Title: Doodletopia Fairies
Author: Christopher Hart
Type: Learn to Draw
About Doodletopia Fairies from the publisher: An interactive doodle book of fairies and other fantasy characters from the best-selling art instruction author whose books have sold more than six million copies, pairing illustration tips with drawing, designing, coloring, and crafting activities. 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 us a chance to practice and perfect our artistic skills. For this latest title, Hart returns to the lush, gorgeous, and mystical subject of fairies. Doodletopia: Fairies provides aspiring fantasy artists and fairy fans with activities to stimulate their creativity. After covering the basics of rendering these characters, Hart sets us loose to interact with the book’s many exercises and challenges. Pairing the informative content for which Hart is beloved with myriad opportunities for creative expression, Doodletopia: Fairies offers aspiring artists the next level of interactive art instruction
Review: This is an amazing book to learn how to draw fairies. I ordered this book as a gift for my niece but I think I could even learn how to draw from this! She absolutely loved it and is busy drawing and designing new fairies. I loved that there is a place to draw them inside the book and it starts off easy and you progress slowly throughout the book. I also loved that you not only draw fairies, you also draw “Fairy Dwellings”, their magical powers, musical instruments, clothing and accessories, and their different personalities. This truly is a one stop shop for anyone who wants to learn how to draw these mystical creatures.
There are pictures that show what they are asking you to design but it would be so simple to change little thing to make them more what you want them to look like. Plus, all these extra designs you can draw, for example the dwellings or musical instruments, can then be used to draw other things more easily.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book for anyone who loves to draw but isn’t quite up to par yet. I bought this for my 9 year old niece and she was ecstatic about it. She loves to draw and was excited for a new challenge, but this wouldn’t have to be a gift only for a child. I know many adults who would love this book. It’s never too late to learn how to draw! This would make a wonderful Christmas present for any “artist in training”.
About the Author: CHRISTOPHER HART is the world’s bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart’s books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.
*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review*