What is Kawaii Art?
Kawaii art and all its adorableness has emerged in popularity throughout the last few years and it’s no surprise why. More than just a style of art, Kawaii is a strong part of Japanese culture that has evolved to an aesthetic appreciated globally. The word “kawaii” is a Japanese concept that translates closest to the word “cute” in English. Whether you are looking for cute characters, vibrant colors, or something more abstract, kawaii art can be found in many forms, from paintings and drawings to digital art.
Kawaii art features big eyes, bright colors, and simple designs to create an overall cute and innocent look. This is achieved by using rounded shapes and soft lines. Kawaii characters often feature anthropomorphic animals or characters that have exaggerated facial expressions. The bright colors and happy expressions of popular characters such as Hello Kitty and Pikachu have come to be associated with the overall kawaii aesthetic.
Create your own kawaii art with our Kawaii World activity book. Kawaii World is a fun creative kit filled with all things cute. With one hundred pages of step-by-step tutorials and coloring pages, use the provided Goldfaber Color Pencils, graphite pencil, and fineliner pen to practice and master the art of kawaii.
The Kawaii World activity book comes from a series of lettering and illustration kits developed in collaboration with artist Lhey Ralston. Lhey is an artist and creative designer who has gained a large following for her unique artwork and beautiful designs. Her signature style of whimsical illustrations and vibrant colors mixed with her approachable teaching methodology makes Kawaii World a fun and unique activity book for artists of all skill levels.