Friday, 18 November 2016

Doodletopia: Manga Style - Christopher Hart

In the second book of the 'Doodletopia' series, the talented Christopher Hart explains in simple yet detailed fashion of how to draw manga cartoons.

From humans to animals, there are signature effects and styles that are adhered to so as to create memorable manga characters. Besides showing how to draw a face on figure, Hart shows how to draw the character in situ, show facial expressions, actions and so on.

The book ventures on to other areas such as mazes and creating a page of doodles - this is where you draw tiny manga icons.

Hart's easy going style is very encouraging. Even if you have little artistic ability, you will be able to follow his examples with ease and little fear.

I've wanted to be able to draw cartoon type figures for a while and Hart has given me both a boost and the confidence to try. It's a step by step process but he allows you to be in charge of creativity - the scenarios your figures may find themselves in - and throughout the book he emphasizes to have fun. It's a great start to creating your own manga type characters as well as make stationery or bookmarks. A recommended read

I was given a copy of this book as part of the Blogging For Books program. The opinions expressed are my own and I am not required to give a positive critique.

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