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March 29th, 2011 #1
Htd manga book with actual photo references!
This is awesome.
hope it starts a trend.
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Trend? It actually has been going on for a long time. These things just don't come into the US market very often though.
If you try searching Amazon.co.jp, they have all kinds of reference books geared for manga artists, including buildings, classrooms, train stations, etc. They usually go for around 20 dollars more or less, without shipping.
Edit: Some examples:
Edit2: Omg, my personal favorite: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4403650414 (BL/Yaoi reference)
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March 29th, 2011 #4
News to me, though.
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March 29th, 2011 #5
That's why building fundamentals is important, its no secret that even manga-ka use a lots references. These "pose files" are everywhere in Japanese bookstores - it'd be great if US bookstores had the same - as opposed to the really poorly illustrated and written "how to draw manga" books that I've seen.
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March 29th, 2011 #7
I think it has alot to do with how Japanese people in general highly value things like hard work.
EDIT: But the still have those OTHER sort of books...
I chuckled a little. If anything this stuff kicks the crap out of Chris Hart, so it has something to be proud of, even though it's probably messing people up regardless.
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March 30th, 2011 #8
UGH CHRIS HART.
ruining young artists since whenever.
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