How to Draw Kawaii Manga Characters

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Pub Date Apr 16 2024 | Archive Date Mar 01 2024

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Attention manga and kawaii–loving tweens! Now you can learn to create your own adorable manga artwork with this fun-to-read guide by award-winning middle-grade graphic novelist Misako Rocks!
Misako is a Japanese manga comic artist who moved to the United States to pursue her dreams. With her online and in-person drawing lessons for children, and now with her Learn Manga with Misako series of books, she strives to help the next generation of young artists and readers bring their imaginations to life.
Combining drawing tutorials with motivational messages that encourage artists to draw and think freely, How to Draw Kawaii Manga Charactersinspires kids ages 7 to 12 to unleash their creativity in the most entertaining way possible.
This engaging and easy-to-follow book includes:
  • Helpful tips on how to use the book
  • Instructions for drawing a range of kawaii faces with different expressions and facial features
  • A chapter on drawing different bodies, as well as poses
  • Practice pages that allow kids to draw within the book
  • Tips for adding color and shading to bring kawaii creations to life
  • Worksheets, resources, and more

Young artists everywhere will find inspiration in Misako’s remarkable story as they follow her warm, accessible instructions in pursuit of their own dreams.

Find even more fun-loving manga instruction in How to Draw Kawaii Manga Fashion, also from the Learn Manga with Misako series.
Attention manga and kawaii–loving tweens! Now you can learn to create your own adorable manga artwork with this fun-to-read guide by award-winning middle-grade graphic novelist Misako Rocks!

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This step by step guide is super easy to follow and so adorable! I didn't realize there was "how to" books on this website and as someone who always like to practice there drawing and different drawing types, it was fun to explore. Even my 9 year old daughter enjoyed looking at the instructions. She will definitely be using after me.

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This book is great for beginner artists. It gives you a bunch of tutorials to follow along that give photos as well as descriptions. It was very helpful.

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This is so cute, very informative how to draw characters. Can’t wait to try and start drawing characters myself.

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I know I would have been thrilled with this book as a tween! And even now, it is a great resource to draw younger characters that actually look young, and not like squished versions of their adult counterparts.

I would have loved some more male characters and female characters who are not as girly. And some of those braided hairstyles were gorgeous, so I would have liked a tutorial to draw them as well.

All in all, great book and very enjoyable. Thanks for the ARC!

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I asked for this manual because my 7-year-old daughter is crazy about drawing, especially those cool manga characters. The book has easy-to-understand language and colorful illustrations that make it perfect for kids. It's packed with lots of useful tips too. My little artist gives it a thumbs up!

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Both my Daughters absolutely loved this Manga book and have really enjoyed practising their drawing!

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I've been looking for a great manga drawing book to purchase for my library and this absolutely fits the bill. It's super cute and easy on the eyes so I imagine it will be engaging for middle school aged kids (and other novice sketchers, of course). It walks you through each part of drawing a kawaii-style manga character, from different kinds of eyes to mouth expressions, hair, and more, including how each kind gives off different vibes and can be used to show personality. Love it!

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This is a great little book to have if you want to learn how to draw manga. There is just the right amount of bite-sized and easy to grasp lessons to make sure anyone can start drawing without feeling overwhelmed.

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A really thorough step-by-step guide to drawing manga characters. My almost 10 year old daughter is fascinated by manga and anime and this book gives her plenty of ideas to try drawing. Not only is there full manga characters to copy but also facial expressions, manga eye examples, mouth expressions and different facial angles. A brilliant book for young artists who want to improve their manga drawing skills.

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