The art of cuteness is how you might describe this Japanese fashion phenomenon known around the world today as “kawaii”. And while in Japan we can attest to the omnipresence of this current, from the objects we surround ourselves with to the style of dress, the West on the other hand, has embarked on another path of discovery of this fascinating culture. Kawaii drawing has turned into a favorite art of drawing beginners because of its ease and originality. So, it’s no wonder that many people today try to reproduce these very charming chubby characters. So now, how do you make an animal, food or kawaii girl drawing? To help you and accompany you in your first kawaii sketches, here are some great tips to know before you start, followed by several drawing ideas that are easy to reproduce..
Kawaii style nutella jar because any object can be represented in kawaii mode
An easy and cute drawing to eat
And since this is an art of cuteness, the characters will be naturally cute to chew on. The childishness of the drawings goes hand in hand with an innocence and a kind of naivety that emanates from all these adorable creatures that the kawaii universe is populated. Yes, the link with Manga is very strong and evident in the way the characters are presented! And yet, any object or creature, no matter what nature, could become kawaii. Animals of course in the first place, because these have always been synonymous with something cute. But other than that, food, wonderful beings like the unicorn, or even simple everyday objects. Without forgetting the emblematic characters of Japanese culture and comics such as Hello Kitty, Totoro, Pikachu and others.
Pikachu – a popular and very cute character to reproduce in a drawing
Easy to reproduce and simplified design
Yes, the characters are undoubtedly adorable, but on the drawing side, what we appreciate more is the simplicity in the realization of the sketches. In most cases, it suffices to start with a very simple shape such as a circle or a square and gradually add small details, resulting in a Japanese comic-style design. That is, a design that is not only easy to reproduce but also simplistic, without overly intricate details and without concern for realism. So we don’t try to make a drawing too elaborate – sometimes a curved line for the mouth, eyes in small black dots and symmetrical pink spots to mark the cheeks are quite sufficient to start. Know, however, that everything will depend on the emotion you would like to instill in your characters. Depending on this, the combination of shapes and details will change and therefore the expression of the face as well. And here we must admit that like emoticons, there are really very varied facial expressions..
Simple but expressive faces to make a successful kawaii drawing
Simple kawaii drawing to make from a simple circle and line
Easy-to-do drawing with rounded shapes
And just as baby faces are rounded, kawaii designs also follow this trend of roundness in the designs. Exit then too angular shapes, as well as straight lines. Curvatures are actually an important part of creating that air of softness and friendliness so characteristic of kawaii characters. The kawaii creature, it must make you want to pamper!
Rounded contours to make it softer and more cute – a must-have for any kawaii drawing
How to draw a kawaii girl – bet on atypical proportions
Forget everything you have learned about the proportions of the human body in drawing. The kawaii universe is ruled by excess. You’ve probably noticed the same trend in Manga comics featuring characters with giant heads and even quite huge eyes. Yes, the lack of too much detail on the face naturally resulted in an enlargement of the head and eyes in order to reintroduce that expressiveness that is inherent in any figure. The crops, as large as the head, also leaves no room for too much detail, which is another contribution to the simplistic character of the kawaii drawing..
Cute kawaii girl with huge head and eyes
How to draw kawaii – use cheerful colors to draw kawaii animals and food
You might just ditch your kawaii drawing during the sketching stage, but know that a little color could change everything. Because, apart from the proportions, the colors also play a key role in adding extra cuteness to these adorable creatures. And of course, this will be a color scheme with a jovial and very lively character, including pastels, bright and vibrant colors and of course rainbow colors..
Rainbow colors to create a cheerful design
More facial expressions to add character and charge your drawings with emotions
A cute and easy teddy bear to draw in stages
Very nice little creatures from the kawaii universe that are too easy to reproduce in drawings
Super simple drawing tutorial to make a donut or a potted cactus
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Very simple tutorial to draw the famous character of “My neighbor Totoro”
Hello Kitty easy drawing for beginners
Kawaii drawing of animals – cute chewable elephant
Some simple and easy to draw pencil drawings
Easy to reproduce kid’s drawing – cute puppy with cute big eyes
Black and white drawing of an adorable teddy bear
Kawaii food is so sweet …
And this is how to draw a kawaii bunny
Caticorn or kawaii unicorn cat drawing
Easy to draw kawaii drawing featuring another character as appetizing as it is cute
Kawaii girl – how to draw her ?
The kawaii unicorn – one of the most represented characters in kawaii drawings
Kawaii ice cream or cute donut to draw with colored pencils