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Sketching from the Imagination: Anime & Manga

Sketching from the Imagination: Anime & Manga

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This jam-packed installment in the popular Sketching from the Imagination series explores the work of anime and manga artists from around the world, celebrating 50 talented creators with a passion for these vibrant cornerstones of Japanese pop culture.

Discover rarely seen sketches, drafts, and works-in-progress by hand-picked traditional and digital artists from creative industries around the globe. From kawaii characters to futuristic robots, from magical knights to dystopian cyberpunks, this captivating volume gathers hundreds of inspiring images that will delight any enthusiast of anime and manga.

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Following on from the success of previous titles in this popular series, Sketching from the Imagination: Anime & Manga presents a wide array of interpretations of the Japanese art forms. You will have an access-all-areas pass to the sketchbooks of 50 accomplished artists from various fields as they share their inspiration, favorite tools, and techniques. Discover hundreds of sketches accompanied by the insightful narratives and advice of these illustrators, concept artists, and 3D artists alike. From action and adventure to the paranormal, horror, science-fiction, and more, every corner of the anime genre is re-imagined for artists of all disciplines and skill levels.

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, or just a lover of this genre of art so synonymous with Japan, you’re sure to find something to spark your own imagination.

• Over 300 pages of stunning artwork by creative professionals from the fields of illustration, animation, comics, and video games
• 50 unique chapters by 50 specially chosen artists offer something for fans of every genre, from fantasy and whimsy to sci-fi and horror
• Filled with useful advice and techniques to inform and inspire artists of all skill levels
• A perfect book to pick up for motivation, creative insights, and inspirational career stories

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Softback 320 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 230mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-912843-23-7

Contents and contributors

The 50 featured artists

Anh, Phong

Balmaceda, Rodrigo

Beyrouthi, Ahmad


Carey, Rich

Choi, TB

Chow, Alex

Cruz, Eri

Edeko, Emmanuel “Manny”

Fondevilla, Rori

Glez, Coco

Gutekunst, Saskia

Habchi, Hicham


Karfidova, Svetlana


Kho, Bryce

Kim, Min Gyeong (Monggeu)



Lam, Jon

Lee, Ji-Yeon (Mate)

Li, Aki

Malbeni, Akane


Maulina, Ann

Miramontes, Natalia



Nasser, Eissa


Nishio, Nanora


Ozaki, Domino


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Tan, Anson


Tsumi, Cotoh


Voigt, Jennifer (Vhox)



Yamamoto, Shuichiro


Yu, Han-Yuan (B.c.N.y.)

Yun, Wan-Young

Zhang, Knight


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