Give your budding artist the gift of Kawaii cuteness
Kawaii is a Japanese concept, which dates back to the 1970s, and translates narrowly to “cuteness” in English, or, as Wikipedia points out, “charming”, “adorable”, “cute” or “adorable”.
It’s a broad category that encompasses clothing, fashion, anime characters, and more. It is, by definition, the most influential drawing style in the world. Kids love kawaii drawings and yearn to nail them with precision. These two books are for that.
Kawaii Kitties. Learn how to draw 75 cats in all their glory by Olive Yong
When I heard that Instagram sensation Bichi Mao (@ bichi.mao) was publishing a book about his cats, I jumped at the chance to reread it. First of all, because kittens are the very definition of Kawaii, and this Malaysian self-taught artist has captured the trend perfectly. Second, because cute kitties are tough. They are a big part of the Instagram community, after all, and can be found in a myriad of styles.
The book is organized into 75 easy-to-follow lessons. They include poses, mannerisms, costumes, food in chubby paws or kittens’ mouths and more.
Bichi Mao wants you to learn the way she does things, from drawing and coloring your cats, to a repertoire of facial expressions and a bonus of coloring pages to decorate.
These kittens don’t have the traditional kawaii eyes (which are of the round and shiny variety), they fall more in a few expressive lines. It’s perfect for beginners.
This book is not intended for illustrators who are trying to define a style and evolve from it. This is a book for your child, to practice a different pose every now and then. This will give your child the opportunity to practice and adapt all of these poses to record the life of their own animal. I find this very useful.
In addition, this title is part of the Kawaii Doodle Series!
Publisher: Rock Point
Format: Paperback, 144 Pages
Illustrations: color illustrations
Posted: April 6, 2021
Now if I could just go to a store like before the pandemic and browse kawaii coloring books, I would definitely be looking for something like the following title:
Kawaii cute coloring page. Color super cute cats, sushi, clouds, flowers, monsters, candy and more! by Taylor Vance
Kids love to draw kawaii objects. If there’s anything I’ve seen time and time again with my nephews, students, and the kids I talk to at Zoom meetings (schools are always online in my country), it’s that doodling of food and giving it eyes, or drawing unicorns and clouds, and all kinds of inanimate objects with facial features, is a trend that has accelerated since the start of the pandemic.
Personally, I was looking for good designs to try my hand at polymer clay, and I knew I didn’t have enough imagination to bring some designs to life.
In this regard, I found exactly what I was looking for. AKA: cute clouds; Adorable cacti; Adorable kittens; Creative monsters; Sweet desserts; Delicious snacks and more.
There are 50 different styles of coloring sheets, from completely overwhelming imagery that leaves no space, to themed pages, mandalas and freestyle designs.
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Format: Paperback, 128 Pages
Illustrations: 60 coloring illustrations
Posted: April 27, 2021