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Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters

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Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters by Christopher Hart
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Sep 03, 2013 | ISBN 9780823007103

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PRAISE for Christopher Hart:

“Hart is an excellent teacher, and the easy-to-follow, kid-friendly instructions of Young Artists Draw Manga will inspire, not frustrate, a beginning artist, just as previous books of the series have done. In fact, Hart’s books have sold more than 3.1 million English-language copies; have been translated into 20 languages; and have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.”—

Table Of Contents

Introduction 9

The Basics 11

Major Character Types 12

Drawing Heads 21
Powerful Male Goth 22
Victim 24
The Wild One 26
The Seductress 28
Young Teen Goth: Male 30
Young Teen Goth: Female 32

Drawing Bodies 35
Front View Basics: Male 36
Front View Basics: Female 39

Girls from the Dark Side 43

Gothic and Lolita-Style
Female 44
Dark Gothic Girl 48
Possessed Child 52
Girl Witch 56
Zombie Girlfriend 60

Boys with Lost Souls 65

Vampire Boy 66
Hunter of Vampires 70
Sorcerer 74
Fallen Angel 78

Vampires: Rulers of the Underworld 83

The Ever-Popular Victorian-Style Vampires 84
Modern Vampires: The New Stars of Graphic Novels 92
The Bewitching Beauty of Female Vampires 102

Magical Beasts 111
Dragon 112
Werewolf 114
Human-Creature Hybrid 116
Magical White Tiger 118
Elk Monster 120
Flying Snow Fox 122
Unicorn 124

Backgrounds 127

In the Garden of Death 128
The Baron’s Castle 130
Church Steeple 132
Lost in the Woods 134
Abandoned Farmhouse 136
Things That Go Bump in the Night 138

Color Theory 145

Color Palettes for
Supernatural Characters 146
Color Backgrounds 152
Interpretive Colors 156
Black-and-White versus Color 158

Combining Genres and Expanding your Art 161

Sports and Supernatural 162
Traditional Japanese Characters and Goth 164
Fantasy (Fairies) and Horror 166
Samurai and Goth 168
Magical Girl and Horror 170
Moe and Goth 172
Taking Your A.R.T. to the Next Level 174

Index 176

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