The Complete Guide To--: Create Mesmerizing Manga-style Animation with Pencils, Paint, and Pixels. Anime techniques

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Barron's, 2006 - Computers - 128 pages
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Art students learn to reproduce the distinctive style and vibrant colors that characterize Japanese movie animation--or anime. The author explains every stage in the creative process, from storyboarding to preparing and distributing the finished movie or video. Step-by-step tutorials demonstrate fundamental skills, such as hand-painting characters and backgrounds on separate cel layers, working with 3D graphics, and using digital pen-and-tone techniques. Separate chapters focus on stylistic techniques, animation basics such as characters' movements and lip synching, application of styles that comprise fundamentals of animated visual grammar, and other vital topics for successful movie animation. This very useful manual features more than 400 instructive color illustrations.

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About the author (2006)

Chi Hang Li is an experienced manga and anime illustrator. This is his first published book.

Chris Patmore is the author of several other books on film animation, including two published in North America by Barron's: Movie Marking Course and The Complete Animation Course.

Hayden Scott-Baron, better known as "Dock" to his fans, was always destined to create great artwork. Even before he got to high school he was selling his own comic. Back then, of course, his work was photocopied and sold for a quarter. Now he runs the flourishing manga house Sweatdrop Studios, giving his work a global reach.

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