Samantha Whitten, Jeannie Lee
You can draw chibi characterswith the easy, step-by-step art projects in Just for Kids: You Can Draw Manga Chibis. Also included in this 8.75 × 11.67–inch book are tips and techniques you can use to design your own characters once you are comfortable with the art style. No complicated tools are needed; you can create your own chibi art using just a pencil, pen, markers, and paper!
The book opens with helpful sections on tools and materials, essential drawing techniques, color basics, and an examination of typical chibi faces and bodies. The step-by-step projects that follow show you how to draw different chibi characters in any pose and from all angles. Included at the end of the book are templates to scan or photocopy and practice on over and over again. Throughout the book, take a closer look at different chibi characteristics and use the artist's tips to modify the templates to create your own characters, which you can then draw walking, jumping, dancing, falling, and flying. Tips and techniques for drawing chibi characters abound!
Written and illustrated by Samantha Whitten and Jeannie Lee, Just for Kids: You Can Draw Manga Chibis is perfect for beginning and intermediate artists, lovers of manga and anime, and more. You will love creating your own manga chibi characters!
Samantha Whitten is a Virginia-based independent artist who specializes in adorable illustrations. She has spent all of her life drawing and has pursued a career in illustration and graphic design, learning on her own and dabbling in a variety of projects. She earns a living by selling a unique range of self-produced products featuring her artwork, employing a cute and fun style that appeals to all ages, as well as illustrating a web comic in her spare time. Visit her website at www.littlecelesse.com for more.
Jeannie Lee’s art education includes more than seven years of instruction under contemporary Western artist Ji Young Oh, as well as two years studying traditional character animation at California Institute of the Arts. Her work experience spans across multiple companies, including Gaia Interactive, Marvel Entertainment, Inc., TOKYOPOP, and UDON Entertainment. She currently works as a senior artist at Sanshee and letters manga for UDON and VIZ Media (and fits video games and anime in wherever she can).