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How to draw manga chibis & cute critters
Whitten, Samantha, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minnesota : Walter Foster Publishing, 2012.
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128 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
In this colorful book, you'll learn everything you need to start drawing standard chibis, super-chibis, and a range of two-legged and four-legged chibi animals.
Chibi basics -- Cute critters -- Clothing & props -- Bringing it all together -- Conclusion -- Templates.
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Niagara Branch Library NC1764.5.J3 W49 2012 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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With big glossy eyes and soft pudgy cheeks, it's hard not to love manga chibis and critters. In this latest addition to the Walter Foster Studio series for tweens, aspiring artists can learn all about these cute creatures as they follow along with step-by-step drawing projects that range from a mischievous chibi princess and a roly poly ninja to a furry manga bunny and a cuddly panda cub. Also included is a chapter on how to render any animal or person as a "chibi-fied" character. Instructions for adding color with markers or watercolor make this cartooning book perfect for any tween fan of manga or anime.

Author Notes

Samantha Whitten is a full-time freelance artist who specializes in creating art of adorable! 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. These days she earns a living by selling a unique range of products featuring her artwork, employing a cute and fun style that appeals to all ages, as well as illustrating various web comics in her spare time. Visit



You know them well--you're reading your favorite manga or watching an anime, and suddenly a chibi appears. The word chibis (pronounced "chee-bees") means "little" in Japanese. Chibis are super cute caricatures of people or animals that have been shrunken and squashed into funny, childlike creatures with big heads, stubby proportions, and silly expressions. In this book, you'll learn to draw all sorts of chibis. You'll also discover exactly what gives them their "chibiness," including proportions, facial features, expressions, and poses, as well as how to "chibify" props, furniture, and other background elements. And because companion critters are a common theme in anime and manga, you'll also learn to transform common animal friends into chibis. Excerpted from How to Draw Manga Chibis and Cute Critters: Discover Techniques for Creating Adorable Chibi Characters and Doe-Eyed Manga Animals by Walter Foster Creative Team Staff, Samantha Whitten All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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