Written on: 21/10/2011
this is a realy good book and i would love it if she has done one on anime because it is just awesome if she isnt already she could be a graphics designer, i would also recomend this to anyone who can read, the only thing i did not like was the fact she did not show us how to draw the hair on its own that was a real let down for me. Other than that the drawings were perfect and the fact that she drew all that is just amazing (and im still on the basic face) before i found this book i was... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2011 by GoutoAkimoto
Okay, first, she writes somewhere in her book that she's drawing an ANIME figure! come on people, that's a huge fail. Because you can't draw anime, because anime is a tv programm based on a novel or manga book, but I cant remeber that you can put an ANIME in a book? impossible. You draw MANGA, manga is the art, not anime. so that was her first mistake. second, the anatomy isn't what you call, based on reality or based on age. she makes Adults witch chibi proportions. so you'll get adults... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2010
This book is seriously lacking in any and all areas where one would expect quality.
The art is mediocre and honestly teaching yourself off this book will only cripple your drawing potential until some 8 year old kid is drawing circles around you.
You could find much better guides on Deviant Art that look 100 times better, for free, from professionals, who will make this book look like the child's play that it is.
Do yourself a favor and buy another book with a better art style so you at... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2010
it is really good i got this when i was ten now in a porfessinal manga drawer this book set my career of so i would really recomend this amazing book includin her other books e3specilly the chibi in her books are amazing and i dont know why you are all saying katy coope is bad because she is amazing trust me if u buy this book you could be an proffesinol artist in a couple of weeks the only thing hard in here is the whole body its just quite complacatied but her book with how to make a ... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2010
I picked her second book up infact a few years back at the age of about 13 or 14. It was going cheap at a discount book shop and as I was finding out about this cool manga stuff I thought it'd be useful at the time.
Although about five years on at the age of 18 I've moved on from Manga style art (I didn't do it for long) I found this book useful at the time.
Sure it's priobabaly not the best book around, but please bare in mind the artist herself was about 16 when she made this and is now 25... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2010
I stumbled across this book when I was 10. Even then, I knew I drew better than this rubbish that is Katy Coope's book.
Drawing is not "easy", and Katy Coope's and many other people's, surely, idea that there's a shortcut is stupid. If you just want to be able to impress your 8 year old friends, go ahead, learn from this; otherwise, don't bother.
Here's the sad truth: if you draw like Katy Coope, no one will ever hire you to draw them a "manga". (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2009
Yes I think How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide is awesome (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2009
I have to wonder who is writing all these positive reviews about How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide. As far as I'm concerned, this book deserves a 0.
a) everything in this book has been written/taught in another book and probably with better results, or at least decent references for the beginner artist.
b) the author herself obviously cannot grasp the idea of human anatomy... or common sense. Ask yourself this; when you can't even tell that your character has two left... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008
This helped me devlope good manga drawings. For adults, not just for kids, any age this book could apply and help you. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2008
Overall, this is an excellent book for beginners and veteran-artists who are looking for ideas or have "doodler's block". The setup is very simple, and even I could learn it (I'm not good with how-to books)! (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2008 by antonthehill
How to Draw Manga is a good book if you would like to learn how to draw manga. (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008
How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide tells you everything you need to no about manga. Read it its great, they should write some more. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008
This is a very good book and I think that when you are reading the book you will fully understand and it is easy to pick up.
It builds up your confidence when drawing, it is good for inspiration and you can even add your own personality to your drawing. (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2008
A great guide for beginners and people who are new to drawing. (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2008
Really i dont think they should publish books like this it gives kids bad habits in drawing (learning from a child who hasnt got the feature right kids copy that) theyre are books that will be much better to learn from. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2008
This book is good for children who have never drawn manga before...But that's about it. Her style is terrible.
Coope doesn't mention a single word about the details of the eye and her eyes in general were bad. The hair looked unnatural and very spikey. Who seriously draws blush on their character all the time? All the noses were pitifully small, which would work for cute or child characters, but even adults had tiny noses. The instructions for the body are very hard to follow. I couldn't... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2008
I did not like this. Drawings are not good looking. Buy more expensive one and learn how to really draw manga. (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2008
If you want to learn how to draw Manga, Katy Coope is the only way to go! They make it easy for you to understand and copy until your're ready to make up your own style.
Katy Coope has helped me more then any other book has, and I've tried a lot of books. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2008 by Zentron (1 review written)
Essentially, Katy Coope's 'How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guidea' is a book for absolute beginners.
If you have never tried to draw an Anime character before,then this is a must buy.
However, if you are looking for something to improve on the skills you have, then this won't help. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2007 by kwoosley
The art is absolutely beautiful! I love this book, my friend could not draw until I showed her this book! (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2007 by majaman
I have read other peoples comments saying that How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide is rubbish. I disagree. Although it might not be the best out there for advanced drawing but it gives all the basics for someone willing to learn how. I have shown and recommended this book to my friends and they all enjoyed learning from it. I do suggest buying this book if you are interested in learning basics but don't expect much more that just that. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2006 by bububuo
Katy Coope's general idea for the How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide book somewhat had to do with "style". And usually the anatomy was off, and everything looked horrible. I can't believe this was even published. Artists are not perfectionists, but they at least have some good knowledge about what they're doing, and how they're doing as an artist. She should also be thinking more deeply about whether to publish this rubbish and teaching little children to draw badly. It seemed more... (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2006 by Nikooru (1 review written)
Katy Coope, How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide is an absolutely horrible book. It may be good for little kids, but if actually want to be a good artist, don't buy this. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2006 by mow
I loved Katy Coope, How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide! Best easy manga book ever! She should write more, awesome writing and illustration (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2005 by artistsatheart (1 review written)
I saw How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide by Katy Coope at the book store, and I couldn't believe this was published. In some places the start-out is OK, but the execution is horrible. I've seen 12 year olds draw better than this. The examples are horrible and hard to follow. She also has no sense or appreciation for anatomy. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2005 by andyclark (1 review written)
he How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide, by Katy Coope is a very nice book with very good instructions, which are not at all hard to follow. I have become fairly good at drawing using this book. I am still a beginner, but I owe all my drawing skills to this book!
It covers all the basics, and I think the author drew less than her potential, so that beginners could understand. Her actual work is MUCH better. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2004 by Ryu Hayabusa (1 review written)
Katy Coope, How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide - When I bought this book, I wasn't expecting much, but when I started to follow the examples and explanations in here, I drew a good looking face, and I'm not very good at drawing. Today I drew a better face without having the book in front of me. I really like this book, it's great in my opinion, and until now I think it's pretty easy to follow Katy Coope. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2004 by I like manga
Katy Coope, How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide - At first, I loved how she drew. But once I saw other how to draw manga books, she was terrible. First,she made all her characters blush. She drew the eyes too big and the neck so small, that it could snap. Her hairstyles are too simple. She does not know correctly how to draw folds in clothes. Her hands are overly FAT and her characters clothes are too simple. For a beginner's guide, her directions on how to draw bodies was too... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2004 by dude (5 reviews written)
Katy Coope, How to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide is one of the best books I have ever read and certainly the best how to draw manga book. (read more)
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