My children love to draw, and I have a child who is Pokemon obsessed. We’ve watched over 750 episodes of Pokemon and have no end in sight. Because my son is so inspired by the anime that he’s been watching, when I had the opportunity to review Doodletopia: Manga: Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-Cute Manga Characters and More, I thought it would be a fun way for him to explore his growing enjoying of anime.
The Doodletopia: Manga book comes as a large workbook that is meant to be drawn in. There are sections for finishing faces and for drawing emotions. There are sections for drawing your own versions of manga characters and drawing super cute animals. There’s fun with emoticons, doodling practice, mazes, and completing the scenes. There’s even a craft section containing some manga crafts to complete.
For my son, his favorite sections have been the ones of drawing manga characters and animals. He’s rarely written in the actual workbook, but instead prefers to create his own comic books peopled with manga styled characters and animals. In fact, every single drawing he’s made lately has included an adorable hamster that he learned to create from the book. He’s really grown in confidence in his creations through the use of the pages in this book. So, I would highly recommend it for the beginning manga artist and enthusiast.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.