365 Days of Kawaii: How to Draw Cute Stuff Every Day of the YearMayumi Jezewski (author)
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In the kawaii universe, everything is small and cute. Just by adding eyes and a mouth, even the most mundane object can be brought to life and become an adorable character... umbrellas smile, cupcakes wink, chairs snooze and pencils laugh.
Learn the secrets of kawaii drawing, from getting the right proportions to creating personality with different facial expressions and adding depth with layers of colour. Then follow 365 step-by-step sequences showing you exactly how to build up a huge range of motifs, starting with simple shapes and progressing to add details and colours. Each sequence is entirely visual, with no complicated instructions to read, so it really is easy to create your own kawaii characters straight away. All you need is paper and some pens!
Themes featured include animals, food, plants, clothes, household objects, musical instruments, people, vehicles, buildings and landmarks, weather icons and even space motifs.
Inside you'll find an array of animals such as a singing bee, a giggling ladybird, a sweet swan, a cute penguin, a hungry hamster, a cheeky monkey, a stinky skunk and a red-nosed reindeer. There are also plants and flowers, all with their own adorable kawaii features, including a lily pad, rose, sunflower, daisy and dandelion.
Be tempted by a range of tasty treats, like fried eggs, hot dogs, pizza, cupcakes, croissants and sweets, as well as various colourful fruits and vegetables. Even some everyday household objects, such as a fridge, bed, bathtub and armchair, have been given the kawaii treatment!
There's something for every season, with a selection of weather and holiday-themed motifs. You'll love recreating famous landmarks like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty in cute kawaii style too! With this huge selection, you're bound to find the perfect design for any occasion!
This adorable value-packed book will entertain endlessly and let you embrace the Japanese culture of cuteness every day of the year.
Publisher: David & Charles
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 168 x 260 mm
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