Girl to Grrrl Manga: How to Draw the Hottest Shoujo Manga

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IMPACT, Oct 4, 2006 - Art - 128 pages
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How to Draw the Hottest Shoujo Manga

From the creative mind of superstar comic artist Colleen Doran, Girl to Grrrl Manga is your invitation to the drama, high romance and dreamlike settings of shoujo manga!

Page after page of step-by-step instruction lets you get right to it as you learn the simple tricks to drawing different shoujo looks. Beautiful, glamorous girls in funky costumes. Gorgeous guys with smoldering, direct gazes and tortured storylines. Dazzling characters with supermodel-lean builds, voluminous hair and those enormous, liquid eyes that swim with emotion.

Inside, you'll learn to draw faces and figures from different perspectives and to various dramatic effects. Discover the secrets to drawing hands, tearful eyes, fantastic costumes, and other fun and expressive facets of shoujo art. You'll see how the smallest details, like extra-long eyelashes or a highlight on the lips, can make the biggest difference!

So you want to draw like CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura and CLAMP School Detectives), or Mineo Maya (Patalliro), or Fuyumi Soryo (Mars) ... or (best of all) uniquely like YOU?! With Girl to Grrrl Manga, you'll learn to recognize and replicate authentic shoujo styles—classic, contemporary, retro, children's, aesthetic, modern, illustrative—on your way to achieving your own, fabulous, one-of-a-kind style.

 

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Contents

Introduction
6
How to Use This Book
8
What you Need
10
Your Most Important Tools
12
Drawing The Shoujo Face And Form
14
Absolutely Fabulous Fashion And Style
64
The Shoujo Styles
90
Resources
125
Index
126
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Colleen Doran is the top female creator working in American comics today, ranked in the top ten in every major category on 2004's Comic Buyer's Guide fan awards poll. She has worked with Marvel, CD, and ImageShe, among others.

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