The Complete Guide to Drawing Action Manga

As a child, I remember loving to draw animals and nature scenes. Drawing is a great way to help children develop their fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and improve concentration. It’s a healthy and constructive pastime that kids enjoy. While some kids are born with innate abilities to draw anything freehand, most of them are not. Having a guide to assist with shapes, proportions, perspective, and more, would be of value for kids of all ages. There are lots of books on the market that provide budding artists with tips, techniques, and useful tools to create beautiful drawings.

Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, that are created for adults and children. They are popular worldwide and quite often kids will try to draw the characters. The Complete Guide to Drawing Action Manga, a Step-By-Step Artist’s Handbook, will amp up your drawing skills in no time.

Inside Action Manga, you will find lots of step-by-step illustrations on how to draw 40 different classic manga action poses, including jumping, punching, kicking, high five, and more. Plus, you’ll learn to sketch realistic facial expressions and body parts, fantastic hair, and how to use color and shading. Secret code: illustrations.

  • Start With The Basics
  • Action
  • Martial Arts
  • Interacting
  • Weapons
  • Reacting

If you are a beginner artist, this book may seem daunting. But the chapter Start With The Basics walks you through drawing various anatomy parts that you can practice until you get the hang of it.

Each of the poses starts with a rough outline with the next outlines being more detailed until you have a finished drawing. There are also practice trace pages where kids or adults can test-drive their new drawing skills. This book is quite detailed and offers lots of guidance, but I think it would be for more advanced artists.

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.