How to Draw Manga: Putting Things in Perspective
by Digital Manga
Pages: 136 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Nov 2002)
ISBN: 4766112563

Chapter 1: Basics - Standing on the Earth
Chapter 2: Drawing the Outdoors
Chapter 3: Distance of Natural Objects
Chapter 4: Drawing Indoor Scenes
Chapter 5: How to Draw Backgrounds
Chapter 6: Special Effects and Character Representation Using Perspective

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Book Review by Rio

The Good: That this book solely focuses on perspective. It doesn't just teach you 1st ,2nd, and 3rd point perspective but also shows you how to draw slopes (up & down), forked roads, indoor and outdoor scenes, stairs, and the very important of relative size from one object to another.

The Bad: There was at least one mistake in book formatting which is the example under horizon and character, the low angle perspective showed a bust level image. Otherwise, there was no other problems I noticed.

Overall: Recommended for budding artists whether you're interested in making manga or not. Getting your character to fit with the surroundings is key even when making pin-ups even if the surrounding is buildings or other poeple.


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