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Table of Contents

The Aim of Volume 3

For Whom Comics are Drawn

Chapter 1 - How to Draw Interiors and Exteriors

Drawing Simple Objects

Putting Characters into Scenes and Drawing Backgrounds

A Word on Actual Living Spaces

Drawing Buildings

Background Checkpoints

Drawing Backgrounds from Photographs

Effective Management of Street Scenes

Special Edition: Using Black

Chapter 2 - How to Draw Machines

Drawing Machines

Drawing Cars

Drawing Motorcycles

Drawing Colossal, Complex Machines

Drawing Your Own Original Machines

More on Drawing Imaginary Machines

Spattering

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

Drawing Animals 80

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

The Aim of Volume Three

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

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All right! I'll show them next time!!

All Manga Sketches

a cool story.

a cool story.

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