How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters

How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters

Book - 2012
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Quayside Pub Group

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.



Grand Central Pub

How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters shows how to draw people and animals in the cutest chibi style using simple steps and easy-to-find art tools. Also included are tips and techniques for designing your own chibis!

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. With this book, learn to draw chibi people of all ages, dogs, cats, birds, 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. And templates you can use over and over are included in the back to make drawing easy! 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 show you how to draw chibis of all kinds in any pose and from all angles. Tips and techniques for drawing chibi characters abound in How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters, including:

  • What makes a chibi?
  • Chibi faces
  • Chibi front, side, back, and 3/4 views
  • Super-chibis
  • Basic poses
  • Action poses
  • Chibi facial expressions
  • Chibi hairstyles
  • Chibis young and old
  • Chibi animals
  • Chibi fantasy critters
  • Chibi accessories, including clothes and props
  • Templates

Written and illustrated by Samantha Whitten and Jeannie Lee, How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters is perfect for beginning and intermediate artists, lovers of manga and anime, and more. You will love creating your own chibis!



Baker & Taylor
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.

Publisher: Irvine, CA : Walter Foster, c2012
ISBN: 9781600582905
Branch Call Number: Y 741.5 Wh
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Lee, Jeannie 1983-
Alternative Title: Manga chibis & cute critters

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