Chibi Art Class (Paperback)
A Complete Course in Drawing Chibi Cuties and Beasties - Includes 19 step-by-step tutorials!
Race Point Publishing, 9781631065835, 144pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Chibi is Japanese slang for “short,” and popular Instagram anime artist Yoai shows you how to draw these adorable doll-like characters in Chibi Art Class. Chibis are mini versions of Japanese anime and manga characters and are defined by their large heads and tiny bodies, both of which contribute to their kawaii, or cuteness, factor.
Here, you'll learn how to create chibis’ signature bodies, facial features, and props, including dreamy eyes, fun clothes and shoes, vibrant hair, colorful accessories, and lively backgrounds. You'll also learn how to color and shade your vertically challenged characters for optimal cuteness. This book also features 19 chibi tutorials with simplestep-by-step illustrations and instructions, inspiration galleries, blank body bases for you to start your own chibi drawings, and uncolored chibis for practicing coloring and shading.
Thanks to this crash course, soon you will be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and more with your own unique chibi world. Chibi Art Class is now in session!
About the Author
Yoai is a Toronto-based anime artist and student with active accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Deviantart, and YouTube. She has a worldwide fan base, and her Instagram,yoahime, has over 450,000 followers and growing.