Best Friends Forever: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now! by Christopher HartBest Friends Forever: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now! by Christopher Hart

Best Friends Forever: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!

byChristopher Hart

Paperback | June 18, 2013

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Focusing on the dramatic character friendships (and sometimes rivalries) that are central to any manga narrative, Best Friends Forever teaches readers how to draw characters at slumber parties, school, and parties together, as well as combining character types that complement each other. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart's in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book's pages.
CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professiona...
Title:Best Friends Forever: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.1 × 7.4 × 0.2 inPublished:June 18, 2013Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038534547X

ISBN - 13:9780385345477

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When you're working with multiple characters, it's important to create more than just a unifying visual theme, but differences as well. You don't want them to blend together to such an extent that they lose their individual personalities. One way to do this is to vary the height of the characters. Varying the heights forces the eye to travel up and down while scanning the image, which makes the eye slow down and take more time to soak in the image. When the charactesr are all the same height, the eye tends to skim the image quickly, as one whole clump, without looking at each character individually, which is a disadvantage for the artist, who has worked hard to draw each figure.