Illustration School: Let's Draw Happy People
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Illustration School: Let's Draw Happy People (Illustration School)

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Created by one of Japan’s most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for illustrating fun and appealing characters and elements that celebrate life. The author’s special and distinct style is simple, appealing, happy, and cute and offers artists, crafters, and art enthusiasts—with and without experience—the instruction and inspiration to dra...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Quarry Books (first published September 24th 2009)
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Elizabeth
We recently started a family art/craft night to mix things up a bit. This is an attempt to combat all their school work that is done on the computer. Their handwriting! Goodness. They so rarely print much less write in cursive. Art? A thing of the past until middle or high school. So, the first night we started with this wonderful series Illustration School by Sachiko Umoto and Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists to get things started. The simple drawings were perfect and...more
Refine Lubis
oh! we love this book so much. we actually collect this book. this book comes in a series. there are 4 books all together. we purchased the books from booksactually as it is not easy to find them in the book store. we love how sachiko umoto guide us along how to sketch. her drawing are super cute and easy to follow. the other 3 books are : let's draw plants and small creatures, let's draw magical color and cute animals. if your kids enjoy drawing, these books are a good start.
Rachel Ramm
Such a cute and easy how-to-draw book! My favorite part was the illustrations of different cultures in the back. Now I know the differences among traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese dress. The fairy tale section was also fun because, being written by a Japanese woman and originally published in Japan, it includes several story characters from Japanese folk-tales, like the Inch-High Samurai and Princess Kaguya. Actually, I love the Japanese perspective overall. The book has grea...more
Emma B
LOVED IT. Really loved flicking through.
Nicky
Adorable.
Melissa
So cute, in so many ways!!! Love this! My children love this! Great book to start ideas rolling. I am not a fan of colouring in books or tracing books as they inhibit creativity, but this book is different. It just gives hints and tips to set you on your own 'doodling' journey. Sachiko's artwork is beautiful, and she manages to give simple drawn people wonderful personalities.
Pannita
To me, this style of human drawing is in between stickman and full figure drawing. It’s actually harder than it looks! I often use this book to help with my thumbnail sketch, so i get the sense of how the actual work will turn out. Check out my full reference books collection here: http://korpannita.wordpress.com/2013/...
Lotuslulu
While this book is hardly something one might read, it i full of happy moments and opportunities.Everything is so clearly laid out and easy to follow that this is making a great additional to my art library.
Willow Hoaglund
Super fun "how to draw animal" book with a twist! My more musical friend pointed out that there are little songs to guide the building of these little guys! And the designs are so smart! Addictive!!! ;)
Trish
Really fun book, and a nice reference for me. I like drawing cartoony, cute people, so this author/artist's style really suits me.
Tif
Her books are elegant, simple and absolutely lovely! I recommended all 3 of them to the girls in my art class.
Stephanie
Such cute illustrations. I'm constantly drawing from it, I can't put it down.
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1970年生まれ。多摩美術大学油画科卒業。
イラストレーターとして活動するほか、ユニット・ウサギ王のアニメーターとして映像作品も手がける。犬とハワイをこよなく愛する。

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