Sunday, January 24, 2016

Book Review: Doodletopia Cartoons by Christopher Hart

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!

My Thoughts

This was a neat book. If you follow this book from the beginning all the way to the end, you'll learn how to draw cartoon characters step by step. This book takes you from sketching a face, to a body, arms, legs, and so on. It helps with a wide variety of sketches, such as a fox, monster, dinosaur, etc.

I got this for my daughter who loves to draw. Since she has started to use this book, I have seen an improvement in her drawing. She was already a very good artist, but it seems she's learned to draw a face sideways, as well as better work on her animals bodies.

This book is great for all ages. My daughter is nine, but I think a child younger would enjoy this as well as an adult who wants to sharpen up their skill. I enjoyed looking through this with my daughter.