Making Anime: Create mesmerising manga-style animation with pencils, paint and pixels

1st Edition

Chi Hang Li, Chris Patmore, Hayden Scott Baron

Routledge
Published October 23, 2006
Reference - 128 Pages
ISBN 9780240520452 - CAT# Y142091

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Summary

Make your own anime with this unique introductory guide to Japanese animation. You'll learn every stage of the animation process from scripting and storyboarding to preparing and distributing your film. Everything is clearly explained with step-by-step tutorials and packed with color screengrabs, stills and artwork illustrating every technique and process, including:
* Hand-painting characters and backgrounds on to separate cel layers
* Working with 3D graphics
* Using digital pen-and-tone techniques

Apply the core style elements and visual language of anime to your own work and learn to:
* Simplify characters without losing their impact
* Create exaggerated facial expressions
* Use shadows and shading for dramatic effects
* Add lip syncing and speed lines to convey movement

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