Sketching as an art form concerned with the quality and volume of information requires three skills: skill in communication, skill in composition, and skill in visual portrayal. The artist taps into these three skills while carrying out a clear plan. Manga sketching, which goes one step further, involves the skill of making the fantastic seem plausible. It also involves skills in determining the quality of the information to be conveyed and how much of it to convey. These last two skills form the focus of this book.