you have bought the first two titles in this series you will
know that “kawaii” is Japanese for cute. Now that
you have mastered drawing animals and objects, it is the turn
of food to get a cute makeover!
is simpler than I realized, and these books all end up on
my keeper shelf together with my collection on drawing in
the manga style. If you find this difficult, rest assured
that making things look cuter in the Japanese style is a whole
lot easier. The first few pages show how to simplify your
drawings and takes a look at what makes something look cute.
Then you can make a start drawing with the simple, staged
projects. You only need basic materials such as pencils, pens,
paper etc., making this an inexpensive way to make your mark.
book is divided into chapters so you can choose from depicting
snacks, entrees, desserts and drinks. Main meals are incorporated
into entrees for some reason. Each item takes up a double
page spread and shows how you can build up a drawing, adding
color, and also how to vary it. Popcorn kernels can be shown
on their own or in a machine, for example. Chocolate can be
a bar or in fancy shapes. Helpfully each chapter starts with
a page of thumbnail sketches of each item, so making your
choice of what to draw is easy. There aren’t any projects
included, but it is not hard to envisage your cute drawings
looking great on anything from greetings cards to T-Shirts.
I hope there will be more titles in the Draw Cute series.
of other titles in the Kawaii Series
To Draw Really Cute Animals
Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff
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