Sunday, September 30, 2018

Kawaii Doodle Cuties: Sketching Super-Cute Stuff from around the World

Kawaii Doodle Cuties: Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around the World is a new tutorial book from kawaii mistress Zainab Khan (a.k.a. Pic Candle). I've reviewed another doodle book by the same creator here, and this is more of the same.  Due out 6th Nov, 2018 from Quarto - Race Point publishing, it's 144 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats.

This companion book fills out the previous book by including more country specific tutorials (see cover).  The format is the same as the previous book and is accessible and user-friendly. The tutorials have step-by-step illustrations which anyone can follow.

The book starts with a general tips&tricks introduction followed by chapters with food, nature (including mountains and volcanoes), architectures, animals+birds, transportation, fashion, and everyday objects.

One of the most brilliant aspects of this book (and of Ms. Khan's art) is in showing the would be doodler how to combine and build on simple elements to produce a deceptively simple cohesive piece of art which looks very complex.  There are whole collage drawings at the end of the book which are provided as search&find puzzles but which would also make superlative coloring pages as well as a good tutorial on planning full page illustrations.

I've been using doodling as an awareness/mindfulness exercise and it really does work.  These are cute and good fun.

This would make a really fun rainy day activity for younger kids to, well, adult age.  They're appealing and whimsical and sweet. 

Five stars

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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