How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters shows how to draw people and animals in the cutest chibi style using simple steps and easy-to-find art tools. Also included are tips and techniques for designing your own chibis!
The word chibis (pronounced “chee-bees”) means “little” in Japanese. Chibis are super cute caricatures of people or animals that have been shrunken and squashed into funny, childlike creatures with big heads, stubby proportions, and silly expressions. With this book, learn to draw chibi people of all ages, dogs, cats, birds, fantasy critters, and more! Also included are tips and techniques encouraging you to design your own chibi creations once you are comfortable with the art style. And templates you can use over and over are included in the back to make drawing easy! 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 chibi faces and bodies. The step-by-step projects show you how to draw chibis of all kinds in any pose and from all angles. Tips and techniques for drawing chibi characters abound in How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters, including:
- What makes a chibi?
- Chibi faces
- Chibi front, side, back, and 3/4 views
- Basic poses
- Action poses
- Chibi facial expressions
- Chibi hairstyles
- Chibis young and old
- Chibi animals
- Chibi fantasy critters
- Chibi accessories, including clothes and props
Written and illustrated by Samantha Whitten and Jeannie Lee, How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters is perfect for beginning and intermediate artists, lovers of manga and anime, and more. You will love creating your own chibis!