Tuesday, 12 March 2013

3D Copy and Draw Princesses by Barry Green (Top That! Publishing!)

As mentioned in our previous review for Top That's "Junior Learn to Draw Baby Animals" Charlotte absolutely positively ADORES drawing Princesses.

This book takes a slightly different approach to the "Junior Learn to Draw" series, using copy grids so that older children can copy a picture as a finished article rather than taking things stage by stage.

The clever bit - 3D - comes from the background of the grids you draw into. A tiny set of coloured circles trick the eye into thinking that whatever you've drawn is standing slightly above the page surface.

Amazingly, it works rather well - though if you're like me with slightly wonky eyes you'll find it takes a bit of getting used to.

There's a wealth of Princess-y material here to copy so Charlotte was in her element. Nothing wrong with being a girly girl from time to time is there (and yes, the book cover is pink).

Though it's not a Disney-fied product, there are certainly a few nods to Disney Princesses in the names used and costume types in the book - and funnily enough we've just been discussing those dot-eyes on Twitter. We love them so.

Charlotte's best bit: Drawing Belle.

Daddy's favourite bit: The rather neat little 3D trick. Wonder if you can get paper like that to print out and use for your own designs!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Top That! Publishing)