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HOW TO DRAW CUTE STUFF: DRAW ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THE CUTEST STYLE EVER – ANGELA NGUYEN

How to Draw Cute Stuff: Draw Anything and Everything in the Cutest Style Ever!How to Draw Cute Stuff: Draw Anything and Everything in the Cutest Style Ever! by Angela Nguyen
My rating: 4/5 cats
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WELCOME TO APRIL PROJECT!

APRIL PROJECT IS OVER!!

i don’t understand drawing books. they all just tell you to draw a bunch of shapes and then spend the rest of the day erasing where the overlap. this can’t be how art is made, or banksy would get so busted.

this book is all very simple kawaii stuff, so i thought it would be easier, but it’s that same brand of shape-stacking instructions:

i think i need more guidance than circles and tips like “All you need for cuteness is roundness and faces,” but i’ll give it a shot! there’s only one edition of this book, so i’ll have to cram the monthly project into one review space somehow. i’ll sprawl a little on day 1 and then try to keep it high and tight. wish me luck in both my endeavors! for now i am going to stick to this chapter:

APRIL 1

because it is easter, i will start with bunnies!

this is how i draw a bunny now, using my favorite life model:

let’s see what this book can teach me.

am i a bunny yet?

are we bunnies?

they might be better colored in. i will try to do that tonight. done:

APRIL 2

there are some chubby hamsters, with one big-eyed interloper for sorento62.

APRIL 3

bats, y’all! (i am going to be fairly brief in my review-words in order to fit 30 days of doodles in here. TWSS?)

APRIL 4

don’t worry, that panda is just sleepy!

APRIL 5

i might retake this picture because it was a little rushed. but that will be on tomorrow’s to-do list because today’s is already too long! MONKEYS!

APRIL 6

okay, i felt like i was ready to tackle some of the cutest creatures of all. today, the garbage-bandit raccoon, tomorrow, the (wait for it…)

APRIL 7

today the bag o’tricks FOX!

APRIL 8

how will these deer EAT without mouths???

APRIL 9

CATS! CATS APLENTY!

APRIL 10

trying something different… nom nom nom

APRIL 11

these are kind of boring, but if i ever want to start making some kawaii twin peaks drawings, i’ll have a head start.

APRIL 12

awwww, these little guys are cute!

APRIL 13

i just drew what i saw – the horrors of birds. happy friday 13th, guys!

APRIL 14

choosing to draw these guys might be a little cheaty, since i already MASTERED drawing sharks a couple of years back (cue nostalgic music): https://www.goodreads.com/review/show…

APRIL 15

hmm, i wish the colors had photographed better here instead of all coming out gray. sorry, werewolves!

APRIL 16

this one’s for greg! but for him, this isn’t nessie, it’s champy, a lake creature he insists is just as cool as nessie, and since he’s away upstate right now, i’ll let him have it as a “happy vacation” present.

APRIL 17

so many piggies! i do not like that the book made me draw a cat-mouth on a pig. it looks stupid.

APRIL 18

BUGGAS BUGGAS BUGGAS

okay, a three-in-one posting today, after a delay to mourn The Bird Who Will Never Be. in its honor, here are some of its peers:

APRIL 19

RIP, offspring of my little bird neighbor. i will miss you

that cat will miss you

and for ms “pics or it didn’t happen” nadine, here is the crime scene:

i hope you find a better place to poop out your eggs next time.

APRIL 20

here are some fat dolphins. until a dolphin decides to nest across the street from me, causing me to fall in love despite knowing their evil evil dolphin ways, i remain resolutely anti-dolphin.

APRIL 21

and here’s some candy, which is how i drowned my sorrow over egggate 2018. i shall never be a chocolate portraitist. that’s some shameful art right there.

APRIL 22

i feel bad about neglecting entire chapters of this book to just focus on the widdle animals, so here you go: tents.

APRIL 23

these are ducks, but also balloons. or perhaps ghosts.

APRIL 24

CUTE THINGS IN THE SKY WHEEEE!

APRIL 25

chlamydia bears!

APRIL 26

yo, game of thrones – you need some storyboards done?

APRIL 27

sit on this, bitches!

APRIL 28

uncircumcised elephants

APRIL 29

i figured i should do one with human-people before i finished this project. man, that’s one crowded sound stage, amiright?

APRIL 30

i decided to use the final day of this project to scoot around the book and do some of the funny/sad ones from different chapters; melting butter, drippy pizza, cotton candy “that is about to be eaten,” following the instructions telling me “You can draw a sad moth by making its wings droop,” and best of all, “Give this cake a surprised face. It’s about to be eaten!” the surprise of murrrderrrr.

at the request of alissa, a cute(r) tailypo in two versions:

and for me, i cuteified my cancer to make it less threatening, because it’s already ruined the other side of town and now it’s trying to move in on what’s left and that’s not cool, but now at least it’s CUTE!

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