This book (and your fuzzy-costumed tour guide Mochy) will teach you everything you need to know about drawing chibis! From the word “short” in Japanese, this manga illustration style features cute characters with big heads, tiny bodies and adorably exaggerated facial expressions. Play with proportions to create highly stylized itty-bitty chibis or unusually tall ones, using their big eyes and giant personalities to convey animated emotions, from surprised and joyful to sad and mad.
Show everyone how awesome your chibis are!
Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit. After graduating from Kalamazoo College in 1988, he taught English in Taiwan and Japan for nearly five years. He has written and illustrated more than thirty books, including Mastering Manga, which has been translated into eight languages. His work has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and on CNN Headline News, and his popular YouTube videos have been viewed 350 million times and counting. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Miki, and children, Matthew and Mio.
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