In Chibi Art Class, renowned anime artist Yoai teaches you the art of chibi, step by adorable step.
Chibi is Japanese slang for “short,” and chibis are mini versions of Japanese anime and manga characters defined by their large heads and tiny bodies, both of which contribute to their kawaii, or cuteness, factor. Now, you too can learn to draw these adorable doll-like characters.
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 tutorials with simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions for drawing chibis, including a chibi character for every month of the year as well as adorable chibi beasties
- An inspiration gallery with ideas for eyes, hairstyles, clothing, props and accessories, and ears and tails
- Blank body bases for you to start your own chibi drawings
- 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!
Yoai is a Toronto-based anime artist with a worldwide fan base and popular accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Deviantart, and YouTube under the handle @yoaihime. She is the author of Chibi Art Class and Anime Art Class.