Birthday Haul! 2018

Last week was my birthday, and I just want to share the lovely presents I received from friends and family 🙂

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I totally picked out everything in the above photo, but my lovely husband purchased it all for me as I couldn’t decide on what I wanted.  Both of these manga are amazing, and I can’t wait to start trying out some watercolor techniques.  Plus 3 new copic colors for those projects!

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My first ever OTSP Secret Sister sent me this lovely Tamora Pierce themed birthday package!  Lady Knight is full of her personal annotations, and I can’t wait to read what she thinks 🙂

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This is obviously not a book, but I was delighted when I found this pre-made ice cream cake with icing dragon at my local Dairy Queen when I went to pick one up for my birthday 🙂

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This is also not a book but a present to myself 🙂  This is a fun little dragon-fly with sunset moth patterning.  Jessica Douglas (one of my favorite artists) was asking for suggestions for warm up paintings in a live stream and since I was the first person to jump on, I was able to make this suggestion and watch her make it!!  I then purchased it because it is beautiful.  Thanks so much!

 

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January 7-13, 2018 Book Haul

This week brought so many books!!  First off my Boxer Day sale from Book Outlet arrived.  I filled in a full holes and picked up a couple interesting titles.  Then I had a bunch of library books come in all at the same time 🙂  A book trade came through, and finally, I went to a used book sale at a local public library today, where paperbacks were only 50 cents!!  How could I say no to anything that looked even remotely interesting?

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Review: Doodletopia: Manga: Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-Cute Manga Characters and More by Christopher Hart

Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by Watson-Guptill
When I saw Doodletopia: Manga as one of the options for review on Blogging for Books, I was reminded of my early foray into drawing manga.  Christopher Hart has contributed quite a few series to this area and has chosen to feature  several different artists in each work.  And while I don’t care for his personal, simplistic manga drawing style, I appreciate his support of the art and the young artists reading his books.
Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics

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