The Complete Guide to Drawing Dynamic Manga Sword Fighters
This is an interesting and useful book. In terms of applying what you have learned after reading it, it is useful for trying to draw the poses that the book describes, but it is not very useful for extending what it says to drawing other types of poses.
It contains ways to focus on the feet and on the head, and it features different aged swordfighters wielding different weapons. It also describes how to draw the various accessories and hairstyles of the different swordfighters, although it is somewhat limited on the hair and accessories it teaches you to draw.
Some of the things are limited to use in only the specific situations that you are drawing, like there are images for “in fire” or “underwater,” but those are details for very specific scenes and the information about what is needed to create those details in those scenes is not given a lot of instruction. Some instructions are given for using computer-aided drawing tools.
The clear instructions given for the drawings that are provided, and those for drawing humans, are really helpful, especially because they can be used in all your drawings. The descriptions of weapons are also useful and interesting, and they can be used for drawing in any format, not just manga.
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