Create over 50 adorable kawaii characters in 10 simple steps! If you love the Kawaii style but don't know where to start, this is the book for you!
Both novices and advanced artists can greatly benefit from this title filled with whimsical and adorable Kawaii drawings.- Library Journal
Get past that blank page by turning simple shapes into cute drawings in this popular style in just 10 easy steps! Create over 50 different characters from a cuddly penguin to a cheeky bubble tea, or a princess to a unicorn, by following the instructions inside. It even includes handy color palettes for getting the right shades in your drawing.
Packed with handy hints and prompts, learning to draw has never been so simple!
About the Author
Chie Kutsuwada is a UK-based Japanese manga creator and illustrator. After graduating from The Royal College of Art, London, she focused on creating shoujo manga designs. She is the author of other works of manga such as Moonlight, collected in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga III, published byConstable & Robinson, which was shortlisted in the Manga Jiman competition that aims to promote manga creating talent in the UK.
Chie also attends many manga-related events around the world, and runs manga workshops at schools, libraries and museums including The British Museum, The British Library, Wellcome Collection and the V&A Museum. She has also worked on projects for Channel 4 and CNN. Visit her website www.chitangarden.wixsite.com/chiekutsuwada
"Japanese manga creator/visual artist Kutsuwada (illustrator, The Book of Five Rings) teaches Kawaii drawing techniques in this book of more than 50 full-color illustrations. This fun and easy-to-follow title guides readers through basic drawing tools and various coloring options, such as watercolor paints, marker pens, and colored pencils. The projects themselves—each with 10 steps or fewer—start with basic shapes and then build upon them, using additional simple shapes and lines. The book is divided into nine Kawaii categories: expressions (smiling, shocked, confused, and more), accessories, monsters, animals, birds, fantasy, food, tea parties, and people. The guided projects are inclusive of many items, such as a phone, handbag, vampire, panda, penguin, mermaid, teapot, cupcake, princess, and more. The thorough, step-by-step instructions include clear pictures. There are plenty of suggestions for coloring and enhancing the drawings, but readers will find there is plenty of room for creativity and customizing their work.VERDICT Both novices and advanced artists can greatly benefit from this title filled with whimsical and adorable Kawaii drawings."