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Although the content is not much different from many manga how-to books, I find Camilla's work unique and inspirational (her style is different from that I've seen in other books). If you want lots of guidelines and drawing tips, I'd suggest also buying a book from Mark Criley and Sonia Leong's book as both have a wealth of these. Despite not being the best instructional book on the market, I have found this book a real joy. The art is so beautiful and Camilla's writing style is cute and entertaining. Although you won't learn all you need to know from this book alone, it would be a wonderful addition to any manga drawing- book collection.
Amazing step by step instructions with good humour. Ive tried loads of "how to draw manga" type books. This is the first one that has truly felt right for me. I love her style and her artwork is incredible. Honestly, ignore all other manga drawing books and get this one!
I am an art instructor and bought this as a gift for my niece. I think this book can be very useful to beginners and intermediate levels. But I would not recommend for those under the age of ten. However it does include a few simple cute animals and chibi's younger ages could tackle but most of the rest of the content maybe out of reach to younger students. The birthdaysuit chapter may also trigger more conservative parents. It's not detailed "anatomically" but it's worth mentioning. It's a ok chapter. It's just about creating a frame to place fashion over.
I actually like this book because of the lack of constant step by step steps, that no artist used ever. Almost all approaches are how an artist might approach their drawing. With one exception. I had to take a star off for this. The section on hands. . . Is a nope. It's good as a concept, not as an applied method to fallow. It's easy to find a number better approaches on Pinterest to tackling hands then what's in this book. Over all this book is great and a big improvement when the only how to draw manga books were by Christopher Heart. Those were dark days.