Written by Danica Davidson and illustrated by Rena Saiya, Chalk Art Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide is set to be released soon.
Summary: Two favorite art forms are together at last! Chalk art is beloved by both kids and adults, and manga is a worldwide comic book phenomenon coming from Japan. As the first book of its kind, Chalk Art Manga (June 21, 2022) not only reveals the secrets to creating cute and fun manga characters in chalk, but it also shows you everything step-by-step to make it extra easy. Characters can leap out of the pages of manga and come to life under your own fingers as you draw kawaii foods that look too adorable to eat, colorful chibi people, exciting animals and monsters, and more. Just like that, your driveway, sidewalk, or chalkboard can become a canvas for vibrant and exciting manga artwork as you learn to draw, pick colors, and smudge for effect. Created by two manga experts, author/journalist Danica Davidson and manga creator/artist Rena Saiya, Chalk Art Manga (June 21, 2022) is fun for the whole family.
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About the Contributors:
Danica Davidson is the author of 18 books, including the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners and its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, done with Rena Saiya. A longtime manga fan, her work on manga has been published by MTV, CNN, The Onion, Otaku USA, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Anime News Network, and more. She has both written the English adaptation and worked on the editing process for manga. She lives in Michigan and her website is www.danicadavidson.com.
Rena Saiya is a Japanese manga author and illustrator. She published twelve manga books in the shojo manga genre through a major Japanese publisher. Rena is also a freelance manga author who has published various manga illustrations internationally as well as a how-to manga character book and online tutorials for drawing manga art. She also covers the shonen manga genre and comedy genre.
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Chalk Art Manga
A Step-by-Step Guide
By Danica Davidson; Illustrated by Rena Saiya
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available as an ebook
On Sale: June 21, 2022 | ISBN: 978-1-5107-7189-5 | Price: $24.99
Praise for Manga Art for Intermediates:
“This manga instruction book focuses on character design and costume, devoting much more attention to details such as how to draw a rose or shoelaces, or which way a kimono crosses over, than proportion or anatomy. Much of that was covered in the previous book, Manga Art for Beginners (by Davidson and artist Melanie Westin). This is a solid selection for those who have mastered the basics and are ready to move on to character work.” —School Library Journal
“Good characters are a key to good manga. If you’ve been trying to draw them, but still feel as though your drawings don’t look very manga-ish, this is a great book, with lots of good hints and idea templates with which to practice. Kudos to Danica Davidson and Rena Saiya for providing something very useful!”
— Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! and Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter
“Danica Davidson has done a fantastic job of expanding on Manga Art for Beginners in this lovely how-to guide, illustrated beautifully by Rena Saiya. It provides all the essential steps for the budding manga artist. Easy to understand explanations provide details on popular manga archetypes, giving the reader the tools they need to create their own dynamic manga characters.”—Robert McGuire, Publisher, One Peace Books