Anime + Chibi Art Class

A Complete Beginner Course in Drawing Manga Cuties + Their Chibis

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Pub Date Aug 20 2024 | Archive Date Aug 02 2024

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The best of both worlds—learn how to draw anime characters and their cute, colorful, and expressive chibi counterparts from popular anime artist and instructor Yoai.

This follow-up to Chibi Art Class and Anime Art Class embraces the two styles for an all-in-one drawing book! A common artistic device within anime and manga is for the characters to morph into a chibi version of themselves for comic relief, especially when expressing emotion. In Anime + Chibi Art Class, popular anime artist Yoai teaches you how to draw characters big and little so you don’t have to choose. It doesn’t matter if you prefer drawing traditionally or digitally because both methods are welcome here!

With in-depth what-to-use and how-to guides at the front of the book, the tutorials are divided evenly between traditional and digital. Spanning from simple to advanced, each focuses on honing an area of drawing, such as basic body shapes, shading, and coloring. Say goodbye to art books that don’t explain what they’re doing and pick up this one today for detailed, easy-to-follow lessons.

Including all-new material, these 20 step-by-step tutorials will have you nailing that distinct anime style in an array of mediums, including:

  • Pencil drawing
  • Inking line art
  • Shading with colored pencils
  • Coloring with markers and watercolors
  • Scanning and printing to combine media
  • and doing it all digitally!

By the end, you will be a seasoned expert in the art of anime and chibi drawing and be ready to design your own expressive and cute characters.

Learn even more fun drawing techniques from Yoai with:Chibi Art Class, Mini Chibi Art Class, Anime Art Class, and Anime Art Class Sketchbook.
The best of both worlds—learn how to draw anime characters and their cute, colorful, and expressive chibi counterparts from popular anime artist and instructor Yoai.

This follow-up to Chibi Art Class...

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I looked through the book and instantly knew that by the end I was going to improve my anime drawing style! The drawings are cute and the book is informative. I can't wait to show it to my artist cousin when it comes out, I know she'll love it!

Thank you for the ARC!

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What an informative and cute book! Nice variety of characters and examples. All the tutorials are informative and easy to understand and I like how it covers how to use different types of art materials (traditional and digital).

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This is so cute!
I love the colors on the pages and the step by step drawings to assist. Along with the tips!
Loved the explanation of colors and coloring. These are parts of drawing that I never fully thought of and it’s a crucial part of design.
Showing multiple designs and ways to draw was wonderful as well. Such as traditional vs chibi, people have different preferences or styles or interests! This is a great book overall to learn more or just get started in the “anime” style of art.

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An excellent guide about anime and chibi art. The instructions are easy-to-follow and the sample drawings are cute.

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This was a pretty good drawing tutorial book! I'd recommend it. They do a good job of showing and explaining, rather than just telling.

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I am a complete beginner at art, but i wanted to read and look through this to be able to start drawing. I was thinking it was going to be a little too complex for a complete noob, but to my surprise it was actually explained in a way that even I understood.

It includes everything from the basics of art, like Color theory and proportions, and side by side comparisons of chibi and anime figures, and tutorials for how to draw different characters. It also includes several inspiration pages where you can see different features and outfits that can inspire you for your own art, and also a colouring page! This is truly going to be useful in my art.

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Another fantastic book by Yoai. My eldest daughter is 10 and is already a huge fan of Anime Art Class. She immediately threw herself into reading this latest book and copying some of the artwork. This leads to her creating her own comics with characters and really fires up her imagination. She can’t wait to get the hard copy!

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I really enjoy reading these books on drawing, this one I really like. It not only shows you how to draw normal characters but a chibi version along with it. It's a great way to learn both side by side if you are interested in learning how to draw Chibi characters as well.

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