Shoujo Basics: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!

Shoujo Basics: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!

Christopher Hart

Language: English

Pages: 64

ISBN: 0385345453

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Focusing on the most popular style of manga, Shoujo Basics teaches readers how to draw all the trademark characteristics of shoujo characters; from lessons on glimmering eyes, flowing hair, and dramatic expressions to more basic elements such as the body, face, and poses, this book covers everything readers need to go from shoujo fans to shoujo artists. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart's in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book's pages.

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Publications, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.: Manga for the Beginner, copyright � 2008 by Christopher Hart; Manga for the Beginner Shoujo, copyright � 2010 by Cartoon Craft LLC; and Manga for the Beginner Kawaii, copyright � 2012 by Cartoon Craft LLC. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hart, Christopher, 1957- Shoujo basics : Christopher Hart’s draw manga now! / Christopher Hart. — First edition. pages cm 1. Comic books, strips,

Younger teenage boys also make an appearance, but they’re not quite as popular as these Romeos. Like the shoujo girl, the teen boy’s head is narrower than the girl’s head. His forehead is somewhat smaller and his jawline is sleeker. Because he’s a male, his eyebrows are also fuller than those of the shoujo girl, and he typically has a long, straight bridge of the nose. Sparkling Shoujo Eyes I know, this is the part you’ve been waiting for! Nothing says manga so much as the eyes. They spotlight

Gallery of Shoujo Eyes There’s no single right way to draw manga eyes. Use these examples to find the types of eyes that suit your taste. You can pick from what’s here or improvise to make them your own. Some eyes will feature long lashes, some short, and some none at all. Some eyelids press down on the eyeball, and some arch above the eye, leaving a space between eyelid and eyeball. But in every case, the eye is large and round, with plenty of shines. Expressions Okay, be honest. Are you

your rough drawings, try to make it curve, and you’ll avoid making a stiff drawing. --> More Poses Leaning on One Foot This pose moves the non-weight-bearing leg farther away from the weight-bearing one. This gives the pose a more stylish look. Note that the heel of the weight-bearing foot aligns with the pit of the neck to maintain balance. One Knee Bent, Hands Behind Body In the 3/4 view, it becomes more difficult to show the tilt of the shoulders and hips. But there’s an easy way to

contact is important, whether your two characters look at each other or not. One option besides mutual eye contact is to have one character look at the other, while that character looks at something else. Another is to have one character look at readers, engaging them and drawing them into the scene. Here we have only one character looking at the other; the girl looks at her pet, while the dog is busy doing his own thing—sniffing out that special treat. Now, let’s see just how much you’ve

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