Christopher Hart has sold over 6 million copies of his books on cartooning and doodling. 6 Million! If that doesn’t make him the reigning master of cartooning instruction I don’t know what would.
It’s easy to see what Hart is so popular with the doodling set after a quick flip through the pages of his latest effort, Doodletopia: Cartoons: Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-Fun Cartoon Creations. Hart has an easy to follow teaching style that work for many levels of experience with drawing; whether you’re just starting out or have already developed some skills, Doodletopia will offer great guidance, but also serve up some direction on refining already existing skills.
Doodletopia offers a hands on, (or maybe pencil on is a better way to put it) experience as Hart offers a series of what I can only describe as half drawings, that allow you to follow his guidance while completing the other half of a drawing. This gives an easy to follow method for using similar techniques and lines based on what he starts you off with. For beginers this a great way to develop a steady hand and some basic skills.
While so much of cartooning and animation has moved over to the digital realm, Doodletopia will offer you the ability to develop some great basic skills that you can grow and expand over time.