Kawaii Manga: Adorable!

Paperback | November 4, 2014

byEva Minguet

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Kawaii Manga is the ultimate full-color instructional guide to drawing the kawaii (super cute) manga popular in contemporary cartoons, video games, advertising, and fashion designs around the world.

The word “Kawaii” originated in 1970s with Japan schoolgirls who used the term to describe everything they considered to be cute. Common worldwide today, kawaii identifies a particular trend of visual aesthetics such as Hello Kitty, the most famous example of this style. Kawaii is also a recognizable art form practiced by artists from around the world. Produced by both painters—including the acclaimed Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara—as well as commercial artists, kawaii can be found in museums and galleries, as well as on stickers, clothing, calendars, pens, pencils, erasers, video games, and other commercial items.

With this comprehensive, engaging manual, both new and experienced manga artists can master the steps for creating this colorful form—both freehand and digital—to draw a host of stunning kawaii characters. Detailed step-by-step instructions take them from initial character sketches to bright, finished designs, and show them how to master such techniques as applying digital color and 3-D vectorial drawing.

Featuring graphic full-color illustrations and detailed instructions, Kawaii Manga is sure to become the definitive how-to guide and reference for artists and manga lovers.

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Kawaii Manga is the ultimate full-color instructional guide to drawing the kawaii (super cute) manga popular in contemporary cartoons, video games, advertising, and fashion designs around the world.The word “Kawaii” originated in 1970s with Japan schoolgirls who used the term to describe everything they considered to be cute. Common wo...

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The ultimate guide to creating your very own adorable kawaii manga characters

EVA MINGUETis a pop-culture and style expert, and a writer and editor for Monsa Publications. She is the author ofUltimate Illustration!, Tattoo Delirium, Eco Kids Design, Cute Graffiti, andVery Sweet Kawaii. She lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062348604

ISBN - 13:9780062348609

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