Friday, August 27, 2021

Ten-Step Drawing: Manga: Learn to draw 30 manga characters animals in ten easy steps!


Ten-Step Drawing: Manga is a tutorial and style guide for manga by Chie Kutsuwada. Due out 7th Sept 2021 from Quarto on their Walter Foster imprint, it's 128 pages and will be available in paperback format. 

The book includes 30 tutorials for animals and characters arranged thematically by style and features: facial features, manga faces, chibi style, manga bodies, whole body poses, characters, and animals. As shown on the cover, each tutorial includes 10 steps with each refinement numbered sequentially and shown from start to finish. I liked that this guide shows several different styles and includes both "straight" manga style and ultra cute chibi style drawings. This is mostly aimed at beginning to early-intermediate artists and will provide a lot of good practice sessions.

This would make a good choice for public or school library acquisition, home use, or gift giving (perhaps bundled with some basic drawing supplies). I would also recommend this book to babysitters, grandparents, parents, and basically anyone who spends a fair bit of time with small kids in order to up their 'draw with me' game.

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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