Kawaii How to Draw Really Cute Fantasy Creatures by Angela Nguyen guides you through drawing a collection of adorable fantastical creatures. Some are mythical, others strange hybrids - all are from Angela's own imagination!
Angela's 'Kawaii' book series are brimming full of cute creatures from a range of myths and cultures. She transforms even the most menacing beasts into adorable creatures that will have young artists cooing! Get to know exactly what 'kawaii' is about, and how to transform any mythical animal into kawaii style. There are step by step diagrams that guide you visually through each step. Super easy written instructions are also included. The creatures are separated into three sections, organised by terrain; air, water and land. There is also a section to inspire you to create your own cute fantasy animals - whether they are elephants with fairy wings, bunnies with huge ears or another cute mash-up. Angela also shows you 'feature spreads' - her own imagined landscapes where these creatures live. Taking cuteness to the next level, this wonderful resource makes drawing instantly achievable and great fun!
128 page paperback, 180mm x 230mm.
Fiber-tips, colored pencils, no special equipment required.
Make It Cute!
The key ingredients to making a cute drawing are explained here: big head, large eyes, fat cheeks, and a little bit of
magic, capturing the essence of a creature’s character.
A roll call of all the creatures, making it easy to choose the one to draw first.
Chapter One: Water
Loch Ness Monster (aka Nessie)
Kraken (a sea creature from Norse myth)
Ghost whale (bake-kujira, from Japanese myth)
Inkanyamba eel (a legendary river creature from Zulu and Xhosa folklore)
Crocodile gbahali (from Liberia)
Chapter Two: Air
Kongamato (pterosaur-like creature from Congo)
Chapter Three: Land
Basilisk (magical serpent)
Cerberus (three-headed dog)
Big antler deer
Ozark howler (a shy, legendary creature living deep in the Ozarks)
Kasa-obake (an umbrella-shaped mythical creature from Japanese folklore)
Nuppeppo blob (a baggy, saggy creature from Japanese folklore)
Grootslang (Afrikaans and Dutch for big snake)
Floofle (a furball with ears)
Horned tiger cub
Now Draw Your Own
Index and Credits
Angela Nguyen is a Seattle-based artist known for her cute illustration style. She is the author of the best-selling Kawaii series which includes How to Draw Cute Stuff, How to Draw Cute Animals, and How to Draw Cute Food. She has a presence online under the screen name Pikarar with 40k followers. Besides being an illustrator, she’s also a graphic designer trained in print, motion, packaging, and digital and currently designs voice experience for Amazon.
Brought this for the kids as they love to draw cartoon characters. I even drew some myself and really enjoyed it . Simon Benson (Littlehampton, United Kingdom) on 2 Mar 2021