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Manga Mania: Chibi and Furry Characters: How to Draw the Adorable Mini-characters and Cool Cat-girls of Japanese Comics Paperback – January 1, 2006

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Grade 5 Up For those not familiar with chibi, this is an exaggerated form of manga illustration that squashes the big-eyed characters down for a greater intensity of cuteness. Hart does an excellent job of introducing the concept and of explaining how the drawing technique for this particular style varies from normal manga, and why. Also included are a further exaggerated and simplified form of characters often used for making asides and a section devoted to drawing characters that are varying degrees of feline and human mix. Creative examples are given for all categories, with much potential for sparking the imagination. This volume is a good supplement to more basic manga drawing books that may be in most collections. Dawn Rutherford, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA
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About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.
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Product Details

  • Series: Manga Mania
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823029778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823029778
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Charsya Paul on January 4, 2007
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Chistopher Hart has truly out done himself with this book,as well as his other book fantasy worlds. In this book, Hart gives you examples of teaching you how to draw chibi characters as well as telling you what makes a chibi a chibi. A great thing about this book is that they have a large section of how to draw a variety of cat girls!!! That was my most favorite part! I really enjoyed this book alot, and as a bonus I will give you the run down of what to expect in the book....

Chibi basics

What makes a chibi a chibi?

The chibi head

Drawing the chibi head step by step

Full figures: Standard manag versus chibi

Turn any character into a chibi

Personality pointers

The chibi size size chart

Drawing the chibi face and body step by step

full body views

Chibi characters and costumes

Costumes

Mischevious chibis!

Making eye contact

Girl costumes and popular japanese roles

Stupid chibis!
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OMG! This was the best how-to book i have ever READ!!!!! It is so thorough. I could draw everything, and it came out near perfection. My friends loved, I loved, and heck, my GRANDFATHER loved it! He thought it was really, really good, in terms of teaching you how to draw! I loved it, and recommend it to everyone! The book shows you step by step how to draw cat-girls (beautiful) and cute tropical girl/chibi/cat-girl and other adorable creatures. It teaches you when to use super-deformed characters, and uses cute drawings (eg, questionable little angel (my fave!) to enable you to use different, effective techniques! This is chock-full of great things!
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Christopher Hart's "Manga Mania" series continues with a how-to on creating supe-deformed characters, anthromorphic catgirls and furry characters. While Hart covers the creation chibis from the ground up, some experience with figure drawing is recommended for the catgirl section. And some of Hart's sample drawings, while unexpectedly good, don't exactly meet fanboy standards. But if you want to draw super-cute characters like the pros do, that's what this book--and practice--is for.

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Bought this for my eleven year old who loves to draw anime. She really likes this book and uses it often. The little chibi characters are really cute and the step by step instructions are excellent. It includes sections on how to draw facial expressions, body laguage, action, beginning a sketch all the way to color. The only thing missing is a "how-to" on shading but you can just look at their examples.

She also uses "Manga for the Beginner" (also by Christopher Hart) and "Manga Moods" (by Saori Takarai) both of which I would highly recommend.
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Had a big crappy "Boston Library" sticker on the book that was hard to remove, and when I did, the book was sticky and somewhat teared on the back, and residue was left. Also, "BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY" was in thick unremovable ink on the side. Quality of the book was 2/5, since it was still readable, but s***ty condition. As for the book itself, it's not what I wanted. Sure, I was interested in the chibi part and learning how chibis and superstyled chibis work, but the furry part was HORRIBLE (Christopher Hart does crappy furries, basically,) and I bought this mainly for the furry section, but the chibi section impressed me enough. There was also too much on monsters, almost like 1/4 the book was about monsters.
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I didn't really learn anything from this book but my sister did so im guessing its a good book it shows you steps to get to the drawing they show you they also mix in different stuff to make the chibi's weirder
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This book has so much to offer; I don't even know where to begin. There are great step-by-step's, wonderful poses, expressions, techniques, and just some very impressive artwork. Chibi and Furry has so many high quality, incredibly creative ideas. I was super impressed and blown away. I can't recommend this book enough.
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This book shows you how to draw chibis and other things. I've never attempted any Japanese style art until now. I recently picked up an interest in it and wanted to learn. This book doesn't exactly show you the basic beginning sketch. If you are good at copying without sketching then I highly recommend this book. It worked great for me. I draw mostly on my ipad.
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