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Girl to Grrrl Manga: How to Draw the Hottest Shoujo Manga Paperback – October 4, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Impact (October 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581808097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581808094
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,054,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Colleen Doran is the top female creator working in American comics today, ranked in the top ten in every major category on 2004's Comic Buyer's Guide fan awards poll. She has worked with Marvel, CD, and ImageShe, among others.

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My daughter loves the book and has learned lots of new things already!
Barbara Lujan
This book covers a good amount of different artist styles and give very detailed step by step instructions and even have full coloured images.
Sarai Richardson
Each one of them can take up its own book, but this is a good overall base-covering primer on manga.
A. Harris

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a truly wonderful book about how to draw not just shoujo, but all, manga. It gives great guidelines for all styles, not just manga! It also has helpful techniques to get you started on manga. THe only bad thing is it doesn't give great instructions for inking. But if you want a beginning manga book, get it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roberto Alves on July 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
Choosing the right "how-to" book is not easy. Some of them are so advanced that many beginners feel lost, not knowing when to start. Others are very theoretical and academic, with not so much practice and examples, and that may discourage someone who is beginning. And there are those that are just too basic that end up being not really useful.
In my opinion, this book is just right for many different aspiring artists: from those beginners that are ready to give their first steps into manga drawing but are not sure how to begin, to those more advanced artists who will benefit of the useful tips about the craft given by someone with proven experience using the tips, advice and technique that is shown in the book. This book covers A LOT, going from basics to the finished product.
So, for those interested in learning (or improving) their manga drawing abilities, I would definitely recommend this book, that gives solid and sound advice, and has really useful information to develop and improve our craft.
In addition to this book, I recommend getting also the "Manga Pro Superstar workshop", also by Colleen Doran - that gives additional (and very useful information) to those interested in improving their art and storytelling abilities.
Absolutely recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Harris on January 17, 2010
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Most how-to books tell you how to do things in the style of the person writing the book. This one goes into detail over the different subsets of manga, and how to achieve each look. Anyone that thinks it all looks alike is mistaken! The author knows her history and her art genres :-)

There's a lot of good solid advice in here, not just a bunch of tricks and shortcuts. You can create those yourself later, once you get the basics down. And that's what this is, a book of the basics. Each one of them can take up its own book, but this is a good overall base-covering primer on manga. And not just for advanced or professional artists. If your just starting out and want to start out right, you need reference books you are going to want to use and refer to over and over. I keep finding new things I didn't catch the last time I read it through. I'm glad I bought this (and the companion Manga Pro Superstar)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By alexis jennings on December 7, 2012
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this book goes into how to draw different styles of shojo manga. such as modern style shojo, children's style shojo, illustrative style shojo, Aesthetic style shojo, Retro style shojo, and classic style shojo. It also shows how to draw hair, faces, figures, eyes, and clothes (folds in fabrics too). Over all it is a pretty good book. It seems a bit out of date though but that shouldn't matter too much because you can still incorporate what Colleen Doran teaches in this book.
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