How to Draw Manga: Bishoujo * Pretty Girls
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Nov 2000)
ISBN: 4766111486

Chapter 1: BISHOUJO Character Drawing Theory
Chapter 2: BISHOUJO Bodies
Chapter 3: Situations and Techniques of Expression
Chapter 4: Every Day Life BISHOUJO
Chapter 5: Out-of-This-World BISHOUJO
Chapter 6: Learn from the Masters

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Book Review by Rio

The Good: You have your standard head, hair, and anatomy tutorials and the more oft seen changing clothes, how to portray a tan with tones, and various clothing (lingerie, ribbons, towels) and such into greater detail.

The Bad: Sections such as the wrinkles, toning, and even the changing clothes, you could easily find more information in another book that is geared towards that one topic.

Overall: What is usually covered quickly in drawing books covering a little of everything, this book has the luxury to go into more detail about girls with more examples in different points of views. There's a mix of information about females from everyday normal girls, fantastical girls, and even power-suited and bionic girls.


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