How to Draw Digital Manga and Anime
Professional techniques for creating your own digital manga and anime, with over 35 exercises and projects shown in 400 step-by-step illustrations and photographs
Manga, the famous Japanese art form, has advanced into a cutting-edge drawing style that takes advantage of the latest digital technologies and innovations. Computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter now allow manga artists to create digital artworks, as well as live-action animation in the style known as anime. With more than 400 images, including step-by-step sequences and screen grabs, this book provides all the information you need to create digital manga or anime, including the hardware you will need; using Adobe Photoshop; creating lettering, motion, reflections and lighting; converting a photo; and combining software. It also covers the translation of manga characters to the screen in the creation of anime, discussing the software you will need, pre-production and animation. There are fascinating historical overviews of digital manga and anime as well as hands-on projects, such as Digital Shonen Project, Digital Komodo Project, Digital Seinen Project and Walk-Cycle Project that enable you to perfect your skills. This is a comprehensive practical guide to digital manga and anime, suitable for both complete beginners and experienced digital artists.
- Anness Publishing Limited, August 2012
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