Compiling Application and Practice
Table of Contents
The Aim of Volume 3
For Whom Comics are Drawn
Chapter 1 - How to Draw Interiors and Exteriors
Drawing Simple Objects
A Word on Actual Living Spaces
Drawing Backgrounds from Photographs
Effective Management of Street Scenes
Special Edition: Using Black
Chapter 2 - How to Draw Machines
Drawing Colossal, Complex Machines
Drawing Your Own Original Machines
More on Drawing Imaginary Machines
Chapter 3 - How to Draw Nature and Animals
Expressing Natural Objects
Expressing Trees and Grass
Expressing Rocks and Boulders
Expressing Oceans 71
Expressing Water 73
Expressing Clouds 75
Expressing Fire and Smoke 76
Expressing Explosions 78
Expressing Animals 80
Drawing Imaginary Animals 85
Special Edition: Using White 88
Arranging Natural Objects and Effects 90
Chapter 4 - How to Create a Short Story Manga 91
Creating a Short Story Manga 91
Limiting the Number of Characters 94
Short Story Themes - Keeping it Simple 99
Drawing an Original Work 100
Allotting Pages from the Script to the Manga 102
Getting the Right Number of Pages 103
Fundamental Frame Rules 104
Giving Characters Life 108
Moving Characters on the Page 108
Balancing the Composition 112
Frame Structure in a Spread Layout 114
Highlight Scenes 116
Getting the Story Rolling 117
Advice on Drawing Pages for Submission to Publishers 118
Methods to Becoming a Manga Artist 120
Everyone knows that the best way to improve your drawing ability is to copy your favorite manga; however, without intentionally studying and understanding the ins-and-outs of manga and just frantically drawing pages on end as your method of study, you will make slow progress. This book is a technique book like no other, systematically designed to power-up your manga at an incredible speed by thoroughly introducing the secrets, winning tricks of the trade and essentials of drawing manga.
Just because you have studied the fundamentals in "How to Draw MANGA: Volumes 1 and 2", it does not mean you have reached the end of the road in the 'way of manga'. This book teaches how to apply and practice these fundamentals when creating your own manga.
Regardless of your sex or age, from beginners who've just said to themselves, "Maybe I should try drawing manga," to those of you who have been studying manga for a long while now but have not made much progress and pros alike, for all of you, this book comes highly recommended.
Note: Works referenced in this took haw been recreated to look like the original as best as possible; however, (Jus '.o the lack of space, tn some cases ]■ works have been greatly reduced In size. For further study ol more complete details, v.e recomrrorid referring tD the works as published In their orlglrd lorrrs,
All the manga characters that appear in this book are fictions. No identification with actual persons is intended or should be inferred.
Note: The MANGA from P.7 to P.23 in this book are in their original layout. Please read from right to left.
Written and Drawn by Takehiko Matsumoto
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I expected as much to get a pretty hard-core opinion of my work but... Jes, what a shock! I didn't think I was that bad.
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Guess this is what to expect the first time show your work to a publisher. I'll just have to try harder. A
All right! I'll show them next time!!
a cool story.
a cool story.
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