How to Draw Adorable

Joyful Lessons for Making Cute Art

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Pub Date 06 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 05 Sep 2022
Girl Friday Productions, Girl Friday Books

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Create cute art!

Learn how to make anything and everything cute in this hands-on, creative workbook from artist Carlianne Tipsey. With fun lessons on how to draw irresistible faces and animals—and convert everyday objects into charismatic characters—How to Draw Adorable includes visual tips, step-by-step examples, and design theories that can be used by beginning and advanced artists alike. Reference images and practice sheets help you dive right in and discover your own sweet style. Whether you’re coming up with new characters, decorating your world, or learning to draw for the first time, this handy guide gives you all the tools and skills you need to put the awwww in adorable!

Create cute art!

Learn how to make anything and everything cute in this hands-on, creative workbook from artist Carlianne Tipsey. With fun lessons on how to draw irresistible faces and animals—and...


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This really is the cutest how-to ever! Top tips for making everything, from babies to inanimate objects, the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. The sketching instructions and illustrations are clear, simple, and easy to follow - perfect for a total beginner for me. Each one has a step by step to follow, adding more detail each time.
There are superb practise pages throughout the book for giving things a go with a little guidance.
This is a lovely book to help you bring all sorts of animals, people and objects to life in your sketchbook.

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How to Draw Adorable by Carlianne Tipsey is a fun and informative book on how to draw "Cute". The pictures are as promised, but the best part of this book is that she explains what makes something adorable, going into proportions, shapes, colors, objects and spacing, as well as other elements which all contribute to the cuteness of a drawing.

Not coming from an art background, this book was very helpful to explain in a simple but interesting way what elements you need to incorporate to make a drawing cute. I would recommend that people buy the physical copy of the book as there are exercises to try (tracing shapes, coloring in objects to find a good color contrast, etc) that you can't do with an ebook unless you take a screen shot and print out a copy of those specific pages to use. There are quite a few practice time pages spread throughout the book so you can draw on your own to learn the concepts she is teaching you.

Hopefully I'll be able to practice and learn to draw!

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A great resource: cohesive and clear advice, charming illustrations and an overall delightful energy to it.

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Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and Carlianne Tipsey for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
A great book with lots of helpful tips on how to draw cute, can't wait to apply these to make my drawings cuter!!

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How to Draw Adorable is a wonderful all-ages drawing guide with tutorials by Carlianne Tipsey. Due out 6th Sept 2022, it's 160 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

This is such a cute, accessible, and well formatted book. The subjects are wide ranging and anthropomorphic and character based. The instruction is for line drawn sketching and the subjects are all age appropriate and appealing. Scattered throughout are pages with drawing and thinking prompts for art such as: visual clues that make you happy, are pleasant to look at, and inspire feelings of love, or full page practice exercises such as drawing circles or lines, or bisecting squares and other shapes. All of the practice pages include short tutorials on how to use the spaces to best advantage.

There are also instruction pages which clearly show proportions and drawing guides for faces, figures, and detailing drawings. The language is very modern and youthful (the book is full of phrases like "all the feels" and "get your cute on").

There are tips and tricks for improving technique in highlighted color text boxes throughout the text. The emphasis is on short, digestible, understandable lessons in clear colorful text and illustrations. The practice pages are printed on dotted page layouts which will make a good tie-in for instructors who wish to encourage journaling and drawing practice for their students. This is a very simple and beginner accessible book.

Five stars. This would be a good selection for public or school library acquisition and home study. It would be a superlative gift, excellent classroom or library group selection for activity groups, a wonderful parent/caregiver activity, or even for babysitters and child-minders looking to up their activity time with their small charges. Artistic exploration allows children to improve fine motor skills and gives them a feeling of accomplishment and control.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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How to Draw Adorable is a lovely tutorial book for learning how to doodle in the cutest possible style. The perfect book for children or creative adults looking to illustrate a journal or introduce themselves to drawing. There are so many pictures to try and the author explains how to make a drawing cute. Overall an excellent little guidebook.

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Cute drawings have often made me smile and I have often thought of drawing cute things myself. This book provides great tips and techniques on how to do just that! I love the side by side comparisons of how just a change of an eye here or an ear there could make all the difference in the world of cute. I can't wait to try out some of the tricks.

There are also lots of blank templates for you to draw right on the book if you wish.

I noticed that most of the examples here are of human figures, though there are a few animals and still life. But I think the principle applies whatever you draw.

5 stars for me. Really nice and useful book!

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This was a cute book full of artistic encouragement and advice. FYI - it is NOT a step by step guide of how to draw adorable things. The author gives a lot of wonderful tips and tricks, but the book is mainly about finding ways to make ORIGINAL adorable art - not copying someone else's.
Thank you to NetGalley and Girl Friday Productions for the ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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I received an ARC of this ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The illustrations in this book are so cute! I don't consider myself an artist but this book really helped me draw a little better. I recommend this book for those that are just starting to learn to draw the basics.

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Thank you SO MUCH for providing me with an ARC for this wonderful book.

5 stars!

I love to draw and paint in my free time and have always loved doing it since a kid, then turned into an art student, but never sadly pursued futher.

I have been wanting to try and draw more cute things for a whilr and have struggled to do so.

This book not only broke down the process in a way that made it seem less daunting and focusing on making things more simple and cute than being too much, it was fun, engaging and had lots of helpful information and tips.

I love how pages to practice and try to draw your down ideas with the prompts, trying to draw shapes and lines, really gets the reader to try than just reading along like I have done with other books I have on drawing.

Fantastic book!

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This is a nice book for beginning illustrators. I think it is geared towards teens and teens. It would be a fun addition to a public library.

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Thank you to Netgalley and to the publisher for giving me this eARC to review.

This is probably one of the best art books I have read. The book gives examples of what is classed as cute, there were pages where one could write what makes them happy or unhappy for visual cues, and there were pages to practice patterns. This book was easy to follow and I recommend it to anyone liking or even just interested in this style.

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An adorable guide that directs with simplicity and teaches how to make everything super duper cute. A great book for doodlers, teens, and novice artists. Great for comic artists and book illustrators. Includes practice pages to perfect the cuteness of any item, animal, and expression.

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I really enjoyed this. I’m not the greatest artist but I found this easy to follow. My son even drew some. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to draw!

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How to Draw Adorable, was quite simply - adorable! It is a guide to creating 'cute' illustrations for beginners to those with more advanced skills. Each section is broken down into smaller chunks so that you don't feel like you are learning too many steps at a time. It also has space to be used as an actual workbook so you can complete your exercises in the book itself. The guide moves through basic design principals through to exploring the use of shapes and colour to create varied expressions and different characters. The illustrations throughout are a delight. I am not an artist by any means and I found the descriptions and tutorials for each section to be clear and accessible. I found myself following along and attempting some excercises on my ipad and I was pleased to see that I was actually making progress as I went on! The style and format would appeal particularly to a teen audience.

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How to Draw Adorable is a hidden gem of a book. It is so much more than just drawing cute stuff. If you're interested in illustrating for example children's and kids books, this would be a great reference book. The amount of facial references, emotions and tips is amazing and the author knows her craft well.

I can highly recommend this to intermediate creatives and artists that are looking to give their illustrations and drawings more story and emotion as well as anybody who's looking to illustrate a book or a text.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Oh my goodness, this book was so fun and a really great learning tool. I love drawing but I am not great at it so I am always trying to learn how to draw better. How to Draw Adorable by Carlianne Tipsy is a wonderful drawing book! This book was just so helpful and easy to read. I really like the progression of the steps and how it stops to let you try out what you learn.
The book starts with explaining what makes a picture adorable or cute and then it builds from there. I really like how it explains the reasoning behind the concept and how it gives you opportunities to practice. For example, it shows how where the eyes are on a face can affect how cute the drawing looks. It then explains why this works and then it gives you the opportunity to try it out yourself.
This book starts at shapes and then it builds up to actually drawing figures and different poses. There are so many great sections like how to draw expressions, cute animals, and even how to develop your own cute style. I really enjoyed this book and the way it was formatted. It is a wonderful book for beginners. I think that it may be a little too easy for more advanced drawers and artists, but I do believe that it would still be a fun book to try out. I would definitely recommend How to Draw Adorable, especially to those who are just starting to draw.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

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I am buying this book for everyone I know. I probably won't adequately describe why I love this book as much as I do but it was so much more than what I thought it would be! It is more comprehensive than I thought it would be it covers not just people and animals but objects, etc. I want to be Carlianne Tipsey after reading "How to Draw Adorable' by Carlianne Tipsey. How does someone get that talented?

Anyway, the book is LOADED with drawing and lots of instructions on how to draw cute. This book isn't just adorable on adorable it is the epitome of why drawing should exist and why we should spend some time learning how to draw even if we are naturally gifted. I tried a few smiling faces because I knew that I could use them with cards and stuff with my friends and family and this book will up my game on those special touches. I put one in a card to a niece and she said "I made her feel special". What more do we want out of a book than that. Charlianna Tipsey you wrote a book that is needed and I value you more than these few words can say!

Open this book up and learn and come out the other side better. Charlianna makes you feel like you can do it and this is time well spent.

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher, Girl Friday Productions for the opportunity to read and review 'How to Draw Adorable' by Carlianne Tipsey. :)

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Thank you NetGalley and Girl Friday Books for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This how-to drawing book was a good introduction to drawing "cute" and "adorable" pictures. As someone whose drawing skills do not extend beyond stick figures, this book had a lot of good hints and tutorials that even a hopeless artist like myself was able to follow with success.

But this book also has a lot of good tips for more experienced artists who perhaps want to hone their craft, especially if they usually lean more realistic. A lot of cool tips that will definitely help any level of artist.

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Doodling or drawing people is a real struggle for me but I still love to do it. I’ll admit I was a bit nervous about this book as I am no artist. However Carlianne’s art style is just to cute and too sweet not to try. Right from the introduction I was hooked. The writing is warm and kind, reminding me to have fun often. The “journaling aspect to discover what you want to draw and what cute meant to me was excellent as I often struggle with what exactly it is I want to draw. This book was a real joy to read and learn from start to finish.

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This book is so darling! Not only does it teach you how to draw adorable babies, animals, and objects, but it provides ample spaces to practice your drawing skills. This workbook focuses on what makes something cute, elements of cute design, poses, and many more things. My students who love to draw will get a real kick out of this book. I am personally excited about creating cute little book characters with facial expressions, props, and actions. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves cute things or drawing or both!

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I love the simplicity of the drawings, they are so cute! I love that practice is mentioned. If you want to become good at anything, you need to work at it. Just reading an instructional will not make you a good drawer, let alone a master.

Would love to add this to the library, I feel it is a good resource for those looking for new skills

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Thank you so much to the author, Girl Friday Productions, and NetGalley for the complimentary ARC!
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I absolutely love this book!

I love to draw, paint, all things crafty but I do struggle when it comes to drawing actual objects. As I work on my designs and graphics, I've started looking for tutorials and books to help me improve. Since my daughter and I both love all things adorable and it being part of my drawing style, I was excited when I came across this book.

I think I only got a few pages in before I was totally inspired to draw something and had to grab my tablet. I immediately tried out what the author shared and suggested and have continued referring to the book.

The author keeps things fun and super easy to follow and try. She includes a wide variety of options of what to try, she includes so many examples and the instructions are the best. I have never found a drawing book I enjoyed and got this much out of.

I'm not all that great with it being on Kindle so this is one I absolutely will be purchasing to have on hand to continue using to learn and grow.

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Thank you Netgalley and Girl Friday Books for providing my ecopy.

An excellent guide for beginner artists to learn basic cute art. This is a great source to learn when you focus on the essential how to make your design look cute or extra cute. I am considering this book because the informations is written so well. This book also provide exercise sheets before readers move to the next lesson.
I am a doll maker and the lesson about expression is very easy to implement in my design projects too. Her lesson about small steps such as move the position of eyes and nose to give very different looks is brilliant. I happily recommend it to my art and craft community.

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This is a very helpful book that goes into all the steps to make your drawings look cuter. For instance, lower the features and make the eyes bigger or the head bigger in proportion to the body, to make the character look younger. Tipsey has you try your hand at her advice many times in the book. Her style isn't really mine and it would have been nice to see other styles of adorable, but this is a very helpful, fun book.

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.

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How to Draw Adorable
By Carlianne Tipsey
Publisher: Girl Friday Productions
Rated: 5
Obtain: Buy it
Back of the Book: “Learn how to make anything and everything cute in this hands-on, creative workbook from artist Carlianne Tipsey. With fun lessons on how to draw irresistible faces and animals—and convert everyday objects into charismatic characters—How to Draw Adorable includes visual tips, step-by-step examples, and design theories that can be used by beginning and advanced artists alike. Reference images and practice sheets help you dive right in and discover your own sweet style. Whether you’re coming up with new characters, decorating your world, or learning to draw for the first time, this handy guide gives you all the tools and skills you need to put the awwww in adorable!”

Impressions: I loved this book! My 11 year old son and I worked through the pages and we learned more then how to create adorable drawings. We learned proportions, how to manipulate our pencils to create different effects, and how to create feeling and expression in our art. This book was far more then we bargained for.

I received an ARC of this book via the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review shared here. For more book reviews go to: https://simplyannehere.wordpress.com

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I would like to thank the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this eBook.

Just as the title suggests, this book is brimming with techniques and step-by-step instructions to draw adorable characters. I am looking forward to trying all the techniques!

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Wow. So many incredible techniques! I love it!!!

It’s absolutely cuuuute!! I still need to practice A LOT, but I can see some progress already. It’s funny how I noticed that since I read this book I’ve been wanting to draw more often. Thank you for showing us how tiny details can make such a huge difference.

* I received an ARC from Girl Friday Productions in exchange for an honest review.

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This is not a step-by-step guide to drawing cute illustrations but a fairly comprehensive workbook that teaches the user the individual elements necessary for making 'cute' art.

The book has cute illustrations throughout and and the activities build on each other so by the time you complete the book you have all the knowledge you need for making adorable art.

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for giving me a free digital copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

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I love to doodle and I was so excited to find this book about learning to draw adorable things by @carliannecreates 😊 This was such a fun book to read and I learned lots. I enjoyed copying some doodles from her book and trying to create my own. This book teaches you some drawing basics and has templates for different facial features which I thought was super helpful. There are also practice pages where you can draw what you learned from each chapter. I'd definitely recommend this if you're interested in learning to draw cute things!

4.5/5 Stars

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of "How to Draw Adorable" by Carlianne Tipsey. I primarily requested this title to share with two of my children who are aspiring artists. The NetGalley Shelf app made it super easy to download on our family iPad and let them go to town on drawing. This is a super cute book with lots of instruction and a good layout for the kids to start small and get into more complicated drawings as they progress through. I am admittedly a terrible artist, but my kids love this book and can't wait to work their way through all the different "adorable" ideas!

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Lovely book! I found it to be VERY charming and very informative.

I loved how it started up introducing concepts about an "adorable" art style and why it's important, and the way it combines very deep explanations of drawing concepts with design ideas and different scenarios. The formatting of the book was great and the way the content flowed in terms of the difficulty of topics and exercises, this is a great book for every age honestly!

I was really surprised with the way it tied in some more complex design concepts in a very easy way to understand, the drawing exercises presented were lovely. The presentation of the book is super cute and all the art presented is very adorable and well done.

Thank you to Girl Friday Productions for this wonderful ECopy!!

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If you’re looking for some drawing tips, especially on drawing cute things, then this is the book for you! Inside, there’s a whole bunch of tips from drawing facial expressions to changing the shapes. There’s even tips on how to make your drawings look younger or older all based on where you draw the face. The opening of the book talks about what it is to draw cute, which is really a matter of perspective. I love that it encourages readers to find their own version of cute because it’s different for everyone. Do you think it’s cute? Then it’s cute!

There’s so many great drawing tips that I think this is a great book for most people, including those new to drawing. Not only is it a great guide, but also a wonderful workbook whether or not you’re new to drawing. There’s all kinds of info ranging from face shapes to the nice and large range of facial expressions one can draw. I think this will make a great gift to any growing artist because it’s also very encouraging to those using the workbook. We’re our own worst critic, and this workbook is very sweet and encouraging from beginning to end. No one has room to beat themselves up here!

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Very cute and easy to follow!!! I am not a great artist but this one was like a perfect way for beginners to start their drawings

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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

How to Draw Adorable is a guide book with step by step instructions on how to make your illustrations and drawings adorable. This was such a fun book with lots of helpful and useful advice and information as well as lots of practice pages all the way through each section. So many of the illustrations are so cute and I wish I had the physical copy so I could try my hand at them as it's not so easy to do with an e-ARC . This book would be super useful and fun for anyone looking to cutify their drawings and artwork.

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Loved this book! So dang cute :) I found the instructions super clear and easy to follow. I had a lot of fun following the guides and just enjoying Carlianne's drawings.

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Cute, easy to follow, I had fun pulling the ebook on my phone then screen sharing to my TV so my kids could draw with me.

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Drawing guides are really popular with the kids in our library, and this is an extra cute one. Nice to see a change from the typical "how to draw monsters" or "how to draw dinosaurs".

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This book is so cute and easy to follow! I showed the drawings to some of my students and they were so excited by them. I can't wait until this is out for release! I'm going to recommend it to every teacher I know as early finisher art tasks!

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The title and cover of this book caught my attention, I mean we've all seen a cute drawing on Instagram or a book and thought it was easy to do it until we tried it, only to realize it's not. Well, this book helped me understand many basic things about this type of art, which, although it can be considered something simple, is actually more complex than it seems.

I liked the detail with which the author explained each topic and the simplicity of the vocabulary, so anyone who reads it will understand the book without any problem. I think it's very helpful that there are small tasks after explaining something, as a form of practice.

In turn, the reference drawings in each small lesson perfectly support each topic and are very intuitive. In my opinion, it's a good introduction to this type of art and I find it friendly for anyone who wants to start drawing, I definitely recommend it.

My thanks to the author Carlianne Tipsey, Girl Friday Productions, and NetGalley for the opportunity to get this ARC for an unbiased review.

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Loved the book! Very informative and the color palette works so well with the content. I specifically loved how everything was broken down so that you can find what works best for your "cute" style in drawing. Also enjoyed still getting the basics on anatomy if drawings! The chapter titles were creative and sparked all of the joy! Much thanks for my new go to book for drawing!

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I had such an enjoyable time going through this and honing my craft, so to speak. I have a love-hate relationship with drawing where I'm drawn to it, but not skilled at it. I'm very intrigued by these more 'cute' art styles, and this really helped break down shapes and techniques into easy-to-follow steps.

I followed along and attempted most of the exercises and was pleased that I was making a lot of progress!

I highly recommend this for anyone looking to improve their drawing technique.

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This is a great art intro book for both adults and kids. I like how rather than the "one" way to draw cute, they give the generals and options for the user to create their unique cute style.

Would recommend this in physical book format vs electronic since there are some parts that instruct tracing over.

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Thank you so much for the early copy!

This is a wonderful reference/tutorial book. There are a lot of great techniques and the instructions and images are incredibly easy to follow. I've never been good at drawing, even with practice, but I was able to make a couple pretty cute things with the provided information. I think a lot of people will get really good use from this one.

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Could there be anything more adorable? Well, I don't think so, it was too sweet to read this book!

Every lesson that the book gave me, how to draw in a cute way, gave my heart a joy, what beautiful things are in this book!

It is also a super complete guide, if you want to learn to draw in this way, it gives you the guides, the colors, the shapes, so that your creations inspire tenderness and joy.

highly recommended.

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Adorable beginners art book especially for facial expressions! This had a bunch of practice pages so may not be great for a library book, but would highly recommend for a class room to use and make copies of the practice sheets for the students. I would have loved to own this book when I was first drawing in high school. The explinations are great for spacing and placement of features.

Thank you NetGalley!

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Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the advance reader's copy of this wonderful art book.

I can't wait until this is available for purchase. Fun! Great tutorial..
So excited to have it in print!

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How to Draw Adorable lives up to its name and is definitey adorable. Carlianne Tispey gives us lots of tips to draw cute. Starting from the meaning of cute and basic shapes, to a little more complex like expressions or animals, I feel like everything got covered. There is also a lot of space to practice, with the beginning of shapes to help us. This is definitely a good reference book, while being CUTE all the while.

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In this creative workbook you learn to how to make anything and everything cute and adorable. HOW TO DRAW ADORABLE by Carlianne Tipsey is full of fun lessons on how to draw irresistible faces and animals and how to create charismatic characters. This book includes visual tips, step by step examples, and design theories that’s good for beginners through advanced artists alike. It also includes several guided worksheets to help you make the most adorable characters.

I tried several of the characters in this book and used the tips and hints to make them adorable and it’s amazing what a difference a little tweak will do. I’ll definitely refer back to this book often to make more adorable characters.

Thanks NetGalley and Girl Friday Productions for the gift of this book in exchange for my honest review. 5 stars!

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The absolute CUTEST! I learned lots and with more practice, I think everyone can master it. I'm really glad I stumbled on this arc and was approved for it because learning to draw these cute characters bring so much joy!

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This book is so adorable! I’m definitely getting a copy for me and one for my library.
It’s so helpful not only to start drawing but also to make it cute! For those discovering their cute style, this is for you!

Special thanks to NetGalley and Girl Friday Productions for this ARC.

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Thank you Girl Friday Productions and Netgalley for the ARC. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book.

I'm giving this five stars. I had such a good time reading this and completing some of the drawings. I wish I could load upload them to show. The instructions are simple. I can easily see this as a family activity or even with a teacher with students in a classroom if they have extra time. I've been showing an interest in illustrating lately and this made it a blast to jump into. Thank you! Happy drawing! #netgalley #howtodrawadorable

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This was such a fun and cute drawing book! Really helps to make your drawings more adorable and cute! This book had a lot of examples which I really liked. I just wish it had more step by step on how to draw a lot of these, instead of just showing the finished product. Overall, I really loved this and definitely recommend!

**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me this for my honest review!

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I love this book!!! Realistic and informative tutorials about how to work with lines and thickness. It made daunting tasks seem simple and straight forward. Starts from the beginning rather than assuming people can draw in the beginning. This title also gives a thorough examination of what people on the whole believe is adorable even down to colors and feelings rather than just "try drawing round shapes". I actually feel like I could try drawing with this book there to guide me.

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I LOVE THIS BOOK. I like doing art, but I tend to do more painting than I do simply drawing. I want to get better at drawing and trying to find my own style, and I’ve been having a lot of fun with this book! The exercises at first with shapes and lines didn’t seem useful at first, but when I did faces and such later on, it actually helped me a lot. The Lay-out of this book is also ver aesthetically pleasing, and while there are lots of useful tips, there not too many words that make it seem daunting. Overall, highly recommend!

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Thank you Netgally and Girl Friday Productions for the E-Arc of “How To Draw Adorable” by Carlianne Tipsey in exchange for an honest review.

This book was the reason why I decided to redo my children’s book “I Loved You Before I Met You” with my own, original illustrations.
I always doodled when I was a kid but that didn’t carry into adulthood. This book helped me unlock my inner child and create art again.
My only note is really a recommendation- if you have the means- get a hard copy of this book rather than an electronic version.
This book is full of pages where it walks you through how to draw the specific things each chapter teaches you. Now I was able to do this on a separate piece of paper while having my kindle open on my phone, but having a physical copy of the book would have been more convenient and I’m sure would have helped me process the techniques quicker.
This is by far the greatest “teach you how to draw” books I’ve ever read. It was clear about the information it teaches you and walks you through everything you need to know line by line.
5/5 stars

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This was in one word - adorable. I learned so much about shapes and sizes of ears (heh), that I never would have thought about, but which is 100% correct. I loved, that there were some worksheets in between where I could practice some. It really felt as if I was learning something and it was an absolute joy.

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