Drawing Cute Manga Chibi: A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Super Cute Characters
by Ryusuke Hamamoto
This guide introduces aspiring manga artists to drawing chibi characters — wide-eyed caricatures beloved for their cartoonish exaggeration.
Drawing Cute Manga Chibi walks you through the steps needed to draw these adorable characters, while sidebars offer expert tips, pointers on the pitfalls to avoid, and how to use details to bring your drawings to life.
In this book, readers will learn how to imagine and express:
- Facial expressions
- Body posture
- Different ages
- Bringing your characters into full-color
- Different character identities — from a punk rocker to a samurai
Author and Japanese manga artist Ryusuke Hamamoto (Ryu Moto) is best known for his design and creation of the Petit Eva character — who even makes an appearance in this book! In Drawing Cute Manga Chibi , he shares his personal tips, showing you how to break the "rules" of figure drawing in order to create these bobbleheaded cuties.
Artists of all ages and levels will have fun creating original characters or reimagining their friends and family as kawaii chibi drawings.