World Book Media

Draw Manga Villains

Create 50 Characters


If you love to draw anime and manga, you know that every great story needs a great villain. Luckily, inspiration is all around you and the possibilities are limitless! From plant to animal to mineral, all you need to do is borrow from the natural (or supernatural) world—from insects and plants to animals, and even elements. You will see how to incorporate
their parts into your character drawings for completely original (and sinister!) results. Blurring the line between reality and fantasy, creatures inspired by bears, jellyfish, spiders, trees, smoke and more make really good bad guys!

Inside you'll find:

  • 50 original characters, including the evil SMOKY SPRITE, a flame-inspired villain who can make herself invisible and who possesses shapeshifting abilities
  • Front, back and action-pose views of all 50 characters with close-ups of important details, like the CONNIVING CUTIE, a mischievous villain whose yellow eyes are reminiscent of a snake and whose hair and clothing emulate snake-like imagery and movement
  • Advice for developing personality and coloring your creatures, like the dangerous CRUSADING CRUSTACEAN; you’ll want to color him red and include details like an impenetrable shell and spiky hair to symbolize his toughness

Be inspired to create your own dastardly manga characters!

Paperback • 128 pages 8 ¼ x 10 ⅞ in (210 x 276 mm)