Sunday, May 14, 2006

Draw like an Artist.

These past days have been quite a frustrating times for me. I've been searching all over the place for books and magazines which showcass brlliant talents from around asia. However its seems to me that these books are hard to find. Otherwise their covers may look stunningly beautifl but on the inside it's not as what I expected. But recently I've found quite a number of pretty good ones from HarperCollins. I'll intro them as we go along.

Each of the magazine showcases different artist of different talents and genre. Thus they are suitable for artists, who's looking for different styles. They are certainly worth the money, in my opinion. ;)

Comic Artists - Asia

The Japanese Comic style -- manga -- has become wildly popular throughout North America and the rest of the world, as evidenced by Harper Design’s bestselling “Japanese Comickers.”But the latest vanguard of artists working in this style come not only from Japan, but also Korea (where comics are called “manhwa”) and China (where they are called “manhua.”) Therefore to follow-up the success of “Japanese Comickers,” Harper Design is proud to present Comic Artists - Asia featuring rising comics artists from Korea and Taiwan as well as Japan.

Comic Artists - Asia introduces the work of a dozen promising young artists who are non-professional or semi-professional in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. Each artist profile includes an interview, providing insight into how they work and how they regard their craft as well as a gallery of their breathtaking imagery. and step-by-step or idea sources how they work.

(Review exerpted from: http://www.harpercollins.com/global_scripts/product_catalog/
book_xml.asp?isbn=0060589248)

Comicker

Where else can you find such an incredible collection of 14 young comic, anime and manga artists willing to share the secrets of their techniques? Each artist includes a brief biography, the most representative work and a gallery of their best work with step-by-steps on how to create the work. The last chapter features a who’s who in the industry or "Tree of Japanese Comickers" and information about the art materials used by each artist along with a glossary of terms unique to Japanese comic/anime illustrations.

(Review Exerpted from: http://www.harpercollins.com/global_scripts/product_catalog/
book_xml.asp?isbn=0060513551)

Comickers 2

Following the success of Japanese Comickers, this book profiles twelve Japanese and Korean artists working in anime and manga -- all of whom eagerly discuss their work and share their thoughts on this incredible and increasingly popular genre. Some featured artists use digital tools to create their work, while others work in more traditional media.

Each of the twelve profiles in Japanese Comickers 2 includes a brief biography of the artist, a visual of his or her most representative work, and a pictorial gallery with detailed explanations of their techniques. Also included is information on the materials used by each artist and a glossary of terms unique to manga and anime.

(Review exerpted from: http://www.harpercollins.com/global_scripts/product_catalog/
book_xml.asp?isbn=0060833300)

Joshua.
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