style and create professional-looking manga-styled artwork.
Create dynamic manga illustrations on your computer and discover how digital tools can bring speed, flexibility, and professionalism to your artwork. From designing dynamic characters to developing storylines, creating cover art, and getting your work published on the web or in print, this is your complete guide to the art of digital manga.
The most popular software packages, including Photoshop, Painter, and ComicWorks, are clearly explained, with advice on using scanners, drawing with a mouse or graphics tablet, and formatting your work for the web or print media.
Step-by-step illustrations reveal the fundamentals of digital drawing, inking, and coloring; create smooth line art using 3D graphics; use your computer to recreate traditional styles such as cel-painting, lineless illustrations, and screentone effects.
Create a cast of colorful characters from all genres of manga art, from romantic bishoujo heroines and traditional samurai warrors to futuristic robots and space pirates, and use digital techniques to give your artwork a truly professional finish.
Hayden Scott-Baron is a professional videogames artist, focusing on character design. He has produced artwork and scripts for several manga-styled graphic novels, an has created character illustrations for books, magazines, and advertisements. He is the co-founder of a group of U.K.-based artists producing manga-style comics. They have produced over fifty titles in recent years. An enormous fan of Japanese culture, from fashion and music to animation and videogames, Hayden draws upon this interest as a pool of creative inspiration, combining it with influences from cinema and traditional art.
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