Irene Flores – How to Draw Manga Clothing & Shojo Fashion

Irene Flores has a passion for manga fashion! She started her career in 2004, co-creating and illustrating Mark of the Succubus for Tokyopop, Inc. Irene has illustrated “Weekly Weird News” for the Princess Ai: Rumors From the Other Side anthology, and “Right to Left, Back to Front” for Wildstorm’s Welcome to Tranquility. She is currently illustrating projects for Wildstorm Comics. Visit <a title="Irene Flores website: beanclamchowder.com" href="Irene’s website for her latest activities and view her latest art on deviantART. Do you want to learn how to draw manga clothing? Pick up a copy of her books, Shojo Fashion Manga Art School or her follow-up with Krisanne McSpadden, Shojo Fashion Manga Art School Year 2.

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The Old Ghost Stations of Paris as New Art Galleries

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a candidate running for Mayor of Paris, has proposed revamping the abandoned metro stations throughout the city into scenic underground oases. With the help of architects Manal Rachdi and Nicolas Laisné, the old ghost stations are looking at the possibility of a big facelift. Nathalie’s idea of transitioning the neglected subway stations...

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Mucha Inspired Disney Princesses

Artist Hannah Alexander‘s work has been making the rounds on the internet. I’m so glad her work has been featured on multiple sites now. It’s completely gorgeous. I’ve long been a fan of Alphonse Mucha. His art style is completely gorgeous. I love when people do these incredible Mucha crossovers. I’ve seen a lot of...

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Manga Monday: Animated Short “The Flight”

I love animation. I think hand-drawn animation in particular is a really impressive art. It takes so long to put together all the images and create a story! I of course love full feature length movies, but there are a lot of really good animated shorts out there. I recently stumbled on one called...

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Manga Monday: Shigeru Mizuki, Oldest Manga Artist

No matter what age you are, young or old, you can always keep creating! Shigeru Mizuki may just be the oldest working manga artist. He’s 91 and has a new manga series coming out! Though Mizuki has worked on many titles, he is most well known for the series GeGeGe no Kitarō, which features creatures known...

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Pre-Black Friday Sale!

Save on art books, DVDs, magazines, downloads, and much more! Shop the Pre-Black Friday Sale now! Make sure to check out this one-of-a-kind sale! It’s only lasting for a short time, so make sure you check out your favorite books, DVDs and more! Don’t forget to find those perfect IMPACT books as potential stocking...

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Manga Monday: How to Draw a Confident Pose

In real life and in art, confidence is key. A confident pose might involve a wife stance, or grand gestures. Direct eye contact and facing the body toward who is speaking are also signs of confidence. Today’s tutorial from Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2 will teach you how to draw a character...

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Happy Book Lover’s Day!

Bookworms rejoice! Today is all about us! So snuggle up with your nearest book or check out our wide selection of IMPACT books just waiting to come home with you! Whether it be fantasy, sci-fi, comics, cartoons, steampunk or manga – we have it all! We even have them in e-Books! Here’s a few...

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Manga Monday: Braids

Long hair isn’t all completely even and doesn’t flow neatly down a person’s back (No matter how much we wish it did!). Rather, it drapes and falls over the shoulders and, if hair has a bit more volume or wave, it makes its own shape as it flows. So check out this step-by-step from...

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Manga Monday: Lazy Pose

Who doesn’t like to veg out and relax after a long Monday? I, for one, love to kick off my shoes and rest my weary head. So today’s topic – relaxed poses. Both Shojo Fashion Manga Art School and Shojo Fashion Manga Art School Year 2 share great examples of how to draw manga...

How to Draw Manga People on a First Date

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and there are few things more romantic than a first date. One of my favorite lines in a song (Sweet Avenue, by Jets to Brazil) is “This day could someday be/an anniversary” and it captures all that nervous hope and anticipation. Such a heady feeling! Can you capture those...