Manga for the Beginner Chibis by Christopher Hart

With their big round eyes and chubby little bodies, who can resist chibis, the unbelievably cute characters and creatures of Japanese comics? Chibis appear in all genres of manga, from the serious to the comedic, and are ever-popular with manga readers. Best of all, because chibis are such stylized and fun characters, they are easy to draw and the perfect subject for beginning manga artists. In Manga for the Beginner Chibis: Everything You Need to Start Drawing the Super-Cute Characters of Japanese Comics (Watson-Guptill, $21.99, March 23, 2010) by the one and only Christopher Hart, chibis are covered character by character according to the various subgenres in which they appear, including fantasy, occult, shoujo, fairy, and action.

You'll learn how to create chibi eyes, body language, and action poses and be introduced to all manner of adorable chibis including animals, warriors, J-rockers, fairies, schoolgirls, as well as harmless little bad guys. Completing the book is a section on creating chibi props and backgrounds, which give you the tools to make your own chibi scenes and environments. With Manga for the Beginner Chibis: Everything You Need to Start Drawing the Super-Cute Characters of Japanese Comics, you won't stay a beginner for long. You'll soon be well on your way to drawing lovable, hilarious chibis.

About the Author:
Christopher Hart is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have set the standard for art instruction with more than 2.5 million copies in print in eighteen languages.


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