How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters: Discover techniques for creating adorable chibi…

by Samantha Whitten

Walter Foster Publishing | August 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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With big glossy eyes and soft pudgy cheeks, it''s hard not to love manga chibis and critters. In this latest addition to the Walter Foster Studio series for tweens, aspiring artists can learn all about these cute creatures as they follow along with step-by-step drawing projects that range from a mischievous chibi princess and a roly poly ninja to a furry manga bunny and a cuddly panda cub. Also included is a chapter on how to render any animal or person as a "chibi-fied" character. Instructions for adding color with markers or watercolor make this cartooning book perfect for any tween fan of manga or anime.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 11.75 × 8.88 × 0.38 in

Published: August 1, 2012

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600582907

ISBN - 13: 9781600582905

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How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters: Discover techniques for creating adorable chibi…

by Samantha Whitten

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 11.75 × 8.88 × 0.38 in

Published: August 1, 2012

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600582907

ISBN - 13: 9781600582905

About the Book

With big glossy eyes and soft pudgy cheeks, it's hard not to love manga chibis and critters. Aspiring tween artists can learn all about these cute creatures as they follow along with step-by-step drawing projects. Instructions for adding color with markers or watercolor make this cartooning book perfect for any fan of manga or anime. Illustrations.

Read from the Book

You know them well—you’re reading your favorite manga or watching an anime, and suddenly a chibi appears. The word chibis (pronounced “chee-bees”) means “little” in Japanese. Chibis are super cute caricatures of people or animals that have been shrunken and squashed into funny, childlike creatures with big heads, stubby proportions, and silly expressions. In this book, you’ll learn to draw all sorts of chibis. You’ll also discover exactly what gives them their “chibiness,” including proportions, facial features, expressions, and poses, as well as how to “chibify” props, furniture, and other background elements. And because companion critters are a common theme in anime and manga, you’ll also learn to transform common animal friends into chibis.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Tools & Materials
Drawing Techniques
Color Basics


CHAPTER 1: Chibi Basics
What Makes It a Chibi?
Basic Construction
Chibi Girl Traits
Chibi Boy Traits
Breaking it Down: Sakura
Breaking it Down: Takashi
Basic Chibi Face
Average Chibi Boy
Chibi Girl Face
Chibi Boy Face
Chibi Girl Face: Side View
Chibi Boy Face: Side View
Chibi Body: Front View
Chibi Body: Side View
Chibi Body: Back View
Chibi Body: 3/4 View
Super-Chibis
Super-Chibi Body
Super-Chibis in Action
Chibi Eyes
Chibi Expre
Other Expressions
Girl Hairstyles
Boy Hairstyles
Hair Tips & Tricks
Chibi Hands
Chibi Feet
Chibi Legs
Basic Poses
Basic Girl Pos
Basic Boy Poses
Action Poses
Baby Chibis
Kid Chibis
Senior Citizen Chibis
Combining Chibi Styles


CHAPTER 2: Cute Critters
Critter Faces
Two-Legged Critters
Four-Legged Critters
Critter Arms
Critter Legs
Critter Basic Poses
Critter Action Poses
Dog
Cat
Bird
Creating Fantasy Critters
Critter Combinations
Any Critter Can Be Chibi


CHAPTER 3: Clothing & Props
Chibi Clothing
Dressing Up
Tops
Bottoms
Outerwear
Footwear
Hats
Bags
Chibi Props
Furniture .
Chibi Food


CHAPTER 4: Bringing it all Together
Chibis & Environments
Conclusion


CHAPTER 5: Templates
About the Artists

From the Publisher

With big glossy eyes and soft pudgy cheeks, it''s hard not to love manga chibis and critters. In this latest addition to the Walter Foster Studio series for tweens, aspiring artists can learn all about these cute creatures as they follow along with step-by-step drawing projects that range from a mischievous chibi princess and a roly poly ninja to a furry manga bunny and a cuddly panda cub. Also included is a chapter on how to render any animal or person as a "chibi-fied" character. Instructions for adding color with markers or watercolor make this cartooning book perfect for any tween fan of manga or anime.

From the Jacket

Hold on to your heartstrings—a delightful, whimsical world full of glossy-eyed, pudgy-cheeked manga chibis and cuter-than-cute critters awaits you! In this colorful book, you’ll learn everything you need to start drawing standard chibis, super-chibis, and a range of two-legged and four-legged chibi animals. From using basic tools to capturing proportions, rendering facial features, creating expressions, and mastering poses, this book is jampacked with valuable instruction for drawing all things chibi! Along the way, fun practice exercises offer tips for honing your craft, while handy templates for photocopying or scanning allow you to put your newfound skills to use.

About the Author

More than 80 years ago, Mr. Walter T. Foster set out to prove that anyone can learn to draw. The “how to” art books he wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, and shipped on his own soon grew tremendously in popularity! Today the Walter Foster Publishing company carries on the tradition, developing books and kits that encourage creativity and spark imaginations.

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