Monday, July 04, 2016

REVIEW: Doodletopia: Manga by Christopher Hart

I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb: 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.

My Review: I believe that you need to have some drawing experience when you buy this book. The book says that it will teach you how to draw manga but really it just a bunch of exercises that wants you to finish a pre-rendered body or face . I was really hoping that this book would teach me how to draw manga as really I can only draw what I look at. I have been looking for awhile for a book to teach me how to draw better but this is not the book for me. However if you enjoy finishing a pre-rendered image then this is the book for you. I guess I'm stuck looking for another book to teach me what this one could not.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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