Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman
How to Draw the Newest Pokemon Featuring Sinnoh Characters is a book written by Maria B. Alfano, and it was released in 2007. This book shows how to draw 14 Pokemon characters that can be found in the Sinnoh region. The 14 Pokemon included in this book are: Mantyke, Piplup, Mime Jr., Pikachu, Munchlax, Bonsly, Turtwig, Aipom, Buizel, Chimchar, Weavile, Chatot, Lucario, and Manaphy.
On the first page of How to Draw the Newest Pokemon Featuring Sinnoh Characters, the author gives some tips to help the reader get started with their drawing. The first page also includes a list of materials the reader needs to have in order to try to draw the Pokemon included in the book. The second page explains guidelines and how to draw faces.
For each Pokemon, four steps are illustrated and explained to help the reader draw the character. The first step shows the basic shapes needed to draw the Pokemon. The second step shows some of the details that need to be added to the drawing. The third step shows the remaining details that need to be added. The fourth step advises the artist to erase the guidelines and other lines that aren't needed. A fifth step explains what kind of colors are needed to color the Pokemon.
The author also includes some additional notes for some of the steps to help the artist out, or sometimes they are there simply to offer some encouragement. If a reader has too many problems drawing the character correctly, they can trace the drawing of the Pokemon that's included. The final page of the book encourages the reader to keep drawing Pokemon.
How to Draw the Newest Pokemon Featuring Sinnoh Characters is written in such a way that it's obviously aimed at children, and the text is easy for children to understand and follow. However, that doesn't mean that adults should shy away from using this book as a resource. I appreciate the encouraging tone the author uses in the text; this tone is especially helpful for children who may have trouble with drawing.
How to Draw the Newest Pokemon Featuring Sinnoh Characters is helpful to anyone who is interested in learning how to draw Pokemon, regardless of their age. If you're interested in learning how to draw some of the Pokemon characters, then How to Draw the Newest Pokemon Featuring Sinnoh Characters would be very helpful.
I wrote this review after looking through a copy of this book that my son checked out through the King County Library System. My husband and I later bought a copy of this book for our older daughter as a Christmas gift.