Manga Now! How to Draw Manga Monsters & Mecha
When you think of Manga, monsters and robots spring quickly to mind. Best-selling author Keith Sparrow presents hundreds of ideas for creative kaiju and exciting mecha; and shows you how to draw each one through simple step-by-step instructions. Learn how to morph everyday animals into terrifying beasts and mutant horrors, and how to bring the supernatural to horrifying life...before bringing forth the gleaming metal of mecha heroes to do battle with the beasts. Containing everything you need to get started, this action-packed guide will quickly have you drawing robots to save humanity - or crushing it beneath your monster's mighty feet!
Keith Sparrow is a comic enthusiast and a prolific artist, with a lifelong interest in anime and manga. He has written a number of books including Mega Manga, and illustrated several educational books for children, for the BBC and Channel 4. Keith has created many storyboards, including one for the animation film Space Jam. He prefers to draw and ink in by hand, but he colours the work on his computer. He lives in Cornwall, U.K.
Introduction 6 Space to work 12 A material world 12 Overcoming fear of a blank page 19 Monsters!Supernatural 22 Bestial 66 Insectoid 100 Kaiju 134 Chibi monsters 170 Mecha! Battlesuits 192 Warbots 206 Mecha vehicles 228 Cyborgs 240 Monsters versus Mecha! Attack from the Sky! 254 Terror in Mid-town! 262 Watery Struggle! 270 Surrounded! 278 Index 286