Learn to illustrate and create unique manga art and characters in this fun and engaging step-by-step book written and illustrated by award-winning manga artist Sonia Leong.
Beginning Manga treats aspiring illustrators to a fun, interactive learning experience with a variety of creative prompts, tips, exercises, and engaging step-by-step projects. Starting with an introduction to tools and materials, you can learn new drawing and inking techniques, as well as how to work with color, thanks to a variety of simple step-by-step projects and prompts designed to spark creativity and inspire you to create unique manga worlds of your own. The step-by-step projects focus on character design, facial expressions, popular poses, characters from different genres like science fiction and fantasy, and much more. Also included are templates and practice pages to assist with developing your craft in addition to brainstorming, sketching, and gathering project inspiration. Create your own manga story using page layout tips and Sonia Leong's well-crafted script and design instructions. For even more manga drawing instruction, see Sonia Leong's second book with Walter Foster, Illustration Studio: Drawing Manga Heroines & Heroes.
Sonia Leong is a professional comic artist and illustrator who specializes in anime and manga. Her more than 80 published works comprise graphic novels, magazines, film and television projects, and instructional art books, including Illustration Studio: Beginning Manga and Illustration Studio: Drawing Manga Heroines and Heroes, both from Walter Foster Publishing. Sonia also teaches manga workshops and exhibits her artwork throughout the world. Learn more at www.fyredrake.net.