Shojo Wonder Manga Art School -"Create your own cool characters and costumes with markers." This new book by, Supittha "Annie" Bunyapen will get you right into creating your own manga (comic) characters. Manga is a popular Japanese technique for creating characters and is characterized by the extra large eyes and elf-like qualities.
Lately we have been seeing portraits and figures in art journals and other mixed media creations. This is one book that will help you out. Learn techniques for creating pleasing characters, intricate clothing and interesting poses.