- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: IMPACT Books; 3/28/12 edition (April 12, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440310807
- ISBN-13: 978-1440310805
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 62 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #693,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2: Draw modern looks Paperback – December 4, 2012
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About the Author
Irene Flores is the author of IMPACT's bestselling Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, as well as co-creator of Tokyopop's trilogy Mark of the Succubus, Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 with writer Ashly Raiti. Her deviantART website has had more than 137,072 pageviews and her work has been reviewed in Ain't it Cool News, Manga Life, IGN.com, Tokyopop, and Newsarama among others. Flores organized and co-wrote both of her IMPACT books with writer Krisanne McSpadden. Visit Irene at BeanClamChowder.com.
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Unlike the first book- which is 1/3 how to draw a person, 1/3 clothing types, 1/3 how to draw a character in clothing- "Shojo Fashion Manga Art School Year 2" is almost entirely focused on the clothing. This is NOT a beginners book that teaches you how to draw a body/hands/feet/eyes/etc. It starts off showing you how to draw the way fabric drapes over a body. And the wonderful part of this book that I haven't seen in other books is that these aren't all the thin/athletic body types- it shows chubby, plus size, children, and elderly body types as well as clothing that would suit people of varying body types.
Chapter 1- Around the House: basically shows casual wear. Learn to draw collars, sleeve types, necklines, tank tops, baby shoes, maternity clothes, and sleepwear.
Chapter 2- Hanging Out: jeans, women's shoes, men's facial hair, plus size girl, couples, high school, elementary school
Chapter 3: Prom: women's dresses, men's suits, formal wear
Chapter 4: Wedding: brides, bridesmaids, groom, formal shoes, children in formal wear
Chapter 5: School Uniforms: many different types of school uniforms including winter/spring styles, gym, cheerleading
Chapter 6: Work Clothes: different styles for different types of jobs, accessories
Chapter 7: Sports: athletic build and sports uniforms
Chapter 8: Seasonal: spring/summer/autumn/winter looks, swimwear
And that's the whole book. In my opinion, this book is good for drawing people in those types of situations, but I like the clothing section of the first "Shojo Fashion Manga Art School" even better than this one because that one goes into the specific clothing a little more: like different kinds of shirts (i.e- silk, tees, sweaters, babydoll), pants, coats/jackets, even different types of gloves, hats, socks, and shoes. While this book is devoted entirely to clothes, it's more about clothes for different situations (school, work, formal) rather than different variations of clothing (i.e- jackets in leather/corduroy/hoodie/bubble/blazer). I hope that makes sense!
While that did disappoint me a little, this is still a wondeful book that I definitely recommend to people who want to learn more about how to clothe characters in their artwork. And for those of you who want a more beginners book that also shows how to draw people, book 1- "Shojo Fashion Manga Art School" by Irene Flores is a great book that I definitely wouldn't pass up!
I hope this review is helpful! Any questions feel free to ask! ;)
The second book was a great addition to the first book. This time the author seemed to pull away from just focusing on young adults. The book covered clothing and accessories for various scenes with characters ranging from small toddlers to teens to young adults to seniors. I appreciate that the author also depicted characters with various body types, as it is unrealistic to think that everyone looks like a supermodel. The book even covered plus size and maternity clothing!
The scenes she covered (including the type of clothing) included: yard work, home, office, university, prom, wedding, sports, etc. Both books showed step-by-step demonstrations on how to draw your fashion and then various completed looks. I value that the authored didn't spend a third or half of the book on materials and re-introducing topics from the first book. She stayed focused on the subject of the book which is drawing fashion. She does (for example) go over shoes in both books, however, the examples are not the same. Another book I feel would compliment this series is Shojo Wonder Manga Art School: Create Your Own Cool Characters and Costumes with Markers. This book demonstrates the various techniques needed to color your characters and clothes once created. I am new to Manga drawing and feel like these books were a great place to start.
However, let me clarify...I do a lot of pencil and charcoal drawing (realism style) so I am not completely new to depicting characters. If you are truly a beginner than you will probably want to start with the first book in the series as it spends about a third of the book demonstrating techniques on how to build your people. What separates this book from other "how to" books is that it shows you how to dress your characters once you make them. The second book is almost like a continuation of the first book. Although, if you are not new to manga and/or don't need the character building re-cap then both books are independent of each other. Where book 1 focuses on school and young adults and book 2 branches out to the various topics discussed earlier. Either way both books help you to lay down a solid foundation to create and dress your characters, head to toe. Once you've achieved these goals, you will be able to design your own fashions.