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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219804
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 215x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $19.95

Manga Art Secrets


by Dalia Sharawna

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Book Description

Everything you need to become a manga artist, with step-by-step instructions, exercises, and tips and tricks and feature spreads from other artists.

Learn everything you need to become a manga artist, with step-by-step instructions, exercises to develop your skills and feature spreads from other artists, sharing their own tips and tricks.
With the interest in manga-style art now stronger than ever its influence can be seen in the Pixar films Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and other movies this is the perfect book to slipstream into manga drawing. Packed full of step-by-step sequences for face, body, and poses, you too can draw in the manga-art style. The summer of 2019 saw a blockbuster exhibition at the British Museum, called This Is Manga, spanning 200 years of manga history.
Learn how to draw figures in the characteristic style of your favourite characters by building a portfolio of drawings. At the end of each chapter is a series of practice exercises where you’re encouraged to trace or freehand draw subjects from earlier on. You’ll end up with a portfolio of sketches charting your artistic development. There is also an inspirational artists-in-residence section, where cool artists share their manga-art secrets and showcase their own art.

Table of Contents



This chapter focuses on the face, including shape, eyes, nose, mouth, ear, and facial expressions.
At the end of each topic (i.e. eyes) Dalia sets an exercise related to it. After finishing all the exercises, there is an end-of-chapter task that challenges the reader to use all the information they have gleaned.

This chapter focuses on hair, both male and female, in a variety of styles and lengths.
Exercises are included.

Dalia teaches how to draw manga bodies, including neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, and feet.
Exercises are included.

Outfits including male and female clothing for a variety of professions, and clothes that are worn in various seasons.
Exercises are included.

This chapter focuses on a variety of age groups, including children, teenagers, adults, and old people.
Exercises are included.

Looking at taking references from real life, including faces, clothes, and more, and turning these into manga
drawings. This will help the reader to build and develop character. Exercises are included.


About the Author

About Dalia Sharawna

Based in Hebron in Palestine, Dalia Sharawna has been drawing manga for 10 years, fired by her passion for watching anime since she was a kid. Find more of her art and join her 160k followers on Instagram @drawing_dalia.

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