Textbook for Anime Painting Figures by MAman – Start with a Brush

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Over 260,000 channel subscribers! Popular figure painter and YouTuber, MAman’s first book.

Repaints existing figures to make 3D figures two-dimensional. This is an introductory book on painting, specializing in “anime painting” that makes the figure look as if it is about to start moving at any moment.

It thoroughly introduces the basics of repainting, including basic painting techniques and how to use items such as brushes and paints.
・Beginner’s level: changing colors and highlighting.
・Ntermediate level: adding shadows and making monochrome.
・Advanced level: using four or more colors, applying eye paint, etc.

The step-by-step introductions to the different levels of difficulty and types of painting can be used by beginners and advanced users alike.
All of these can be started with a single brush, so there is no need to be inexperienced.
The book is also packed with other contents such as example photographs taken by the author, smartphone photography techniques, and an introduction to the production room.

The book also includes a special discussion between MAman and professional figure prototype artists Manabu Yamashita and Saori Ishizaki, and their wives.
While exploring their precious atelier, they discuss the charms of figures.

This book is perfect for figure lovers, those who want to create their own original works, those who want a hobby that they can easily do at home, and so on.
This book is perfect for those who want to make their own original works of art, or who want a hobby that they can easily do at home.

Release Date:
November, 2022

Author profile


Figure painter and YouTuber. YouTube “MA Man Ch.”, which conveys the charm of figures, is a popular channel with over 269,000 subscribers (as of April 2023).

Created using a unique painting technique called “3D two-dimensional coloring,” the works that make anime characters look like they are about to start moving have received a great response both in Japan and overseas.

She is active in a wide range of fields, such as commercial coloring for manufacturers, painting demonstrations at various events, and official reporter for the largest figure festival in Japan, “Wonder Festival”. She also holds an art teacher’s license and a calligraphy master’s license.

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Weight 601 g



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