Doodletopia Magna Review

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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.

Review:

Doodletopia: Manga is fun! I love to draw, and Manga has always been one of my favorites. But I’m not great with Chibi characters, and I was able to get in a lot of practice with this book. The artist sets up various scenes and projects for you to complete as you work your way through the book. I can’t wait for this book to come out in hard copy so I can fill in the pages.

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