ARC Review: Anime Art Class by Yoai

Anime Art Class: A Complete Course in Drawing Manga Cuties

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was an interesting and informative guide to drawing anime. The things I found most useful were the tip sections on working with different media and tools (pencil, fineliner, alcohol marker, watercolor, prismacolor pencil). There were general tips on which type of eraser to use, how long to let pen lines dry before using another media, etc. There were also guides for common anime hairstyles, clothing types, facial expressions, and postures. It did get a bit repetitive as it went through the same steps for each character, but there was definitely some valuable info to be gleaned. I feel like I have a better handle now on how to take a ‘finished’ drawing and improve it by adding more shading and highlights, and how best to do that.

*Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing an e-arc for review.

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