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Mastering Manga 3: Power Up with Mark Crilley

Mark Crilley



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29 August 2016
Drawing & drawings; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Art Reference; Manga
Series: Mastering Manga
Consider this book the power up pack--the secret weapon you need to bring your art to another realm entirely. With two bestselling manga instruction books and more than 2.3 million YouTube followers, Mark Crilley's popularity shows no signs of stopping. Master the skills to create your very own manga! Expert manga artist Mark Crilley guides you to another level with this powered-up drawing book. Complete your Crilley collection with this third installation, which elevates the instruction to focus on drawing methods to help you create distinctive and detailed professional-level manga art. Through 40 in-depth step-by-step demonstrations not covered in other Mastering Manga books, Mark reveals his secrets for adding colour, how to draw manga-style animals, ways to use photo reference, his preferred art supplies and how to fix character inconsistencies. The book is broken down into three sections:

Characters and Styles: Learn how to draw characters in every manga style--elegant Shojo, angular Dark Fantasy, action-packed Shonen and cute cartoon. Includes non-human characters like animal familiars (realistic or chibi) and aliens. Break-out lessons focus on anatomy, hairstyles and all genres of clothing, from classic anime uniforms to fantasy costuming.

Poses and Action: Make your characters bold, memorable and full of vitality. Get the most out of your poses by learning how to create natural, standing and dynamic running poses, plus sword fights, romantic Shojo interactions and stances for animals, manga monsters, chibi cuties and mech a robots. Advanced lessons include how to convey a sense of motion, tips on body language and how to effectively using foreshortening.

Finishing Touches: Elevate your art with Mark's professional instruction on completing your comic. These final lessons include page layouts, logo design, how to place a character in a setting, correctly using dialogue and speech bubbles, advanced costume design (fantasy armour, wings, and more) and how to create attention-grabbing cover art. Manga is all about fresh concepts and fascinating characters. You've got ideas. You've invented new characters. There's a whole world waiting to see what you've come up with! --Mark Crilley AUTHOR: Mark Crilley is the author and illustrator of several graphic novel and prose fiction book series, including thirteen-time Eisner nominee 'Akiko', 'Billy Clikk', 'Miki Falls', 'Brody's Ghost, and 'Mastering Manga' (IMPACT Books, 2012) and 'Mastering Manga 2' (IMPACT Books, 2013). 210 b/w illustrations
By:   Mark Crilley
Imprint:   IMPACT Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   476g
ISBN:   9781440340932
ISBN 10:   1440340935
Series:   Mastering Manga
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   29 August 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Crilley is the author and illustrator of several graphic novel and prose fiction book series, including thirteen-time Eisner nominee Akiko, Billy Clikk, Miki Falls, Brody's Ghost, and Mastering Manga (IMPACT Books, 2012) and Mastering Manga 2 (IMPACT Books, 2013). Since being selected for Entertainment Weekly's It List in 1998, Crilley has spoken at hundreds of venues throughout the world and become one of YouTube's top 25 Most Subscribed Gurus, creating drawing demonstration videos that have been viewed more than 60 million times. His work has been featured in USA Today, the New York Daily News and Disney Adventures magazine, as well as on Comcast On Demand and CNN Headline News. Visit Mark online at or

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