How to Draw Anime & Game Characters Vol. 3: Bringing Daily Actions to Life
by Tadashi Ozawa
Pages: 156 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic-Sha (Aug 2002)
Chapter 1: Let's Master the Basics! Understanding Perspectives
Chapter 2: Basic Movements
Chapter 3: Variations of Movement
Chapter 4: Experience on Paper
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Book Review by Rio
The Good: Ozawa does a wonderful job again! He inititally starts the book on drawing your character using perspective giving a numerous amount of pointers and examples. Then giving basic action poses (walking, running, sitting, standing, laying down, etc) and going into variations of those actions by using multiple examples of characters. A typical example page consists of a stick figure in a particular pose, a block figure, and the actual finished character in the same pose. Front and back or other view of the pose is common and he even gives detail pointers and tips.
The Bad: There should've been more pages to this book. 156 is not enough! :P
Overall: Besides teaching you how to draw stiff characters into real believable characters, this book is an excellent edition that you may later use as a reference book for poses. A book well worth the money, imo.