You Can Draw Cute Animals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing and Coloring Adorable Creatures (Paperback)
Learn to draw any animal and turn it into a sweet, delightful creature that always inspires a smile.
You Can Draw Cute Animals features easy techniques for turning up the charm on 30 animals that run, fly, swim, slither, and waddle. Discover how to create sparkling eyes, blushing cheeks, joyful smiles, and button noses, transforming even the most ferocious beasts into delightful, appealing characters.
This comprehensive guide to understanding the secrets of cute begins with basic drawing techniques and exercises and a rundown of what factors make things adorable. Yasmina Mattson of Yasmina Creates (Instagram: @yasminacreates) has devised a unique, easy, three-step drawing method that includes observation, simplification and exaggeration using simple shapes, and refining and adding details.
Those techniques are incorporated in creating a diverse array of animals, including a panda, monkey, kangaroo, tiger, cat, goat, hedgehog, owl, crow, fox, deer, snail, butterfly, seal, duck, flamingo, and more. Even complete beginners will feel confident in their skills to draw any animal in a cute style. Explore ways to add vivid color with watercolor, pencils, and markers, to add even more personality and style. Play and experiment for a creatively satisfying experience.
You Can Draw Cute Animals also features:
- An exploration of basic supplies and techniques
- Ideas and examples for fun variations
- Tips for adding accessories and backgrounds to create complete scenes
- Techniques for drawing animals in a variety of expressive poses
Start creating your own menagerie of delightful creatures today!
About the Author
Yasmina Mattson is a self-taught artist who specializes in drawing, ink, watercolor, and other mixed media. Her style is varied and includes cute and colorful animals, people, and objects, as well as loose and dreamy florals and landscapes. She recalls being obsessed with coloring books and enjoying drawing from an early age, and her life’s purpose is to show people they can draw or paint whatever their heart desires. Yasmina believes art should be fun and simple, and that everyone needs creativity in their life. She shares that passion as a top teacher on Skillshare, where she has 24 classes attended by more than 300,000 students. Yasmina lives in Tennessee.
"Great for artists with the desire to learn more about drawing."—Library Journal
"An ideal DIY instructional guide."—Midwest Book Review