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The Manga Artist's Workbook: Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Creating Your Own Characters Spiral-bound – October 13, 2009


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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Style; Ntb Wkb edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307462706
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307462701
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Christopher Hart is the world's best-selling author of How-To-Draw books. Readers have gobbled up over six million copies of his titles, and his work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Chris has had the rare distinction of having the top 1, 2 & 3 art books in the country, simultaneously, as reported by Nielsen BookScan.

Chris is known for his ability to create cute and dramatic characters, brimming with personality. He focuses on the most contemporary styles, genres, and techniques, in order to give his readers and fans the very latest in art instruction.

He has hosted How-To-Draw episodes for Comcast's Activity TV channel and has been featured on 20 videos for Howcast. His work has been licensed to art kits, board games and sports equipment. In addition to his artwork, Chris wrote original screenplays for 20th Century Fox and other networks and was a staff writer on several NBC prime time comedies.

Chris studied art at the California School of the Arts, Paier School of Art, and the Silvermine School of Art. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.

Chris loves interacting with his readers. He says, "It's a privilege to be published as a cartoonist. I'm grateful to my readers, who make it happen. So if I can give something back, by offering a little encouragement, answering a question, or giving advice, why wouldn't I?"

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I got these for my daughters and they absolutely love them.
SciFi Reader
It's spiral bound, so she can lay it flat, it's a nice size, not huge and cumbersome, but not so tiny you can't see anything.
Katheryn
My daughter loves anime and this is a very useful book to teach her how to draw her own characters.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Flamingnet Teen Book Reviews on March 3, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound
The Manga Artist's Workbook is a mix between a How-to-Draw
book and a Sketch Pad. It goes over head positions, eyes,
eye expressions, hair, body form, hands, clothing, and more.
In the midst of informing you on basics and essentials to
this style of drawing, it has tracing paper and graph paper
to help you learn the lining and spacing. Often times the
book gives you an example drawing and asks you to either
recreate it or recreate an aspect of the drawing on a
partially finished example. It has mini-lessons to complete
to help you to learn this type of drawing that are
comprehensible and fun.

Before I read this book, I didn't
know anything about Manga, and couldn't draw it. Now if I
use a picture of whoever I'm turning into a Manga sketch,
and this book as a reference, I can draw a half-decent
person. As I can't draw people whatsoever, this is as good
as I'm likely to get. I expected to learn how to draw a
happy person looking straight at me, aka. a basic character,
nothing special. But I learned different views, emotions,
and the whole deal! This book exceeded my expectations; it
was the best How-To-Draw book I've read.

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Tim Lasiuta on October 29, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
In a different approach to his best selling Art books, Christopher Hart gives us "The Manga Artist's Workbook". The book includes step by step contruction techniques with tissue paper for budding artists to trace as well as grid paper for practise sketching.

Hart discusses (visually)facial expressions, proportions, poses, figure maneuvers, eyes, and hair styles. His art books cover these topics very well, but when you want to grab a pencil and draw, this book rocks.

Tim Lasiuta
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ky on November 16, 2010
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This book was awesome. It has really high quality drawings, that are pretty good manga drawings. The book is made with a really high attention to quality. The coverage is only for the basic manga aspects. This book is definitely one of the best how to draw books.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Katheryn on March 2, 2014
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I ordered this for my 11 year old niece who loves to draw. She has been obsessed with anime lately, so I thought she might like this. She LOVES it. It has all these different illustrations and direction on how to draw eyes, feet, hair, ect. It's spiral bound, so she can lay it flat, it's a nice size, not huge and cumbersome, but not so tiny you can't see anything. Plus it was cheap. I was definitely the favorite auntie this year!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By maryholland on January 3, 2013
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Of all the manga drawing books I purchased for my niece, this is the one she loves the most. It allows her to copy manga features and compare her drawing to her "goal" side by side. This workbook seems much more effective than the regular drawing books which allow no space to practice or draw. It breaks the features down much more as well, such as just the eyes, face shape only, etc. I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dee on December 30, 2012
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My son is into anime drawing and this fix perfectly for his drawing, its more than we expected. thank you
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noel Turner on April 9, 2014
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This "how to draw" book by Chris Hart isn't to bad at all...Being an artist and a fan of the Manga Style of drawing, I figured why not look into this book to see if there are any techniques I could pick up from this artist. Overall it didn't really do much for me, however this book could help someone just getting started that already has some basics down.

+Nice to look at.
+Is a bit different than other artist following the Manga Style
+Can be inspiring

-Not much of a "help mate" for a seasoned artist (personal opinion)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaime Walden on February 4, 2014
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I ordered this for my 10 year old daughter for her birthday. She loved it. I gave it 4 stars because of the step by step tutorial that it goes through with them. THe only dislike is that there is not enough drawing space within the book.
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