I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a cute drawing book….I love the animal part but will say I was a bit lost for drawing the people. it kinda just said here’s a front view now draw it from the side. it probably would be easy enough for those who can draw people well but I’ve always done better with animals and things. I did find it a bit strange that for the people it said here do it and for the animals it gave you more step by step instructions(easy enough or my 7 year old to try and draw an elephant.
For years, Christopher Hart has given readers the tools and techniques needed to learn how to draw and cartoon. With the Doodletopia series, Hart offers his readers a chance to practice and perfect their artistic skills. Filled with page after page of chibi, kawaii, and shoujo characters, Doodletopia: Manga provides aspiring manga artists with activities to stimulate their creativity. After covering the basics of rendering cute manga characters, Hart sets readers loose to interact with the book’s many exercises and challenges, including sections where readers can draw a companion for an already drawn character, create their own emojis, and complete their own scenes. Readers can design manga bookmarks, stationery, and even get started developing their own manga graphic novels. Pairing the informative content for which Hart is beloved with myriad opportunities for creative expression, Doodletopia: Manga offers aspiring artists the next level of interactive art instruction.