How To Draw Retro Shoujo Manga

Released in 1980, 少女まんが入門/Shoujo Manga Nyuumon was meant to help young girls learn how to draw and color their own manga stories. The book does not provide anything that would help complete beginners, but I hope it is enough to aid you if you wish to draw retro-style shoujo! A note on the images: the book is in poor shape so I couldn't scan the pages; the best I could do was take pictures with my digital camera. Please forgive me for any darkness or blurriness. I hope to get a page scanner in the future. Should I do so, I may attempt to redo these pages.

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4 comments:

  1. How do you find old retro manga's?

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I hope I can get my hands on it one day, or a similar old how-to-draw book.

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  3. Will you be able to scan more pictures in the near future?

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please note

This site is meant to showcase the retro shoujo manga that I have in my collection. I own physical copies of these books, so if you are looking for a torrent or scanlation for them, I can't help you in that department. Sorry! Please buy your own copies - it's much more fun!

disclaimer

This site is for entertainment purposes only. I did not create any of these manga.

what is shoujo?

From the Wikipedia page: Shōjo, shojo, or shoujo manga (少女漫画 shōjo manga?) is manga marketed to a female audience roughly between the ages of 10 and 18. The name romanizes the Japanese 少女 (shōjo), literally "little girl". Shōjo manga covers many subjects in a variety of narrative and graphic styles, from historical drama to science fiction — often with a strong focus on human and romantic relationships and emotions.