Here you will find the best books to learn how to draw anime clothes. These books help you to build a character that is plausible in the eye of the audience.
The pleasure of creating a manga character is immeasurable. The act of building and developing a character is not just linked to the construction of the figure: each character has its own shape, personality and attributes. And the clothing of a character makes a huge difference. It can completely change the character personality.
These books help you to draw fashion designs of manga and anime characters in simple steps.
Check our best picks of manga drawing books category wise.
Best Books to Learn How to Draw Anime/ Manga Clothes [Boys + Girls]
- The Manga Fashion Bible: The Go-To Guide for Drawing Stylish Outfits and Characters
- The Collection of Dress Data of a Comics Character <Volume on Woman Casuals>
- How to Draw Manga: Costume Encyclopedia
- How to Draw Manga Art Book Japan Boy Casuals
1. The Manga Fashion Bible: The Go-To Guide for Drawing Stylish Outfits and Characters
Bestselling author Christopher Hart goes “manga chic” with this guide to drawing the edgy fashions found in the popular Japanese genre. Packed with tutorials, his stylish drawing bible offers many enticing projects for aspiring artists, from creating classic outfits worn by popular manga characters to depicting the newest trends emerging from Tokyo.
He explains how to draw eyes and hairstyles as well as figures, body types, and poses; mix and match outfits, accessorize, create complementary color schemes, add a sense of movement to the image, and design exciting wardrobes for all seasons.
Chris demystifies topics that typically puzzle beginners, from capturing the creases and folds of clothing to drawing patterns on fabric. A troubleshooting guide covers common problem areas so fans will quickly learn how to transform their basic manga characters into compelling fashion plates.
2. The Collection of Dress Data of a Comics Character <Volume on Woman Casuals>
The book has a wide range of types including fashion for summer, mainly tank top, camisole etc, tops worn for all season such as G jean, winter outerwear such as mods coat and duffle coat. “Cute system” “active system” “beautiful system” “fancy system” and a fashion tailored to four characters also helps to make characters.
You will learn many things in this book like how to do hair (manga style) and the flow it should have, different face shapes, how to do ruffles in a dress/skirt, bows, shoes, socks, underwear, and different bra sizes etc.
You don’t need to learn Japanese to understand what this book is trying to say. This book is in the Japanese language though.
This book definitely helps you draw clothes on girls better.
3. How to Draw Manga: Costume Encyclopedia
“I understand the design, but I can’t figure out the actually how to portray my character in the costume.” Many have likely experienced this dilemma when trying to develop a character’s costume and reached for a book on fashion as a reference.
In this Costume Encyclopedia, manga characters appear as models, and the book illustrates aspects that serve as fashion points showing the characters in various poses and angles. This book boasts more than 4,000 images. With this as reference, the reader should be able to design an original costume with ease by combining the collars, sleeves, cuffs, and other dress details provided.
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- Best Books to Learn How to Draw Anime and Manga Hair
- Best Books to Learn How to Draw Anime and Manga Poses
4. How to Draw Manga Art Book Japan Boy Casuals
This is not a how-to book, it won’t show you step by step process to draw clothes, but it’s a great reference book for clothing. If you are a beginner then this book would not help you so much.
This book covers many different clothing types and contains a variety of looks.