Anime Mania : How to Draw Characters for Japanese Animation, Paperback

Anime Mania : How to Draw Characters for Japanese Animation Paperback

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A guide to drawing Japanese animation. Step-by-step, Christopher Hart demonstrates how to draw anime characters from a wide selection of styles: high-tech cyber punks who live in the world of the future; teen characters with troubled relationships at school, home and on the street; and mighty monsters, fantasy warriors and giant robots.

Aspiring animators will find chapters on anime's special effects; the role of storyboarding in anime; sketching and the art of character design; and a mini-course in perspective.

Examples and exercises are included. The book concludes with interviews with Scott Frazier, an American anime director working in Japan, and Mahiro Meada, a Japanese animation director.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 200 colour & 100 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
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  • Category: Drawing & drawings
  • ISBN: 9780823001583



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One of the best authors for teaching drawing techinques that I've found so far.

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One of the best "How to Draw" books I ever had. Christopher Hart is one of the best anime artists, allowing budding artists like myself to get a good step in to the Artistic World. Keep it up Hart!