How To Draw Anime & Game Characters Volume 1 Paperback – Jun 17 2002
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It has a few big shortcomings, tho. Seeing as the title is "Basics for Beginners and Beyond" I thought that this would be the perfect book for me, seeing as I couldn't draw at all. After I got the book and started reading it, I realized that this is not the first book I should have bought. While this book does give great reference, it does not give step by step instructions. For those of you who are like me and cannot draw at all, you're going to want something a little more simplistic and instructive. This should be the *second* book you buy. (Three stars because this is NOT for complete beginners, as the title belies.
Fot total and complete beginners, I'd recommend that you buy How to Draw Manga by Katy Coope, ISBN 0439317452. It's extremely cheap, short and to the point. While it has it's own flaws, it was just what I needed and recommend for those of you who are just starting out. NEXT I'd recommend this book. Once you've gotten the simple skills from Katy Coope, then Tadashi Ozawa will show you a where to go with it.
I made a drawing of a kitty girl with the instructions the book gives you...*can't imagine all the critiques she would get from the author* But anyway, the book tells you to compare your drawings with other drawings, and it takes you think: "Man, I used to draw like THAT?" At least that's how I did...lol
One of the things I loved about this book was that the author shows us these drawings made from 100% Amateurs, Intermediate *sp* and Advanced artists, plus proffessional versions of the drawings. It tells you WHAT'S wrong with the drawings, the errors etc. And that helps ALOT because these drawings have very common errors.
May I add that the mascots are, hmm how do I put this...KAWAII?! (japanese for cute...heh) The author uses these adorable mascots that briefly explain you things like "We must learn the basics!"; that adds humor to the book, and that alone made me more confident of myself, and killed the thought of "Oh it'll probably be too hard for me". But let me tell you, if you put your heart and time to it, and practice with this book, you'll be a kick-arse anime artist in no time! And remember, if your first straight line comes out horrible, don't worry, by time you'll get it right, because practice makes perfect =3 If you plan on becoming an anime artist or illustrator or whatever, thi book MUST be on your bookshelf, you won't regret it. ^_^
Most recent customer reviews
I have just bought this book about a week ago and it improved my
drawing alot.I gave it a 4 star because it took me a while to under stand the book. Read more
While I enjoy the information in the book and much of the steps brought new perspective to me on how to draw, I found myself confused a few times until I continued on and found the... Read morePublished on May 22 2003
How to draw Anime & Game Characters is my favorite book for beginning Manga artists. Regardless of the ... Read morePublished on April 16 2003 by Joseph Ligotti
Es la opción exacta que un principiante necesita para dibujar esos personajes japoneses que nos han cautivado.... Read morePublished on March 21 2003 by Roberto Guerrero
Not really a basics but a great book though.It has really good out lines for character drawings and is the beging of the rest of this fab series.Published on Feb. 5 2003 by FlyingDream
this book explains very clearly how to basicly draw anime. (duh) heehee. i recommend this book for anyone pursuing a career in arts or animation.Published on Aug. 21 2002