How to Draw Manga: Super Tone Techniques
by Unkaku Koyama
Pages: 136 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Aug 2002)
ISBN: 4766112601

Chapter 1: The Basics
Chapter 2: The Next Dimension
Chapter 3: Character-Enhancing Backgrounds
Chapter 4: Putting on The Finishing Touch

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Book Review by Rio

The Good: Covers everything you'll use a tone for from characters, shading, backgrounds, and effects. It even mentions proper use, techniques, and example pages includes specific tones used.

The Bad: Do not get this for the young or those who isn't old enough to handle the few S&M drawings that are shown near the end of the book. The examples are more on the provocative side than the other How To books. (Okay, for guys this is a plus...) This includes full chest nudity and really risque drawings in here. Not for the sensitive!

Overall: A wonderful edition that focuses on how to tone your work and recommended for those interested in making their own manga and how to tone them. Even though the book uses actual tones (Letraset, etc), you can apply what you learned on the now growing use of digital tones.


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