Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Book Review: You Can Draw Manga Chibis by Samantha Whitten & Jeannie Lee (Art/Non-Fiction)

Title: You Can Draw Manga Chibis
Author: Samantha Whitte & Jeannie Lee
Publisher:
Walter Foster Jr - Quarto

Publication Date: 3 March 2020
Pages:
96
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Art/Non-Fiction
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


Just for Kids: You Can Draw Manga Chibis shows how to draw in the chibi style using simple steps and easy-to-find art tools. Also included are tips and techniques for designing your own chibi characters.

You can draw chibi characterswith the easy, step-by-step art projects in Just for Kids: You Can Draw Manga Chibis. Also included are tips and techniques you can use to design your own characters once you are comfortable with the art style. No complicated tools are needed; you can create your own chibi art using just a pencil, pen, markers, and paper!

The book opens with helpful sections on tools and materials, essential drawing techniques, color basics, and an examination of typical chibi faces and bodies. The step-by-step projects that follow show you how to draw different chibi characters in any pose and from all angles. Included at the end of the book are templates to scan or photocopy and practice on over and over again. Throughout the book, take a closer look at different chibi characteristics and use the artist's tips to modify the templates to create your own characters, which you can then draw walking, jumping, dancing, falling, and flying. Tips and techniques for drawing chibi characters abound!


Although part of a series aimed at younger readers, You Can Draw Manga Chibis will be of use to artists of any age looking to draw chibis for the first time. The book outlines the correct proportions for chibi figures and provides templates for a number of cute poses to get you started. The illustrations are adorable, and I will definitely now go off and try to draw a few chibi figures of my own. Recommended for those looking to get started in chibi drawing. 4.5 stars.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley.

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