April 14, 2020

#BookReview: You Can Draw Manga Chibi Characters, Critters & Scenes: A step-by-step guide for learning to draw cute and colorful manga chibis and critters by Samantha Whitten, Jeannie Lee






Synopsis: You Can Draw Manga Chibi Characters, Critters & Scenes shows how to draw in the chibi style using simple steps and easy-to-find art tools. Also included are tips and techniques for designing your own chibi creations!

You can draw more than 50 chibi characters, animals, props, and much more, with the easy, step-by-step art projects in You Can Draw Manga Chibi Characters, Critters & Scenes. Learn to draw characters of all ages, clothes and props, fantasy critters, and more. Also included are tips and techniques encouraging you to design your own chibi creations once you are comfortable with the art style. No complicated tools are needed; you can create your own chibi art using just a pencil, pen, markers, and paper.

The book opens with helpful sections on tools and materials, essential drawing techniques, color basics, and an examination of chibi faces and bodies. The step-by-step projects that follow will show you how to draw chibis of all kinds in different poses. Included throughout the book are templates to scan or photocopy and practice on over and over again. In between drawing projects and templates, you will take a closer look at different chibis, their clothes and other props, and how to draw these characters in action. Use these pages to modify the templates to create your own characters. Tips and techniquesfor drawing chibi characters abound in You Can Draw Manga Chibi Characters, Critters & Scenes.

Written and illustrated by Samantha Whitten and Jeannie Lee, You Can Draw Manga Chibi Characters, Critters & Scenes is perfect for beginning and intermediate artists, lovers of manga and anime, and more. You will love creating your own chibi characters, critters, and scenes!


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Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: This was an easy to use and read book about drawing some very cute critters. My 9 year old and 15 year old had a fun time doing these step by step drawings. And of course with practice you can even make them your own! Great for the beginner and moderate drawler. 




Samantha Whitten is a Virginia-based independent artist who specializes in adorable illustrations. She has spent all of her life drawing and has pursued a career in illustration and graphic design, learning on her own and dabbling in a variety of projects. She earns a living by selling a unique range of self-produced products featuring her artwork, employing a cute and fun style that appeals to all ages, as well as illustrating a web comic in her spare time. Visit her website at www.littlecelesse.com for more.
Jeannie Lee’s art education includes more than seven years of instruction under contemporary Western artist Ji Young Oh, as well as two years studying traditional character animation at California Institute of the Arts. Her work experience spans across multiple companies, including Gaia Interactive, Marvel Entertainment, Inc., TOKYOPOP, and UDON Entertainment. She currently works as a senior artist at Sanshee and letters manga for UDON and VIZ Media (and fits video games and anime in wherever she can).









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