Chapter 1: Approaches to Drawing the Male Form
Chapter 2: The Male Body – Parts and Connectives
Chapter 3: Basic Poses – The Figure Clothed and Unclothed
Chapter 4: Male Clothing and Accessories
Chapter 5: Representation Techniques Used By Manga Artists
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Book Review by Rio
The Good: Hayashi covers variances in body type, age, facial features (feminine vs. masculine), and even covers clothes they would wear (shoes, boxers vs. briefs, shorts, glasses) including uniforms from police, traffic, subway, hotal manager, and other personnel. He even includes the kimono and kinagashi; traditional Japanese clothing.
The Bad: The uniforms shown are exclusively Japanese. Although they may have resemblances to the same personnel in your area, there are still differences.
Overall: Practically all you need to know in order to draw a realistic male character is covered in this book. All his sections has multiple views of the same item or pose that’s greatly useful to help visualize and have learner’s apply in their own drawings.