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How to draw action figures for graphic novels

Paperback
$19.95 US
8.56"W x 11"H x 0.53"D   | 23 oz | 18 per carton
On sale Feb 13, 2024 | 144 Pages | 978-1-80092-051-4
FOC Dec 11, 2023 | Catalog November 2023
Want to add more power, speed and drama to your drawings? This action-packed guide to drawing action manga contains all the basics followed by 17 action-packed step-by-step pin-ups for the aspiring graphic novelist.

Written and illustrated by manga artist Keith Sparrow, this comprehensive and inspiring guide
  • starts with an introduction to manga basics, showing you how to create the ideal workspace, how to overcome fear of a blank page, and how to draw all the elements you’ll need, from hands and eyes to perspective and light and shade.
  • guides you step by step through 17 exciting, action-packed pin-ups – allowing you to explore a range of poses, characters and perspectives.

Follow the step by steps and the basic techniques to build up your confidence and before you know it you’ll be creating your own action drawings and characters!
Keith Sparrow is an artist, writer and performer living in Cornwall, UK. He runs regular manga drawing clubs and workshops across Cornwall and Devon, and has written and illustrated several books on the art of manga. 

Keith is a passionate believer in the art of visual storytelling and through his workshops seeks to inspire young artists to express themselves and their ideas through the art of manga.

Instagram: @sparrowmanga
Facebook: Ato-gami

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Want to add more power, speed and drama to your drawings? This action-packed guide to drawing action manga contains all the basics followed by 17 action-packed step-by-step pin-ups for the aspiring graphic novelist.

Written and illustrated by manga artist Keith Sparrow, this comprehensive and inspiring guide
  • starts with an introduction to manga basics, showing you how to create the ideal workspace, how to overcome fear of a blank page, and how to draw all the elements you’ll need, from hands and eyes to perspective and light and shade.
  • guides you step by step through 17 exciting, action-packed pin-ups – allowing you to explore a range of poses, characters and perspectives.

Follow the step by steps and the basic techniques to build up your confidence and before you know it you’ll be creating your own action drawings and characters!

Creators

Keith Sparrow is an artist, writer and performer living in Cornwall, UK. He runs regular manga drawing clubs and workshops across Cornwall and Devon, and has written and illustrated several books on the art of manga. 

Keith is a passionate believer in the art of visual storytelling and through his workshops seeks to inspire young artists to express themselves and their ideas through the art of manga.

Instagram: @sparrowmanga
Facebook: Ato-gami