Kawaii loosely translated means cute in Japanese and my 6-year-old daughter is obsessed with kawaii illustrations.
She’s into all things cute. She’ll watch youtube videos teaching her how to draw cute characters and she’ll fill up a drawing book full of cute characters.
So for her 6th birthday, we got her the Kawaii Doodle Class by Zainab Khan, the creator of Pic Candle.
The book was “crazy good”!
Translation: she loved it!
The book starts off by explaining the meaning of the word Kawaii. Then it jumps into Tips & Tricks that can be used to turn anything into a cute character.
The author offers practical tips for drawing characters such as spacing between the eyes, placement of the mouth, and change in facial expressions.
All the doodles are organized into categories – Foods & Drinks, Lovable Monsters, etc and the steps were easy to follow.
My only critique would be that I would have preferred to see the next step more emphasized instead of trying to figure out what was drawn.
The final content of the book is Finding Waldo-type puzzles where you have to search and find a doodle character.
All in all, this is one of the best gifts and it’s highly recommended for anyone who loves to draw. This inspired my daughter to create her own doodle book.
Pic Candle’s channel on Youtube doesn’t seem to be active since the last video was posted more than 3 years ago. I was hoping she would publish more videos considering it has a significant amount of subscribers (over 630K).
I just wanted to a moment to thank the author for the book and for inspiring my daughter!