The great popularity of Japanese comics and animated media has made manga art one of the hottest commodities in today's commercial art market.101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists shows illustrators how to succeed in that market. Written by two successful manga artists, with additional insights from a select group of fellow professionals, this illustration-packed book covers all aspects of manga art, presenting advice and instruction on-- Research and inspiration for graphic and story ideas
Tools and equipment
Drawing characters, with attention to hairstyles, expressions, and poses
Adding backgrounds, props, and elements from nature
Creating illustrations in black and white, in color, painting in Photoshop, and using markers
Creating comics with story, script, speech bubbles, and graphic sound effects
Preparing finished work for the web and for print
Here in a single volume is virtually everything an illustrator needs to know in order to create successful manga art for a variety of media. More than 400 color illustrations. Reveals expert techniques for drawing manga characters and sets, creating page layouts, and constructing smoothly paced narratives, and offers artists advice on developing their own illustrative style.