Book Review: Japanese Comickers 2

Japanese Comickers 2

This is the 2006 sequel to Japanese Comickers that was published in 2003. Featured here are Shigeki Maeshima, Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Waka Miyama, Lily Hoshino, Jeong Juno, Hyung-Tae Kim, Kuroboshi Kouhaku, Haccan, Kaouru Yukifuna, Shukei, Chen Shu-Fen & Pin-Fan, and Noa. Some are from Taiwan and Korea if you actually know the artist.

Although the subtitle says "draw manga and anime like japan's hottest artists", this is not strictly a tutorial book. It shows you how these artists create their work rather than show you how to draw them. Still, a lot of techniques and tips can be picked up from the captions as they go through the working process.

Each artist comes with a few pages of full page art as their gallery. There's also a short introduction and bio looking at their tools, favorite artists and published work.

I guess this book would be useful for artists who already know anatomy and are looking to learn some additional drawing tips.

If you like this book, check out other Comickers books too.

Special thanks to Kelvin Chan for providing the book for this short review.

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