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Chibis, Mascots, and More: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now! Details

About the Author CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. A chibi's emotions are easy to read-- just look at their facial expressions. Some chibis are happy, others are gurmpy, and some are furious! Just because they're small doesn't mean that they don't have BIG expressions, or even bigger reactions. In fact, chibi expressions are so over-the-top that they are downright hilarious! They react on a much, much bigger scale than regular full-sized characters. It's funny to see huge emotions coming from such tiny characters!Let's compare the standard expressions of regular-size manga characters with their chibi counterparts. You'll see that the chibi face is distorted and elastic-- stretching way beyond what's normal. The key to chibi expressions is to make them big, broad, and highly exaggerated. Read more

Reviews

I didn't really like this how-to book. Most of it just described Chibis and it felt like 1/2 of the book was pointless or, at the very least could've provided more instructional content. A step-by-step would've been much better. I wasn't expecting a full-on from scratch how-to-draw-manga book, but I felt this could have dropped a lot in exchange for quick how-tos for eyes, clothing, and hair. A large portion of the book is reading.I would say save yourself some time and money and look at youtube how-tos for chibis. The best part about this book is the last couple pages where you have some fill-in-the-blank-type drawings waiting for you to complete them.