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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 10 August 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219187
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 224
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99
  • Series: How to Draw
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How to Draw: Kawaii Animals


in simple steps by Yishan Li

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Book Description

Draw 28 amazingly cute kawaii-style animals in just 8 easy stages.

Kawaii is a Japanese word meaning ‘super-cute’, and it’s a trend that’s sweeping the globe. Anything can be drawn in the kawaii style, from animals, people, vegetables and flowers to food, vehicles and household items. Here, expert comic book and manga artist Yishan Li shows you how to draw amazingly adorable animals in just a few simple steps. Draw the cutest rabbit you’ve ever seen, a playful panda, koala, fox, sheep and more. There are 28 different drawings to choose from, all full of personality and bubbling over with charm. Each one is developed in 8 easy stages from a rough sketch of the basic shapes through to the finished, coloured drawing, making this book suitable for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

Table of Contents

Playful puppy
Cute kitten
Love Birds
Prancing pony
Hen and chicks
Elephant and calf
Honey bear
Baby tiger
Leaping llama
Tumbling panda
Happy hippo
Singing frogs
Busy beaver




About the Author

About Yishan Li

Yishan Li is a professional Manga artist who lives in Shanghai. Yishan has been drawing Manga since 1998 when she was in high school and she has subsequently been published internationally including China, North America, France and the UK. Visit her website


A great book for beginners! It certainly is just that. I was impressed by the simplicity of the book but with excellent results. This book would make an ideal Birthday or Christmas gift for people of all ages, providing they like drawing or animals.

I am someone who really and honestly cannot draw! I mean everyone can draw in some capacity but I draw most things badly, so I jumped at the chance to use these simple steps to improve my drawing abilities.

The book is so easy to follow, with 8 simple steps to the general shape of the animals. And then you are free to add your own details. They give you inspiration with one coloured in and completely detailed animal per page, so you can attempt a similar end result.

The steps are easy, you need a pencil, and I would recommend a rubber, so that you can erase any lines that you dont need when you complete the finer details. Some lines are there to build shape but not needed at the end.

There are all sorts of animals, fish and birds in this book, something for everyones tastes.

I have given this book a 5-star review. It has something for everyone, with a variety of animals, easy steps to follow and it also gives people the freedom to add their own details, as well as getting great results.


Great book, ideal for beginners!

This book is fantastic and easy to follow. The animals couldnt be any cuter! I find drawing animals freehand very difficult, but this book gives easy step by step applications so that anyone can give it a go. As Ive practised Ive gotten better and better at them too. An ideal book for anyone looking to improve their animal drawing skills whilst making them very cute too.

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