Sunday, July 10, 2016

Doodletopia: Manga: Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-Cute Manga Characters and More by Christopher Hart

Title: Doodletopia: Manga: Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-Cute Manga Characters and More (Includes Bonus Manga Crafts and Cut-Outs)
Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Ten Speed Press / Watson-Guptill
Genre: Manga, Drawing
Publication: June 21, 2016

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

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.

**I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

This is such a cute book! I really enjoy drawing, so when I saw this I thought it might be a lot of fun, and I was not disappointed.

The drawings are incredibly adorable, I couldn't help but smile when looking at some of them. It also shows you how to draw animals, mazes, objects and it even teaches you how to create your own stationary.

Something I really liked is that this has a lot of unfinished sketches, so that you can complete them. And it even gives you some ideas of what to include in these drawings or how to make them look cool and original. I read a digital copy but I certainly would've loved to have a physical one, so that I could work on the actual sketches it included.

There are also tutorials showing you step by step how to draw specific things, and then provides suggestions on what to change or how to make the drawing even better.

I really recommend it to anyone who's looking for original drawing tutorials, or basically to anyone who just enjoys looking at cute drawings :)

Do you enjoy drawing?

Thank you for reading! ♥


  1. I absolutely love drawing, however I don't think that drawing is my speciality x) I'm really bad at drawing but this is really cute, glad you liked it :))

    @ "Book Addict"

    1. I think this one's really great for people who are just starting out, it teaches you a lot of things! :D

  2. I love books like these and used to use them a lot more often when it came to drawing manga and beginning in it. I don't draw as much as I used to which is a shame... but at least I know where I need to go to when the time calls for it!

    1. Me too! It's been a while since I've read one of these, they're so much fun! :D


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