Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Doodletopia Manga by Christopher Hart (Book Review)

Disclosure of material connection-  I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own. 

About the book-

Doodle, draw, sketch, and color your way to the fun-filled land of Doodletopia! Includes bonus manga crafts and cut-outs.

The world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books, Christopher Hart, will show you all the interactive, artistic possibilities offered by doodling, designing, and coloring using characters, scenes, and crafts from the world of manga in Doodletopia: Manga.

Unlike other doodle books that leave you stranded, with no help at all, Doodletopia: Manga pairs fun doodle-based activities with the sort of insightful (and laugh-out-loud funny) advice and tips that countless readers have come to expect from cartooning master Christopher Hart. 

From dressing up super-cute chibis to designing your own manga mazes to completing manga scenes and making manga-inspired crafts like bookmarks, stationery, and more, the opportunities for creative expression are endless. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your pencils, pens, markers, or crayons, and start doodling!

My thoughts-

I have never really been someone who sketches or draws anything, but the cover over Doodletopia Manga made me want to explore the option. I love the cute style of Manga drawings and this book is full of them (the elephant in the book is pretty much the cutest little thing I have ever seen). I like the way that the book builds upon itself. The beginning gives you some basics on drawing the faces, then you move into drawing facial expressions. Once you get passed those basics you get to so more difficult lessons like drawing clothes, animals, and other more specific types of characters. At the very end you have the opportunity to finish off scenes that are provided, which looks like a lot of fun! I think this is a great book for anyone would like to explore the world of Manga or just try a new hobby!

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