Illustration School: Let’s Draw Cute Animals offers easy instructions for artists, crafters, and complete beginners who want to sketch and draw in the popular Japanese character style.
Sachiko Umoto’s engaging, relaxing techniques include a primer on drawing basics, plus detailed steps for creating animals from start to finish, including deer, sheep, horses, giraffes, dolphins, and more. Learn about essential materials, then discover the best methods for starting and adding onto a drawing and incorporating shading and color. Sachiko’s instructions are so easy to follow, you’ll be creating a whole menagerie in your sketchbook in no time. Create a marching dog, a sleepy bear, and a bouncy bunny.
Trace or copy the designs, then enhance them with unique doodles and details to make them your own. Add color for even more punch. Sachiko’s illustrations will inspire you to incorporate drawings into art journal pages, book art, planners, scrapbooks, and cards. Connect with the world and share your creations with friends and family.
Using these techniques, you’ll discover how to:
- Draw cute character faces that come alive
- Easily incorporate details such as fur, patterns, wings, and horns
- Get ideas for taking your illustrations further with cute poses and facial expressions
- Be inspired by ideas for drawing animals in their surroundings
- Add fun scene-setting extras, such as footprints, food, plants, and more
Take this book with you wherever you go and have fun practicing drawing the cutest animals around. Grab a pencil and get started!
- Dimensions: 6.25 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Sachiko Umoto, born in 1970, graduated with a degree in oil painting from Tama Art University (Tokyo). In addition to her work as an illustrator, she also produces animation works for Usagi-Ou Inc. She is the author of An Introduction to Making Illustrations with One Pencil Workbook and An Introduction to Sketching with One Pencil Workbook