If your phone and other hand held devices are running on iOS, you're probably familiar with an app called Procreate. For those who don't know what this app is for, Procreate is used for graphic editing exclusive for iOS that is mainly focused on the creation of digital paintings. With Procreate, you can have the feel of doing traditional freehand drawings while utilizing advanced tools within the app. One of the best features is the 4K resolution for your canvas, 200+ brush strokes with different textures, an auto save feature so you wouldn't have to worry about losing your work, 64-bit color, and an ability for you to animate your masterpiece. There are also features that would be very helpful for those who want to start doing digital artworks like the drawing assist tool, which instantly snaps outline shapes or strokes. There's also the symmetry feature which helps even out any symmetrical drawing without any worries of uneven results.
Procreate interface. Photo: Common Sense Media
So let's say that you already have your app up and running on your iPad Pro and you're having that itch of creating kawaii drawings but you don't have an idea on what to do or what kind of art you can create, don't worry, we're here to help with your dilemma. What we have here are 6 kawaii Procreate drawings for beginners from levels easy to intermediate but are still very doable and easy to follow even if you don't have any art background.
1. Drawing an avocado
Avocados will always make it on the kawaii list, there's something so appealing about this fruit that it makes an appearance on some kawaii merchandise like this kawaii avocado plushies and this kawaii avocado slippers.
So this tutorial will show you how to draw a basic avocado starting from the layers, to coloring, to shading and highlighting. It may look complicated but if you follow this step by step guide, you'll see that it's actually quite easy and you'll surely achieve the same output. If you don't get it at first try, just keep practicing and you'll get better in no time. The app features used here that you will learn will come in handy for the next artworks you will create on your own. You can watch the simple tutorial video below.
Must see: Kawaii avocado product collection
2. This simple kawaii cat
This tutorial is pretty straightforward and easy to follow. Creating a cat is probably one of the widely used and common types of kawaii art for beginners. And just like avocadoes, kawaii cats are also always present on many cute related merchandises, like this super cute and squishy cat lamp or this cute laying cat plush.
This tutorial will show you how to create a simple kawaii cat outline with the correct type of brush then how to color it, step by step, with some real life cats to entertain you as you go along!
Must see: Kawaii cat product collection
3. Try this deliciously cute frosted donut
Ah donuts, don't we all just want to get our hands on these delicious treats and just devour all that frosted goodness? Looks like you can recreate this dessert on your digital canvas and make it as good as the real thing. Not an artist? not a problem! This video tutorial will surely help you achieve one of the sweetest artworks you'll create, with sprinkles!
Must see: Harajuku kawaii Donut sweater
4. A creative kawaii drink
Drawing glasses or jars would be some of the most basic ones you can do for art (who didn't draw a glass of water even as a kid?), then later you will be adding elements to it like make the glass be full of water or maybe with some lemonade, then add a straw or a slice of lemon on the side. This tutorial does exactly just that but with a kawaii twist. Try to recreate this super cute art shown in the video, it may look complicated as well but it really isn't, so make sure to check it out!
5. How to draw anime style eyes for beginners
You may have been practicing how to draw anime style recently and you are having a lot of difficulty in creating the eye part, this one could be quite challenging specially for beginners, but don't fret! There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to do basic anime eyes then try to unleash your creativity by doing different facial expressions from there. This tutorial is specifically for Procreate users and it's so easy because it is made using the app feature called "symmetry", where you can do one part and the other side of the canvas mimics it exactly the same way. This is a very good way to practice!
Check out the video tutorial below.
Must see: Kawaii anime bunny girl hoodie
6. Kawaii Sailor moon chibi drawing
Sailor Moon is definitely a household name in terms of anime and kawaii merchandise, even if the series started and was popularized in the 90s, it's still recognized to this day as the epitome of pure pink, girly kawaii-ness. The series and its characters are so big that it had multiple collaborations with different products over the years, like clothes, socks, mobile phones, makeup, and even underwear. Drawing Sailor Moon characters, specially for beginners or with someone with no art background, can be a drag and disheartening, but don't feel that way and worry too much because you can draw these characters in a more simple and cute way, chibi! This tutorial will surely tell you everything you need to know about the basics of the app, as well as the use of the symmetry feature so it'll be easier for you. From the sketching, to the outlining until the coloring (complete with shadows and highlights which are simple to follow). Go ahead and check out the video and start trying it for yourself.
Must see: Kawaii Sailor Moon merchandise
Anyone can be an artist by using Procreate. If ever you don't have any art background but you still want to try and do simple artworks, don't hesitate and just go for it! It may be your long lost hidden talent that you didn't even know existed. With a lot of practice, you'll surely get better in time. Procreate also has a lot of feature that will make your life easier.
Which one of these artworks is your favorite and why? Did you try to do any of these? How did it go? Share us your experience in the comments below!