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Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Animals
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Enter Planet Cute (Introduction)

Chapter One: Getting Started

Chapter Two: Close to Home - Learn to draw animals that we encounter every day in our immediate surroundings and homes

Chapter Three: On the Farm - Get introduced to a whole barnyard of cute critters!

Chapter Four: Forests and Grassland - From the bushlands of Australia to the foothills of the Andes, these animals can be found in forests and grasslands all over the world

Chapter Five: Jungle and Safari - Meet the animals that inhabit our rainforests and the wilds of sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter Six: On the Water - Discover how to draw a huge variety of water-based creatures, from deep-sea fish to coastal birds and aquatic mammals

Index and Credits

About the Author

Angela Nguyen is an artist trained in print, product and motion graphics and is known for her cute art style. She is the author of Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff (Search Press, 2017). She was also the illustrator for Brent Campbell's Are Mommy and Daddy Like Me? and founder of the comic series Somewhere in the World. She is based in Los Angeles, Austin and Portland, USA. For more information, see www.angelanm.com.

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'Kawaii' is Japanese for cute, and here is the sequel to Kawaii: How To Draw Really Cute Stuff. In this book you can find out how to draw all kinds of animals in a cute manner and discover how to make your drawings look this way.

You only need the minimum of drawing materials to draw anything in this book and you probably already own them. You also don't need to be an artist as it is surprisingly simple to draw in this style; far more so than in the style associated with manga. The introduction explains quickly and simply with examples how to make your drawings look cute and appealing. The rest of the book contains the projects, which are divided into where the animals are found. There are pets and common wild animals, ones found in jungles, forest/grassland, water and on the farm. Choose from favourites like cats, dogs, penguins, owls and even dinosaurs or try a more unusual creature like a red panda, stingray, platypus or armadillo. Each animal is shown in several simple steps over two pages together with a fact about it and several poses to try. Unlike the first book this one is more of a workbook as the second page of each project has a drawing to finish and colour in yourself. This is a great way of practising and creating some scenes without having to wonder what to draw. Learn the cartoon shorthand of depicting moods, movement and more - it is surprisingly easy and fun, suitable for all ages and levels of art experience and rather addictive. It is also a great way of making original and personal greetings cards or any other decorative project and like its companion volume one for the keeper shelf.

-- Rachel Hyde * myshelf.com *

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