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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 September 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218081
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 180x230 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £8.99
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Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Food

£8.99

Draw Adorable Animal Food Art in the Cutest Style Ever! by Angela Nguyen

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Book Description

An instructional step-by-step guide devoted to drawing really cute food for young and old.

Hungry for a new drawing challenge? Well, get ready to enter planet cute! In her new collection, artist-author Angela Nguyen turns even the most mundane foods into living, breathing, adorable characters that you will want to draw yourself. As well as cute food-creature fusions such as blueberry kittens and sausage dog hotdogs, in Angela’s captivating world, sleeping cats lounge atop sushi, curl inside donuts, or peek out from pizza crusts.

Including beautifully clear and straightforward step-by-step instructions and minimal text, How to Draw Really Cute Food is great for both visual learners and those interested in learning the essential techniques of kawaii.

With chapters on appetizers, entrees, desserts, snacks and drinks, these inventive designs are sure to delight and amuse.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: Getting Started
Key drawing techniques
Chapter Two: Cute Appetizers
Small Plates - soup, devilled eggs, bruschetta, wrapped foods, skewers, stuffed foods, rolls, pastries, fries, corn, bao, leaf-wrapped delicacies.
Larger Plates: cheese and bread, salad, chicken wings, chips and dips.
Chapter Three: Cute Entrees
Bowls - rice bowls, stews, noodles, noodle soups, hot pot, stone pots.
Plates - pasta: different pasta types, rice and curry, crepes, dim sum, eggs, sushi, breakfast, party food.
Finger Food - burger, sandwich: panini and bagels, mexican food: tacos and burritos, pizza.
Chapter Four: Cute Desserts and Snacks
Snacks: chips, trail mix, popcorn, candy.
Finger Food - macarons, pastries, donuts, cupcakes, s'mores.
Plates - ice cream, cake, pie, pudding, waffles, in-a-cup, jello, fruit desserts.
Chapter Five: Cute Drinks
Milkshake, milk tea with boba, juice boxes, fruit drinks and smoothies, soda, coffee, tea.
Index and Credits

About the Author

About Angela Nguyen

Angela Nguyen is an artist trained in print, product, and motion graphics, known for her cute art style. She is the author of Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff (Search Press, 2017). She was also the illustrator for Brent Campbell’s Are Mommy and Daddy Like Me? and founder of the comic series Somewhere in the World. She is based in Los Angeles, Austin and Portland.

For more information, see www.angelanm.com.

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The GingerBread House

During the Summer holidays we were gifted a copy of Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Food by Angela Nguyen. I love to try new things and quite fancied trying my hand at kawaii. Have you heard of the word kawaii before? It is Japanese for cute and covers everything from food to clothes and toys.

Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Food

I thought I would get a chance to look through this book and try out some of the projects for myself. Sadly my 9 year old took the book as soon as he saw it! My son just loves to draw and learn new things so he set himself up at the table with the book, his favourite coloured pencils and plenty of paper.

The book is really well set out with step-by-step instructions and minimal text. Its great for both visual learners and those interested in learning the essential techniques of kawaii. My son loved reading the book and was soon drawing away.

Artist-author Angela Nguyen turns even the most mundane foods into living, breathing, adorable characters that you will want to draw yourself. As well as cute food-creature fusions such as blueberry kittens and sausage dog hotdogs, there are sleeping cats who lounge atop sushi, curl inside donuts, or peek out from pizza crusts. There are chapters on appetizers, entrees, desserts, snacks and drinks.

Its a lovely book and my son has covered the house with his drawings. Ive even had a go too and its fun to see how the characters are created.

Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Food Draw Adorable Animal Food Art in the Cutest Style Ever! by Angela Nguyen is published by Search Press. Its the third in the Kawaii series with Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Animals and Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff.


MyShelf.com

If you have bought the first two titles in this series you will know that kawaii is Japanese for cute.  Now you have mastered drawing animals and objects it is the turn of food to get a cute makeover!

It is simpler than I realised and these books all end up on my keeper shelf together with my collection on drawing in the manga style.  If you find this difficult rest assured that making things look cuter in the Japanese style is a whole lot easier.  The first few pages show how to simplify your drawings and looks at what makes something look cute.  Then you can start drawing with the simple, staged projects.  You only need basic materials such as pencils, pens, paper etc making this an inexpensive way to make your mark.  The book is divided into chapters so you can choose from depicting snacks, entrees, desserts and drinks.  Main meals are incorporated into entrees for some reason.  Each item takes up a double page spread and shows how you can build up a drawing, adding colour and also how to vary it.  Popcorn kernels can be shown on their own or in a machine for example.  Chocolate can be a bar or in fancy shapes.  Helpfully each chapter starts with a page of thumbnail sketches of each item so making your choice of what to draw is easy.  There arent any projects included but it is not hard to envisage your cute drawings looking great on anything from greetings cards to T-Shirts.  I hope there will be more titles in the Draw Cute series.

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