Design Your Own Anime and Manga Characters

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TB Choi

With Design Your Own Anime and Manga Characters, you’ll learn character design for these popular entertainment genres from renowned concept artist and teacher TB Choi. 

  • Constructing a Character. Build a character right from the start with the basics of human anatomy and proportion.
  • Simplifying Forms for Poses and Gestures. Streamline form to develop effective poses and gestures from a variety of angles.
  • Drawing Hair, Clothing, and Accessories. Render authentic details that support your characters and enrich your stories.
  • Conveying Dimension, Emotion, and Character. Refine your use of line, shadow, and form to create visual variety, depth, and emotion.
  • Pets, Chibis, and Sidekicks. Create pets, chibis, anthros, and kemonomimi with personality.
  • Exercise: Design and Draw a Character. Learn a simple method for developing an original character, from mind map to finished drawing.


Filled with step-by-step demonstrations and expert guidance and advice, Design Your Own Anime and Manga Characters teaches you everything you need to bring unique characters to life.

PRICE: $24.99 / Can$32.99 / £18.99

MEDIUM: Drawing & Illustration, Illustration

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9780760371374

SIZE: 8.5 in x 11in / 215.9mm x 279.4 mm

PUBLISHED: August 30, 2022

TB Choi is a character/concept artist and drawing instructor specializing in anatomy and character design. Included among her many celebrated film, animation, and gaming clients are Adobe, EA (Entertainment Arts), Sony Pictures, Guerilla Games, Netflix, Reel FX, Riot Games, Blizzard, and Epic Games. To see more of TB’s work, visit her on Instagram @tb_choi and on Twitter @TB_Choi12.

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