Mini Kawaii Kitties

Learn How to Draw 75 Cats in All Their Glory

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Pub Date Oct 17 2023 | Archive Date Oct 10 2023

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Learn to draw all kinds of cute cats doing all sorts of silly things through 75 step-by-step tutorials.

In this mini edition of Kawaii Kitties, popular Instagram artist Bichi Mao (@bichi.mao) perfectly captures cats’ different attitudes, while playing, sleeping, eating, stretching, exploring, being loving, wearing cute costumes, and much more!

Along with the tutorials, Bichi Mao shares:
  • An introduction to the kawaii art aesthetic
  • Suggestions for drawing tools
  • Tips and tricks for drawing and coloring your cats
  • A facial expression directory
  • Coloring pages swarming with kitties for you to decorate

So, get ready to purrfect your drawing skills, as well as be inspired to create your own kitty characters or illustrate the daily activities of your favorite pet.

Learn how to draw even more cute things with these other fun books in the Kawaii Doodle seriesKawaii Doodle Class, Kawaii Doodle Cuties, Mini Kawaii Doodle Class, Mini Kawaii Doodle Cuties, and Kawaii Doodle World.
Learn to draw all kinds of cute cats doing all sorts of silly things through 75 step-by-step tutorials.

In this mini edition of Kawaii Kitties, popular Instagram artist Bichi Mao (@bichi.mao)...

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Excellent book to cat lovers of any age, recommended for children or beginners in drawing. Various breeds, facial expressions, activities, dressed up and fantasy, there is so much. The drawing tutorials are very detailed, made really very easy for anybody. Cute illustrations and much humor.

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I just loved it! Thank you NetGalley for this copy. I always wondered if a book could suffice to learn how to draw these cuties and yes I could! My 9 year old daughter could! We will go buy the printed version so we can draw again and again.. there are also lots of tips too, they really helped

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This is such a cute book. I love how the author gives different names for different kitties, such as The Dozer, The Student, etc.

I love how all the kitties look so chubby as well.

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"Unlocking the Charm of Kawaii Kitties: A Drawing Adventure"

Being an aspiring artist who's not naturally gifted at drawing, I've recently ventured into the world of Kawaii-style art. When I stumbled upon this adorable kitty drawing book, I knew I had to give it a try.

This delightful book offers step-by-step instructions for creating countless charming cat characters engaged in various endearing activities. What sets it apart is the sheer variety of Kawaii Kitties in action, providing ample options to ignite your creativity.

One of the most challenging aspects of learning to draw from instructional books is applying those newfound skills practically. This book excels in bridging that gap. While I still grappled with nailing the perfect facial expressions, the book's clear guidelines for facial structure and placement were a tremendous help. Plus, there's a plethora of facial examples to guide you on this artistic journey.

Throughout the book, colorful illustrations serve as beacons of inspiration, offering insights into how to bring your creations to life with vibrant hues. These visuals were an invaluable aid in my drawing and coloring process.

Overall, I found this book to be an absolute delight, and I don't believe I've missed out on anything vital. I must admit, the section featuring cats playing dress-up was a personal favorite – utterly adorable!

I'd wholeheartedly recommend and even gift this book to myself (hehhe), as well as anyone eager to delve into the enchanting realm of Kawaii drawing. It's a treasure trove of artistic inspiration that will surely leave you with a gallery of charming Kawaii Kitties to call your own. Happy drawing!

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This is super cute! The kids really liked learning to draw these cute kitties! Highly recommend!
This makes drawing kitties much easier for the kids to start out with the kawaii cartoon versions!

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Thanks to Netgalley and Quarto publishing group for access to this Arc in exchange for my honest review.

If you want to learn how to draw these cute little kitties, this book is for you ! There are step by step to how to achieve the drawing. I love how cute they all are.

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My 9 year old daughter and niece spent a whole afternoon giggling away at their attempts to draw the adorable kawaii kitties! They said the steps were easy to follow and they had lots of fun choosing their favourite kitties!

Thank you Netgalley for this ARC.

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By far the cutest step by step drawing book I’ve ever read. Beginning with the basic cat form body size, colors, and common poses this book then moves into cats dressed up, cat based food, cuddling cats and many more humorous and adorable designs. Perfect for beginners and lovers of cats.

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This is adorable! Very easy to follow along with! The drawings are sweet, cute and following the drawings is relaxing and engaging for both adults and children. My two youngest kids (ages 4 and 8) were able to try these along with me without frustration!

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Loved this book! I am the worst when it comes to being able to draw anything. This book made it so easy to follow along. While my cats may not have looked the best in the beginning they are super cute now! I would highly recommend this one especially for beginners.

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This is an adorable book. And very easy to follow along. I enjoyed the tutorials and loved the aesthetic. I feel like this is a great book for anyone, even children can create these super cute drawings easily. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this in exchange for my honest opinion.

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This is the cutest book I have ever seen. I enjoyed learning alone and doing these doodles on my iPad. I don’t really know how to draw and this was a great place to start as a beginner. It was so easy and very in depth. I love it so much. And the cats are so adorable

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Mini Kawaii Kitties is an adorable tutorial drawing guide for all ages by Olive Yong. Originally released in 2021 from Quarto on their Rock Point imprint, this second edition is due out in Oct 2023. It's 144 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

There is a sweetly whimsical innocence about these kitties which just bring the smiles. There are 75 step by step tutorials with kitties doing adorable kitty things as well as fantasy kitties (mermaid kitty, cheering kitty, kitties in costumes - so many kitties). The tutorials are arranged thematically: general introduction with basic tutorials, playtime, daily activities, being curious, playing dress up, sharing love, discovering breeds, bon appetit, and some coloring pages.

The tutorials are very simply written with small achievable steps for a surprisingly detailed finish. I am a beginner with drawing and I was able to achieve credible results with these tutorials. They're a lot of fun to do. I would heartily recommend this one for gift giving (perhaps bundled with a sketch pad and some pens/markers?), library, classroom or makers' group. I would also recommend this book to babysitters, grandparents, parents, and basically anyone who spends a fair bit of time with small kids in order to up their 'draw with me' game.

Five stars. A truly happy book.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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I love anything to do with cats and cute simplistic art so I had to check this out. I was really impressed with the layout, color palette and the different styles/themes to try. The steps were really helpful and not difficult to achieve. I can see this as a fun way to pass the time or to de-stress . I will definitely be practicing these adorable kitten sketches.
Thank you NetGalley for the arc.

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great drawing tutorials!!!!! 👏🏼
this is one of my most favourite comics on instagram 🫶🏼 always tears me up!!!!!

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These kitties are adorable!! This is a fun drawing guide that is going to appeal to people of all ages. I know so many elementary school kids at our library would would love to practice drawing these mini kawaii kitties! I really enjoyed the section about discovering different breeds. It was very interesting to see each breed drawn in the kawaii style. The Halloween cat section was my favorite, on every page I would think to myself "this is the best cat" and then I would see the next sassy cat costume and think "ok THIS is the best cat!"

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I put this in my cart as soon as I saw it. The illustrations are adorable and the instructions are easy to follow. While this is technically labeled as a book for adults, this is definitely a high-interest subject for children. 10/10, no notes: this book is great!

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A fun drawing guide book that will have the read learn to draw 75 different kawaii kitties.

Starting with how to draw different parts of the kitties, this guide has illustrated step by step instructions on how to draw each kitty, with some ready to color pages at the end.

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What an adorable little book. I found the instructions in this 'how to' to be much easier to follow compared to others in this genre - the breakdown of steps was great & very beginner friendly. I am a big cat lover, so this book was perfect for me & I absolutely adored it. I now have a sketchbook page full of adorable little fuzzies & I am OBSESSED. I will 100% be coming back to this one in the future, it's great. I also loved how the cuteness theme ran throughout the book, lots of colour & adorable illustrations. So much fun!

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"Mini Kawaii Kitties" is an absolute delight for anyone who adores cute and charming drawings. This book is brimming with adorable kitty illustrations that are as irresistible as they are easy to follow. It puts emphasis on practice at the beginning of the book, ensuring that you're well-prepared to create your very own lovable kitty characters. If you're looking to purrfect your drawing skills and infuse your artwork with cuteness, this book is the ideal companion. Get ready to be inspired and charmed by "Mini Kawaii Kitties."

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I love kitties, and I'm instantly drawn to anything cute. If there's another thing to know about me, I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to learn how to draw and create art. So naturally, this book is everything I love (and need). The kitties and art style are absolutely delightful, and Olive Yong does a beautiful job at teaching!

I want to emphasize how much of a beginner I am. However, the instructions were so clear I could quickly follow along. I especially loved that there was a wide variety of kitties to draw, doing different things that kitties do in all the positions with all the facial expressions. Mini Kawaii Kitties is a guide I will definitely come back to and sit down with and use as a resource as I try to learn how to draw. I'm super excited to have this in my roster of books to teach me how to draw in an art style I adore.

Thank you to NetGalley for the e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

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This is so adorable and it was really easy to follow the directions! I am, admittedly, a horrible artist and was able to follow! I’m going to buy this for my niece for Christmas! I love it!

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This has every kind of kitty you could ever want to draw, and more! 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. This is a lovely book to help you bring all sorts of cute cats to life in your sketchbook. My favourite section is “Bon Appetit” - cute and delicious!
Would definitely recommend.
Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review.

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The perfect cat drawing book you will need!

This is for any animal or cat lover that enjoys drawing. I really enjoyed the different facial expressions and colors to use to begin.

I love that you different options and poses to choose from.

The Catosaurus was my favorite!

Thank you to NetGalley and Rock Point for an eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Mini Kawaii Kitties by Olive Young is a fantastic book to learn to draw with. I love the kitties when my granddaughter is learning to draw and color pictures she wants me to draw too. The illustrations make it easy.

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My eight year old daughter loves this book. She enjoys drawing and was able to easily follow the instructions to do her own kawaii drawings. The book is presented beautifully and has become a favourite.

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Super cute and easy to follow instructions. This book is adorable and provides the reader with step by step instructions on how to draw adorable cats in different poses. Thank you NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I am bad at drawing but even I can create cute kitties following these instructions. Obviously this book is kawaii, in other words über cute and you won't get any realistic looking drawings here. If this is your style though this book is amazing for kids and adults alike.

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This book is ADORABLE! I drew several of the kitties all over my planner and will likely use this book again to doodle more. It was easy to use for the non-artistic (aka me)!

*Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Rock Point for an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Brilliant guide to drawing Kawaii Kitties that my kids absolutely loved. The step by step guides are so easy to follow and each figure has a cute name and character! Loved it!

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This was SO FUN! I cant wait for it to be published so I can buy a copy for my kids who love these type of drawings.

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Really cute and easy to fellow. I absolutely loves cats so I loved looking at and trying to draw these Kawaii cuties.

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What a cute book! It’s perfect to help my daughter learn how to draw cats. The instructions broke down how to complete the drawings in clear easy steps. Perfect for all levels!

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The instructions on how to draw these kitties are detailed enough that I could follow with no skill. My drawings were still awful, but I feel like with practice I could manage something close to what these show. There is an entire section on dinosaurs and I immediately wanted to force someone more artistic than me to draw them. The coloring pages in the back were an excellent touch. I really enjoyed it.

5 stars

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"Kawaii Kitties" by Bichi Mao is an absolutely adorable and fun book that deserves a five-star rating. This is a delightful collection of 75 step-by-step tutorials that taught me how to draw cute cats in various playful and endearing scenarios.

Bichi Mao, a popular Instagram artist known for her kawaii art aesthetic, perfectly captures the different attitudes and activities of cats, from playing and sleeping to eating and exploring. The tutorials are not only easy to follow but also incredibly enjoyable, making it accessible for artists of all skill levels.

What sets this book apart is its comprehensive approach to teaching. In addition to the step-by-step tutorials, Mao provides readers with valuable insights, including an introduction to the kawaii art aesthetic, suggestions for drawing tools, and tips and tricks for drawing and coloring cats. This guidance enhances the learning experience and encourages readers to develop their drawing skills.

The inclusion of a facial expression directory was particularly helpful for me as I was looking to capture the unique personalities and moods of their feline characters. Additionally, the coloring pages filled with adorable kitties offered a creative outlet to decorate and personalize my drawings.

In summary, "Kawaii Kitties" is a five-star gem that will delight cat lovers and artists alike. Bichi Mao's charming illustrations and easy-to-follow tutorials make this book a fantastic resource for anyone looking to master the art of drawing cute cats. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this book is a purrfect addition to your collection, inspiring you to create your own adorable kitty characters and capture the daily activities of your favorite pets.

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This was an adorable tutorial for everyone's favorite subject! Kitties!!
I loved the introductory pages that provided detailed instructions on basic features. I lack any real artistic talent and was able to draw a cute little kitty with these instructions!

The individual chapters were so fun with the costumes and food options being my favorite. My middle school and elementary aged kids are going to love this. There's something for each of them, including my personal favorite the "Catosaurus".

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I love, love, love these kawaii drawing books, and this one does not disappoint! Such a cute series that helps you learn how to draw kitties in action from various angles. Teaches how to draw different breeds as well. Highly recommend!

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I want to draw all the kitties in this book! I am not a natural drawer and I was never really taught or encouraged to draw as a child so this book gives my heart such joy. It is laid out so easily starting with overall general information such as drawing tools, body shapes, facial expressions and colouring the body markings. I especially appreciated the information on digital tools also being included for those who want that information.

Then the fun begins with drawing the kitties. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow. And there is a fun collection of sections that includes cat activities, cats being curious and some drawings of cats as unicorns, bees, crepes and macarons.

This is a great book for all ages who want to doodle and have some fun.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point for an arc of this book.

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Mini Kawaii Kitties is an adorable book for aspiring artists and cat lovers alike! I absolutely loved the selection of cute kitties throughout the book and the instructions make drawing them easy for even some of the most challenged artists.

I can’t wait to draw all these sweet little cats on cards, gift tags, and cute notes for friends and family!

Thank you so much to NetGalley and the Publisher for gifting a copy in exchange for my honest review!

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

5 star review!

Love kawaii kitties and this book was a really simple guide on how to draw them. Some really cute drawings.

Thank you so much for letting me review this book.

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