Manga Art by Mark Crilley
About the Book: The world of manga (Japanese comics) has captured the imagination of artists, both aspiring and professional alike. Now best-selling artist and art instructor Mark Crilley presents the most complete look yet at the variety of creative options available in the world of manga. Crilley fills each chapter with gorgeous, original artwork created with a variety of tools (pencils, colored pencils, digital art, pen and ink, and more) and in a variety of manga-inspired styles. He pairs each piece with information on the materials used and the inspiration that led to its creation. Manga Art provides readers a one-of-a-kind chance to hear from one of the leading artists in the field of manga instruction, as he reveals the unlimited possibilities of manga and the creative secrets behind over 100 pieces of original, never-before-seen artwork.
My Thoughts: While I’m not personally someone who does a lot of drawing, especially in a specifically Japanese style when I saw this book I knew I had to request it thinking it would be a great start. However this book isn’t a “how to draw manga” and is actually made for people who are already advanced and looking for inspiration. The artwork is gorgeous and I love seeing the artist’s thought process and ideas for expanding your style. I just wish Manga art was a little easier to use.