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What to Put in a How-To-Draw-Manga Book? by markcrilley What to Put in a How-To-Draw-Manga Book? by markcrilley
If you want a quick overview of what's in Mastering Manga so as to know what I did and didn't cover in it, watch this video, which covers the main sections pretty thoroughly:


Thanks for leaving your comments-- I look forward to reading them!

If you would like to order Mastering Manga, it is available right now:

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And other online stores as well, of course. It is due in actual bookstores March 8th. Thanks so much for your support!
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BeadGCF17 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
suuuuuper late response here, but EYES
and shading!

ugh and proportions, and possibly ears more in depth?
glad0s98 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If youre still reading these, i would love to see some tips on drawing arms and legs. Also hair. Not just page full of hairstyles, but more like how is manga hair constructed? How to curve those spikes when creating your own hairstyles? and stuff like that. Basically TL DR: more explaining, less pages full of references
XxOnlyLxX Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Lots of tips on drawing hair (I suck at drawing hair >.<)Something about backgrounds?
Paperchild01 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
maybe some coloring tips... more tips on backgrounds... or maybe some tips about publishing and things..?
TwilightSparkle-Ness Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I have your first book and i'm excited for a second. I don't have any suggestions because you have a bunch and I'm late... I have seen your vids and that's why I bought the first book. I just got Brody's ghost  1&2 cuz that's all they had. They only had 3 of the 4 miki falls bcuz someone lost the first book.  But after starting brody's ghost, I'm so excited to read them both!!
lizzy2222 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree with sammantha saluki ( even thought i don't have the first ) these are places i have trouble with in any style
SalukiSilver Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Late comment but:
Parts to be expanded?
Maybe explaining a bit more on the wrinkles? I've read and looked at the pages with how to do those over and over and still having troubles.
Or explaining about the arms and the legs, because I don't know when to stop drawing the thighs and the two parts of both arms and legs don't look symmetrical.
Also maybe more on the hands?
Things to cover?
Different kinds of guidelines used (because I see people using different kinds of guidelines)
Animals in a manga-like way. (Mostly dogs, cats, mice, etc.)
More poses probably (focusing on sitting poses and such)
Things to be improved?
Not much. It was pretty good in my opinion ^_^
Advanced or Beginner?
I liked to see it balanced. People might be really good at drawing one thing, but might need to read a simplified version on how to draw another thing. Maybe have one part for beginners and another for when you can do more advanced?

Besides all this I can't wait for the new book
kingofbanditsXIII Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
i am probably late with a suggestion but i would say a section on muscular tones like you know how you can make muscles using the skeletal templates everyone hates and loves or maybe even common mistakes people make with those skeletal templates something along those lines(no pun intended)

really need to get your book your vids have helped me alot thank you for that
OtakuYasha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Artist
How about something on arms and legs. Mine just look like noodles...
DelDraws19 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student
Perhaps you could do something on Foreshortening?
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