Federico Makabenta (yenm@iconn.com.ph)
Sun, 12 Mar 2000 14:15:03 +0800

You probably haven't seen the collected How to Art book from Kadokawa.

It collects all the How to Art sections from Newtype magazine. The one I
have is Vol. 2 and has Mikimoto, Nobuteru Yuki, Clamp etc. showing how they
do their stuff using multiple media to enhance artwork. (It's an advanced

Let's just say, I'm not worthy. -_-;

I recommend a book that was recommended by Alex "Kingdom Come" Ross (I
forgot the title) in an interview. I saw parts of it and it really teaches
you the real nuts and bolts of human structure and how to reinterpret it for
different styles of media.


----- Original Message -----
From: <SiberioS@aol.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 12:48 PM
Subject: [gundam] [OT] How to Draw Manga Book

> This has to be the coolest book I've picked up in awhile. Sure
> translation blows and it doesn't tell you how to draw mecha (or any REAL
> basic drawing techniques) , but it's just filled to the brim with cool
> From a useful run-down on basic art supplies, to tips on facial
> expressions, to a really effecient and effective skeleton system,
> about this book screams quality. I've improved my art ten-fold (still
> but I'm working on it) by using this book.
> The only problem is that its more of a book for those who are
> half way decent, and are just looking for a way to get those nagging
> right. Its not for someone who hasn't picked up a pencil to draw in
> life.
> -
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