Unbelievably cute and easy-to-follow kawaii drawing, broken down into step-by-step exercises that anyone can master
A completely immediate and straight-ahead guide to drawing Japanese people and places in an appealing kawaii style. “Kawaii” means cute in Japanese, and often refers to a delightful range of drawing styles that Western audiences have come to love. Annelore Parot, an experienced illustrator and art teacher, has her own distinctive kawaii style based on cute objects, inviting places, and expressive people. Her fans have long demanded a guide to drawing Japan and Japanese things, so she put together the work-throughs in this book. Each spread shows, in six or seven steps, how to build up a cute picture with just a few strokes of the pencil: and on the right page of the spread, there’s space for you to practice them yourself. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create lively people, expressive faces, and evocative scenes. Parot traveled around Japan to choose the best subjects, and invites the reader to join her in experimenting with buildings, movements, and memorable aspects of Japanese culture. Myths, animals, and food are all included.