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“Mini Chibi Art Class: A Complete Course in Drawing Cuties and Beasties” by: Yoai

One of the hobbies I want to get into this year is doodling and drawing. I used to doodle all the time when I was younger and it has been years since I picked up the proverbial shading pens.

This book looked like a kawaii spark to rekindle that old flame.

The introduction was well written and very much encouraged trial and error. Many tools were recommended, however the author expressed the importance of practicing over having the “proper” tools.

The tutorials were fun and the pictures were adorable. I particularly enjoyed the focus on eyes and the scale for the chibi doodles.

Part of the practice section highlighted each month with a chibi to match the season.

I will be referencing to this more when I start my tv and movie journal in May for layouts and such. (I recently ordered some supplies and understandably need to await their arrival.)

I enjoyed spending time coloring in what I drew and remembered how relaxing a hobby that used to be for me.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who either hasn’t drawn in the chibi style before or has been out of practice with drawing in general and wants a cute jump start to get back to it!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Chibi is Japanese slang for “short,” and popular Instagram anime artist Yoai (@yoaihime) shows you how to draw these adorable doll-like characters in Mini Chibi Art Class. Chibis are mini versions of Japanese anime and manga characters and are defined by their large heads and tiny bodies, both of which contribute to their kawaii , or cuteness, factor.

Here, you’ll learn how to create chibis’ signature bodies, facial features, and props, including dreamy eyes, fun clothes and shoes, vibrant hair, colorful accessories, and lively backgrounds. You’ll also learn how to color and shade your vertically challenged characters for optimal cuteness. This book also features 19 chibi tutorials with simplestep-by-step illustrations and instructions, inspiration galleries, blank body bases for you to start your own chibi drawings, and uncolored chibis for practicing coloring and shading.

Mini Chibi Art Class is part of a series of adorable mini versions of Race Point art reference books that include Mini Kawaii Doodle Class and Mini Kawaii Doodle Cuties.

Thanks to this take-anywhere crash course, soon you will be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and more with your own unique chibi world. Mini Chibi Art Class is now in session!

Quick Facts:

Page Count: 144

Format: Paperback

Genre: Arts & Photography | Crafts & Hobbies

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

Expected Publication Date: May 19th, 2020

Categories: ARC