Stuffed with cartoon fun!
Sometimes a person just has to get out their pencils and pens and start drawing. Christopher Hart has this effect on people. Ever since I had "Cartooning Animals" as a kid, I have been a fan of Christopher Heart and his sense of humor. His easy to follow, step-by-step style and care-free pencil flow make learning easy for a beginner, or take someone like me back to the fun I had as a child at the table with just a notebook and a Christopher Heart book.
Doodletopia is a combination of how-to, and workbook. You might be the sort of reader who works through this book from start to finish, or you might jump to the section you're most interested in. Either way, the main principals of taking shapes and turning them into characters in a simple, sequential way is laid out for the reader, and it's easy to see why Christopher Hart has been teaching people to draw for over 20 years.
The favorite chapters which demand highlighting are 5 & 6. Chapter 5 is going to be a hit with those who love to draw animals. Hart demonstrates how to draw two different animals using the same shape combinations. And Chapter 6 is all about costumes. As the author says, "Costumes make great characters." Agreed! From cartoon pirate to fantastic kings, Hart had them all covered.
At roughly 160 pages, this book is packaged with hundreds of cartoon illustrations to teach and inspire any artist into doodling their way into fun. Wherever your imagination takes you.
Enough said. Get out your pencils. Let's get creative!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.