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How to Draw Manga: Occult & Horror Paperback – July 30, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Unnumbered)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Graphic-Sha; English Ed edition (July 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4766111508
  • ISBN-13: 978-4766111507
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

This book, along with the other How To Draw Manga books, has many helpful tips in it for any artist.
Sanaxova
Good reference book for artists interested in Halloween Monsters and Yokai (Classic Japanese Monsters like Tengu and Kappa) from a manga (Japanese comics) perspective.
A. Lung
I purchased this book seeing the cover, as I thought that it would help drawing nekos, but it was nothing of the sort.
L

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jaime J Gianoli on October 5, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a really good addition to the how to draw manga series... in this book you will learn everything from how to draw all kinds of gloomy backgrounds for different effects to drawing severed limbs (while being pulled apart and after being biten-off)... this book also includes a god amount of monsters and demons from both eastern and western cultures along with a good description on what they are, what they do, and where they are from.... I am extremely happy with my copy of this book.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jesus Rosa Delgado on August 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for those who have basic artistic skills. There's plenty of stuff to get ideas off of, such as the Griffin, Chimaera, etc... It tells about the "moods" of the background in a demonic scenario.

Other things included in this book are: zombies, ghosts, and fictional monsters. But there's also ways to turn a "conventional" character into a demonic-like one, such as sharpening the eyes a bit, or changing the pupils to make your character look psychotic.

One of the things I really loved about this book was the "bitten-off limbs" section. It shows dramatic cuts, non dramatic cuts, faces being partly bitten off, etc...

The cover, however, is quite misleading. If you're looking to draw "Nekos" (catwomen) like the one shown on the cover, you're better off looking at "How to Draw Manga: Bishoujo/Pretty Gals" and its counterpart, "How to Draw Manga: More About Pretty Gals"

I highly recommend both, by the way.

Long story short, this book is great for people who just want ideas or something to draw off of, or maybe even incorporate horror and mecha. Possibilities are endless. Your imagination's the limit.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rio A. on November 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
These specific themed books are wonderful as references and Occult & Horror is no different from the rest. Hayashi once again covers a wide variety from human monsters, standard monsters, animal monsters, and how to create the mood necessary for a successful horror manga.

This book is not for the faint of heart. The zombie was fantastically grotesque and there is a section on drawing dismembered body parts which may be unsettling for some folks. Not to mention the cool ghost scenes and other... umm yeah, if you don't like creepy stuff, then this book isn't for you. Otherwise, this book is mostly for reference.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By PootieTang on June 10, 2003
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Im sure all of you manga artists out there have probably heard of the "how to draw mang" series, although most of the books are for experts a begginer such as myself can learn a whole lot out of a book like this. The book concentrates on things like monsters and gosts ect.. The book shows some background techniques (very important) and as another reveiwer said there are a lot of RPG character ideas. The bad side: None of the how to draw manga series shows how to draw manga step by step if the book showed step by step it would definetly earn its 5th star. Although I must admit it is sometimes fun just copying the pics. It may seem expensive but trust me its worth every penny. for those who like step by step then perhaps a Christopher Hart book may be best for U
Thanks for reading my review !!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Crimsonvalkyrie on August 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
Don't let ANYONE fool you. The books at this level of "How to Draw Manga" series are not for beginners. Don't let anyone come and tell you that you'll get step by step instructions...because you won't. Especially not in this book.
BUT WAIT! Don't go off just because of that. This book isn't so much about walking you through things as it is about giving some EXTREMELY useful tips. While using this book I found myself looking back and saying..."Wait I ALREADY DO THAT!" And by paying attention to the techniques I was using for the genre unconciously I was able to refine and get better! If your interested in Occult, Horror, Fantasty, and magic based comics I'd suggest this book greatly. It's a nice RESOURCE.
Buy it as soon as you can. Just don't expect to have steps taken with you. This is a "Look at us do it and now YOU do it." Also for you strict pencillers out there, some of the inking techniques in this book can be applied to you. I don't like inking my work unless it's to certain parts. Never as a whole. So I mimicked alot of this in pencil. Hope this helps people! Bye bye!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Releah Shounin on September 16, 2005
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have been drawing manga for almost 10 years and I had six other How to Draw Manga books given to me for Chirstmas. I use the books as refrences and for tips to improve my art. I'd always wanted this one but the bookstores in the area didn't have this available. So I was thrilled when I saw it on Amazon.com. When the book came in was exstatic. This book is very indepth and a great refrence book for anyone looking to learn how to draw zombies and witches and monsters and the like. It's a must have for any aspiring manga artist. And I highly recommend the series in general.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anna Skaletskaya on July 4, 2006
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If you are creating fantasy or horror comics, this book will be a humungous help. It shows you how to draw some classic monsters and other monsters in different parts of the world. It shows you how to draw zombies, priests, magicians, holy artifacts, creepy crawlies, blood and gore etc, not half naked cat women.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rodney Demo on January 10, 2003
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A great addition to any one learning how to draw creatures and monsters of nightmares of the manga world. I found the techniques within this book exyremly helpful in creating my own ghouls and creatures for my drawings. From effects as the ghost blending in with the background to the skeletons. It also has good ideas for fantasy creatures for you RPG fanatics out there.
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