Let's be adorable. 😊 with kawaii art ! In this article, we present you 10 tips to create really cute artworks, color pallets 🎨 to shapes, through different styles of design and much more. Find out what it takes to make your artworks completely "kawaii".


It's the best place to start: just. The simplicity of kawaii design is the key to giving your artwork this pretty sensation. If you add details to a character or icon, you may turn something cute into something creepy. 👻. Too many details or something approaching too much realism can be perceived as troubling.

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Let's look at the illustration above. She's incredibly simple and cute 🙂. The small faces on the peas are tiny dots. Notes how devoid of additional features is this drawing. 👃, ears 👂 and eyes 👀 detailed are not necessary for a simple and cute design. The little redness spots, however, do not in any way hinder design and are more than welcome.

Besides, you'll notice how flat the design is. The colors are flat, the lines are simple, and the features are tiny. It's simple, it's all it takes and not one more drop.

And how would a nice drawing be formed? You will find above an example dedicated to illustration of simple forms or objects. Notes how everything can be done in six simple steps and with minimal detail.

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And how would a nice drawing be formed? You will find above an example dedicated to illustration of simple forms or objects. Notes how everything can be done in six simple steps and with minimal detail.


If all colors 🎨 are a valid form of artistic expression, some color pallets are simply cuter than others. This is largely due to the fact that the kawaii drawings have an air of innocence and have much in common with design and cartoons for children.

It does not mean at all that kawaii art is reserved for children or that it is intended for children all short; it means they have similar design colors and sensitivities, and we will make some remarks about the common color pallets that work well.

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Rainbows 🌈, shiny and pastels are particularly common in kawaii art. The bright colours often meet varied needs: cute fruit and candy, various objects, delicious little scenes featuring kawaii characters, etc. As drawing itself is often very simple, bright colors attract attention, and using a rainbow in a drawing makes cute drawings much more adorable.

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Pastels are sweet and sweet, like many drawings of kawaii characters. Think about small rabbits 🐰, marshmallows or an assortment of candy. Again, you have the option of choosing a pastel color rainbow for your color scheme, or you can even include real rainbows in a drawing so that it remains very cute.

Pallets of limited colors can be quite suitable as well. Consider pallets of two, three or four colors when you want to limit things. It is often about screenwriting pretty characters or illustrations on products, but it can also be a fun design challenge. Below you will find some pallets of cute and limited colors.

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Relying on the idea that simplicity is better when it comes to cute drawings, flat colors are more than welcome in kawaii-style design. It is not necessary to give oneself much harm to make a cute work of art when one can simply opt for a thick outline and flat colors, or even cell shadows to add a little depth to a drawing.

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If greater color variation is needed, whether it is a traditional or digital work, considers the soft degraded, as the glow of this lovely sun, as a good guide to keeping the cute work while adding some additional details. The soft degraded will not crush a drawing and keep things light and friendly without adding a source of light too strong or making a drawing too realistic.

There are, and may be, exceptions to these "rules", of course, but starting with these ideas allows you to explore tiny variations with your kawaii drawing without it becoming "too realistic".


Another thing you'll notice more when you look at the kawaii-style design is how bad it is without bright borders. Again, it is a common point with design for children or young people: the cut is often rounded. He gives the drawings the appearance of being soft, see hug.

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Rounded corners are pleasant, which avoids design work seeming scary when a face on a cartoon plant has giant, shiny eyes. Suddenly, said epi plant, whose tips are slightly rounded, looks more like a squeaky, easy to chew toy of dog than something that can hurt the viewer.

Think about turning the scary objects into cute objects as one turns a room into a baby room 👶 : protects these vivid edges with a radius of space. In this case, it is about rounding the corners slightly or much, depending on the type of drawing and the flexibility you wish to give them.

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It's probably the most common style of kawaii art: faces, faces everywhere! Tea cups with snowflakes ❄️, everything has a face. Personalized objects have the ability to be adorable and fun, appearing in drawings for a variety of categories.

Whether you create stickers or icons, textile prints or packaging, toys or games, small faces on small objects are a safe way to instantly transform something normal into a kawaii-style design! If you have any doubt, add a face! It's as simple as that.

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Now that you have faces everywhere, you may want to do more than draw a bunch of smiles on any lovely object or character you created. This is where we become emotional with design and create a multitude of feelings to represent on small funky characters, for example.

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See the picture above. Happy, crazy, sad 😢 and others are all represented with simple forms and a limited range of details. The lateral "V"s allow for closing your eyes or winking. Is the thorny character crazy or furious? Show it with an unhappy face or a simple color change. Is the thorny character asleep or relaxed? Show it with eyes closed or half closed.

Do faces in a mirror, and see the few lines or shapes you need to convey that message. Then, make the faces you affectionately added to all the things you drew.


As I mentioned in the various points above, food is a common subject for a kawaii drawing. Maybe it's because we, as species, need it to survive. Maybe it's because it's a common object that we find a little everywhere. Maybe it's because secretly, food is your friend.

Whatever the real reason, the food is ripe and ready for kawaii design. Fruits 🍊, sugar mills 🍬, vegetables 🥦 and salted products are all ready to be drawn, with bright or clear colors, to be highlighted and added to your drawings.

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We talked a lot about objects, but what about people or humanoid characters? Normal human proportions may be cute, but they are not really "kawaii". We must go further than the usual distortions of the cartoon and dive into the world of cuteness. Giant heads, often giant eyes, and tiny bodies.

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There is not much room for details in a tiny body, but there are. Look at the small characters below, whose clothes have enough room for small details like dress scarves, little collars, and prints of clothes themselves.

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Think about the details that can be used in the design of the clothes of the little dolls: to really show the folds, the seams or the rendering that would be in the design of realistic clothes would be an impossible task. Instead, the focus is on the head, the hair and the face.

The law of gravity has no place in kawaii design, which regularly defies it with heads so large that they break the neck of a living being. In kawaii design, however, the heads of the adorable giant characters float easily over their tiny bodies and remain adorable.


As if we omit the most cute of the cute: the animals! Chats🐱 , rabbits 🐰, panda 🐼, Dogs 🐶, baby birds 🐤, see even the unicorn 🦄 And much more. We love and love animals (especially our panda), so drawing small in a simple and rounded form is undeniably cute.

The big heads and the little bodies are another board for animals. Think of one of the most famous kawaii animals in history, Hello Kitty, and how its proportions are completely crazy compared to a real cat. For a character in the kawaii style, however, they are perfect.

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Let's look at the animals jumping above. Note as they are cute, round and simple. Flat colours, rounded limbs, simplified shapes and small faces are all things that make animals cute and jump into our hearts.


We talked about food, animals, everyday objects, people and time, but what about something like teeth? Can teeth be kawaii?

Of course they can! You will find below an excellent example of how something that is not usually adorable can be transformed into a soft that causes cavities. Look at the pirate tooth and try to tell me you didn't want to have a lovely pirate tooth hanging in a frame on your wall. It's impossible; don't give you the trouble to try.

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Almost everything can be cute and fit with the kawaii style, as long as it respects the previous advice: simplicity, cute faces, rounded corners, etc. Cars, venters, tweezers, a tax document ... everything can be cute and made to look like your best friend, adorable and hug. Imagine the possibilities of taking frightening objects or ideas and turning them into cute and friendly concepts with the concepts of kawaii style.


Now that we have reviewed ten tips and tips for designing a kawaii drawing, we're going to break them up into an easy checklist:

  1. Simplicity is key : uses as little detail as possible to get your project through.
  2. Color Palettes to keep things cute : Les arcs-en-ciel, les brilliant et les pastels sont tous perfect pour le style kawaii.
  3. Soft and flat colors : Flat colors are simple, and soft gradients do not create heavy light sources to submerge the drawing.
  4. Rounded shapes and corners : The rounded corners are soft and pleasant to cable.
  5. Put a face on it! The faces are synonymous with a nice and cute design.
  6. Emotionally Sit : Be expressive with your beautiful faces on your beautiful objects
  7. Glorious food! A perfect and quite common subject for kawaii art.
  8. Large heads, small bodies : Focus on the heads and faces for the design of kawaii characters.
  9. Animals are automatically adorable : especially baby animals.
  10. Almost everything can be kawaii : look around your office or house; everything can be turned into a mignonnerie!

If you want to know more about The meaning of the word kawaii and its origin You can consult our article on the pandas blog! On Panda's Universe We have also selected for you Best platoons, Telephone coc accessories And Kawaii decorations !

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