February 14, 2018

#BookReview: Chibi! the Official Mark Crilley How-To-Draw Guide by @markcrilley @IMPACTbooks with @endyochita

About the Book:

Master how to draw super tiny and adorable chibi characters!

This book (and your fuzzy-costumed tour guide Mochy) will teach you everything you need to know about drawing chibis! From the word "short" in Japanese, this manga illustration style features cute characters with big heads, tiny bodies and adorably exaggerated facial expressions. Play with proportions to create highly stylized itty-bitty chibis or unusually tall ones, using their big eyes and giant personalities to convey animated emotions, from surprised and joyful to sad and mad.

32 step-by-step lessons cover everything from proportions and poses to clothing and digital coloring.
Create every kind of chibi: boys, girls, pets, witches, fairies and anthropomorphic characters.
Learn how to turn your friends, family and yourself into adorable chibis!
Includes a chapter dedicated to making chibi crafts, such as phone cases, greeting cards and do-not-disturb signs.
Show everyone how awesome your chibis are!

Reviewed By: Endy
Publisher: Impact
Recommended Age: All Ages
Genre: Nonfiction, Art
How I Acquired this book: Netgalley
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author:
Mark Crilley is an American comic book creator and children's book author/illustrator. He is the creator of Miki Falls, Akiko, and Brody's Ghost. He is also noted for his instructional videos for drawing in the manga-style. Crilley distributes drawing advice to artists via YouTube videos and his DeviantArt account. In August 2010, he starred in some how to draw videos for Funimation on demand. Mark Crilley's wife is Miki Crilley who he named Miki Falls after. The two have a daughter, Mio, and a son, Matthew.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I had issues with the eARC because it would cut parts off. Other than it was fine.

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions:  This was a lovely book it showed you how to make many things in a relaxed and understandable way.  I do wish that this copy we received for review was better formatted as it cut things off and made parts hard to read.  Other than that this book was fantastic and I could see those of all ages benefiting from the techniques that are in it. Even me being 13 and an avid drawer I found a lot of tips that I could use in my work. I will be sharing things that I drew shortly on my Instagram feed under @endyochita so you can see them there.

Go Into This One Knowing: Easy to follow, great information.

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