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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Review: How to Draw Cute Stuff

If your kids like to draw, or they're interested in learning how to draw, you need to check out How to Draw Cute Stuff by Angela Nguyen.

This is an extremely easy-to-follow book, with hundreds of awesomely cute things to draw. 

Faces, people, clothing, animals, vehicles, buildings, furniture, food: Nguyen provides simple visual instructions on how to draw them all.

And I loved that the text is limited in this book. Instead of written direction, you get visual step-by-step guidelines, which show you how to draw basic shapes to create a rough outline, erase lines/play with the drawing and then add final details.

In fact, the whole book encourages simplicity. Nguyen urges readers to use any tools they like and find simple canvases like notebooks, sticky notes and even leaves. She promotes exploration and fun and provides simple tips and tricks to help along the way.

Some drawings are more complicated than others, but the book gives budding artists the freedom to flick through the pages and choose the drawings they’d like to try. 

And the drawings are so cool and funky. Kids will love learning to create the fun characters and creatures, and the very clever layout means they can open the cover and jump right in.

How to Draw Cute Stuff would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves or wants to draw. The instructions are simple, the drawings are gorgeous and there’s hours of entertainment between the covers.

Title: How to Draw Cute Stuff
Author/Illustrator: Angela Nguyen
Publisher: Murdoch Books, $19.99
Publication Date: 1 July 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781454925644
For ages: 6+
Type: Non-Fiction, Activity Book

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