Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from


  • Kindle
  • 128 pages
  • Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko
  • Mark Crilley
  • English
  • 04 April 2017
  • 1440309310

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Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of AkikoIt s THE book on manga from YouTube s most popular art instruction Guru There sto manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair In these action packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step by step how to achieve an authentic manga stylefrom drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high drama spreads You ll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right Plus, you ll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and actionThis is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy to follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of theMost Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional quality art on the page Packed with everything you need to make your first or your best ever manga storiesstep by step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body typesInspirational galleries featuringeyes,ways to draw hands,hairstyles,common expressions,classic poses andTutorials to create a variety of realistic settingsAdvanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options


About the Author: Mark Crilley

Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, where he started drawing almost as soon as he could hold a pencil in his hand After graduating from Kalamazoo College in 1988, where he was befriended by childrens author David Small, he taught English in Taiwan and Japan for nearly five years His first comic series, AKIKO, was published in 1995, garnering immediate critical praise, including 13 Eisner award nominations during its 53 issue run In 1998 Crilley was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment by Entertainment Weekly Magazine, leading Random House to invite him to adapt his Akiko comic books as a series of ten prose fiction novels for young readers After the two book BILLY CLIKK series in 2005, Crilley created his first manga style graphic novel series, MIKI FALLS, a set of four paperbacks published by HarperCollins in 2007 Miki Falls was chosen by the American Library Association as one of the 2007 s Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and it was optioned by Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitts Plan B Production Studio for development as a feature film Also in 2007, Crilley launched his highly popular YouTube channel, which would go on to gain himthan 300 million video views, and a following ofthan 2.5 million subscribers In 2010 Dark Horse Comics published the first of six BRODY S GHOST graphic novels, resulting in Scholastic releasing a special edition of the series for its book fairs, a first for both Crilley and Dark Horse In 2012 Crilley released his most successful book yet, MASTERING MANGA, an instructional art book that would soon be published in eight languages and rank consistently among the top selling books of its kind MASTERING MANGA 2 and 3 would soon follow 2015 saw the publication of THE REALISM CHALLENGE by Watson Guptill, a book teaching hyperrealistic illustration techniques, followed by THE DRAWING LESSON in 2016, a graphic novel that blends narrative fiction with art instruction Crilleys work has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and on CNN Headline News and Comcast On Demand He lives in Michigan with his wife, Miki, and children, Matthew and Mio.