Book Review: How to Draw Manga: Sketching Manga-Style: Volume 2 Logical Proportions

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Volume 2 of How to Draw Manga: Sketching Manga-Style deals with proportions for figure drawing. The instructor is Hikaru Hayashi.

There are 184 pages in total. Similar to volume 1 in presentation, the pages are filled with sketches, drawing tips with occasional step-by-step photo demonstrations. You'll learn the various head-to-body ratio and when they are used, how they are drawn, stylizing them for manga purposes and a bit on character design.

Much of examples featured are using the manga proportions, that from 1:2 to 1:7 ratio. That's from the super chibi to the usual height you see in anime.

The book feels very comprehensive and is great for beginners - those with basic figure drawing and anatomy knowledge will benefit more.

This book is available at all Page One bookstores, and should be stocked by Basheer Graphic Books also. ISBN: 9789812459329

If you know German, they have the whole series in German and available on Amazon.de

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It seems that the series was originally published by Graphic-Sha Publishing but now out of print and selling at crazy prices on Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | JP).

Page One is now publishing the books now.

The books are published in German 2010 too and are still going on. The 4th book of the series will be out in June (the book about perspective). I'm glad that I can bought them a lot cheaper (around 26$) than these crazy prices XD
www.amazon.de/gp/product/3551752435 (Perfect Proportions)
www.amazon.de/gp/product/3551752427/ (Sketching)
www.amazon.de/gp/product/3551752443/ (Characterdesign)

Next to come:
www.amazon.de/How-Draw-Manga-richtigen-Perspektive/dp/3551752451/ (Manga Perspective)
www.amazon.de/How-Draw-Manga-Accessoires-Zubeh%C3%B6r/dp/355175246X/ (Manga accessoires)

where can i get this book? i'm looking for this very long

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