12/5/15

Doodletopia: Cartoons by Christopher Hart


4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
An interactive doodle book from a best-selling art instruction author and cartoon master that pairs illustrating insights with drawing, designing, and coloring activities for aspiring artists.
Welcome to Doodletopia! Your first stop in this paradise of creativity? The world of cartoons. Your tour guide Christopher Hart is ready to introduce you to the interactive, artistic possibilities of creating your own exciting, hilarious, off-the-wall cartoon characters, gags, and more.

Unlike other doodle books that leave you stranded, with no help at all, Doodletopia: Cartoons 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. For the first time ever, you can pick up your pencils, pens, markers, or crayons, and draw, doodle, or color right on the same page as the author.

From finishing cartoon faces to selecting costumes to completing wacky cartoon scenes,
the opportunities for creative expression are endless. So what are you waiting for? Open up
and start doodling!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
CHRISTOPHER HART is the world’s bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart’s books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice. 

Visit his website - HERE

MY THOUGHTS -
Nice book! And pretty original from what I've seen of drawing books. It makes it look so simple. I think even older children would be able to do this. I like that you can draw right in the book or, of course, you can use a separate sheet of paper.

The book is made up of different sections, like -
* Draw the other half
* Select different expressions
* Draw ridiculous inventions
* Complete the cartoons
just to name a few

At the bottom of some of the pages he even gives you hints - 
"It can help with characterization to imagine what your character might be saying."
"Give them an angry look with a sidelong glance."
"A small chest with slightly wider hips gives a humorous look to thin characters."

All-in-all a good drawing book. It looks like fun to me! I think this would especially make a great gift!

Thank you Blogging for Books for sending me this book for my honest review.

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