Doodletopia: Manga

Christopher Hart

Hart, Christopher; Doodletopia Manga
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Publication date: 21-Jun-2016
Date Finished: 2-Jul-2016
Format: paperback
Pages: 160
Series: —
Genres: Art, Drawing, Manga, How-to
ISBN: 9781607746935
Source: Blogging for Books
Rating:4 star

“An interactive doodle book from the best-selling art instruction author and cartoon master that pairs illustrating insights with drawing, designing, coloring, and crafting activities for aspiring manga artists.

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. -Goodreads


img_20160701_221136.jpgThis is an adorable how to book for manga. One thing I really liked about this book, that others may not, is that it doesn’t make the reader go step-by-step to learn how to draw, but instead, the artist is challenged to finish drawings started by the author using other drawings in the book as guides. I feel this is probably how I learned to draw, and I’ve found it much easier to follow than trying to follow each step individually. To make this book even better, the author has a sense of humor. Each section of the book starts out with a preface by the author and they are all entertaining. My favorite section of this book is how to draw adorable animals. I painted one of them myself, using this book as a guide. (The image on the left.) So, if you have a desire to learn how to draw adorable manga characters and cute animals I suggest you pick up this book.

 What do you doodle?

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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