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Draw modern looks
and Krisanne McSpadden
Table of contents
Introduction Tools & Techniques
4 6 14
1 | Around the Home 2 | Hanging Out 3 | Prom 4 | Weddings
5 | School Uniforms 6 | Work Clothes 7 | Sports 8 | Seasonal
Index About the Authors
80 102 118 128
32 54 64
Art School Year 1—that is to say, the first book!—we hit upon som ething that we felt was underre presented, not only in the world of art guides, but manga and com ic art in general. Clothing. We fou nd it difficult to find manga or comic books with colorful, unique, cre ative, realistic clothing. Clothes that change every day, because most characters have more than one outfit. Clothes that get ripped or dirty in realistic ways. Clothes that say something about a character’ s personality. For Year 2, we’ve created a manga -style how-to-draw book centered entirely around clothes . In the following pages you wil l find information on casual clot hing, clothing for going out, wor k clothes, school clothes and eve n how to design your own school uniform. From prom to weddin gs, and sports to seasonal, we hav e covered the basics for manga in a modern-day setting. You’ll find tips on every step of the proces s and hundreds of pieces of art to use for your own reference. While this book is by no means exhaustive—how could it be? It would take thousand of pages!— we have done our best to create something worthy of a spot on your shelf. And with any luck, this expedition into the world of clot hing in manga/comic mediums will continue in Year 3. When creating Shojo Fashion Ma nga
rs Know Your Characte
charmanga to create every There is a tendency in ent a autiful, so try to repres acter young, fit and be re to your aracters to appeal mo wider spectrum of ch rs exerw much your characte audience. Consider ho appeargenetics affect their cise and eat, and how elves to ss to represent thems ance. How do they dre rs of aid to include characte the world? Don’t be afr apes in your manga. different ages and sh
MATCHING CLOTHES AND PERSONALITY
How you dress your characters accentuates their personalities. Putting the same woman in different outﬁts gives you a vastly different assumption of who she really is.
CLOTHING ON DIFFERENT BODY TYPES
Bodies don’t come in only one shape. People develop muscle differently and put on weight in different areas. Here are the basic outlines of chubby, skinny and muscular male body types. Consider what sort of body type you are dressing, as it will affect the way the fabric lies.
Tykes and Tots
ture verds to resemble minia Children’s clothing ten rability and th an emphasis on du sions of older looks, wi themselves, ren too small to dress bright colors. For child ate the a popular way to navig onesies and dresses are dlers. pers and unwilling tod hurdles created by dia
DRAWING DIRT ON CLOTHES
When you want to make clothes look dirt smudged, pick a few spots and start drawing groups of lines. Crosshatch the lines going in several directions. The crosshatching should be very messy. The more lines there are, the more dirty it will look. Leave fewer lines for lighter patches of dirt.
3 | Prom
up to get really gussied For most people, calls ents t they make great ev are rare occasions, bu ts, but as momentous even for manga—not only rs off how your characte as a chance to show o lly put some effort int would look if they rea d ters focus on prom an it! The next two chap dress-up events that weddings, two major to attend. Formal most people are likely posite end of clothes fall at the op al dress. the spectrum of casu
Scenes From the Nig
After the dancing and revelry has worn eve ryone down, that much excitemen t has an equal amount of downtime to balance it out. As the night comes to a close, dances slow down, the king and queen are cro wned, and girls are grateful for the chance to take off tho se heels.
Ties Bow Ties
Two-Point Perspecti ve
to create a worm’s-eye view that will turn an intere sting pose into a dyna mic and memorable one. To for ce perspective in this example, draw the lower parts of her body larger tha n they should be, so they ap pear closer in the for eground. Bird’s-eye view is wh en the action is viewe d from above instead of below. You can force perspect ive
accessory. intessential summer Sunglasses are the qu fun, sexy, colored, wild, weird, They can be brightly tion thereof. simple or any combina
warm, and popular way to keep Puffy outerwear is a n coats or furase than thick woole it’s cheaper to purch , but people ats come in any color lined leather. These co y wear them neutrals because the tend to buy them in winter months. almost every day in the
DRAW A PADDED COAT
Outline the clothing. Note that the big coat makes him look a lot thicker than he is. Clean up the outline. Create wrinkles that pinch around the seams of the padded coat. Add some dark lines to convey depth, but not too thick or the coat will look ﬂat. When colored, the inked seam lines disappear though their shape is still conveyed. The shading is ﬂat and two-toned, because this fabric isn’t prone to shine.
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Sketch the body. Keep the form tight to ward off the cold.
DRAW A PADDED SLEEVE
Sketch the padded surface of the jacket over the arm. The outline will come up away from the arm. The stretchy, cuff fabric should hug the skin.
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Draw the stitching lines of the cuff and sleeve.
Clean up the outline. Pinch the seams and add a few wrinkles around them. The darker lines in the seams convey the depth of the padded, stuffed fabric. Add a few wrinkles in the middle of each fabric segment but keep the focus on the seams. Long, straight lights with a few straight creases will do for the cuff.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Irene Flores is an illustrator, part-time framer, occasional author and full-time coffee drinker. She is the co-creator of the manga trilogy Mark of the Succubus with writer Ashly Raiti published by TOKYOPOP. She has also worked for DC/WildStorm and Marvel Comics, and has been featured in TOKYOPOP’s Rising Stars of Manga volumes 3 and 5. Irene posts on deviantART under the name beanclam. Growing up in the Philippines, she was heavily inﬂuenced by both Japanese animation and American comics. In 1994, Irene and her family moved to the United States, and she currently resides in San Luis Obispo, California. Visit her website at beanclamchowder.com. Krisanne McSpadden was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and has been having vivid fantasies of rain ever since. She is currently working on a BA in psychology, and hopes to use it as a gateway to traveling all around the world and teaching in many countries. Her passions are writing, world design, characters and story, and her preferred medium is manga. This is her ﬁrst book. Contact Krisanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shojo Fashion Manga Art School Year 2. Copyright © 2012 by Irene Flores and Krisanne McSpadden. Manufactured in China. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review. Published by IMPACT Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., 10151 Carver Road #200, Blue Ash, OH 45242. (800) 289-0963. First Edition. Other ﬁne IMPACT Books are available from your favorite bookstore, art supply store or online supplier. Visit our website at www.fwmedia.com. 16 15 14 13 12 5 4 3 2 1
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EVERYTHING you need to know to DRESS, STYLE and ACCESSORIZE
What you wear (and how you wear it) reveals as much about you as what you say and do. Same goes for the characters you create. This book will help you visualize what’s in their closets, from t-shirts and sleepwear to work clothes and school uniforms. With Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2 whatever the scenario—from bumming around the house to high-styling at prom—you’ll have a wardrobe full of options for dressing your characters with style and personality.
· More than 20 step-by-step demonstrations · Hundreds of examples for every occasion—
casual styles, fancy formal wear, uniforms, seasonal looks, kids’ clothes and more
· Accessories galore, including backpacks,
sunglasses, shoes and electronic devices
· Expert tips for matching clothes to your
characters’ personalities, dressing different body types and ages, making clothing move naturally with different poses and more A fashionable follow-up to the bestselling Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, this book will help you create an endless variety of current, cutting-edge looks. Use it to give your favorite characters attitude, and inject more expression into your stories.
US $22.99 Y1789
ISBN-13: 978-1-4403-1080-5 ISBN-10: 1-4403-1080-7
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