Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Drawing Kawaii in 5 Simple Steps!

Ever since I subscribed to The Pheonix weekly comic I've been a big fan of the Squid Bits segment and its author/illustrator Jess Bradley. First off, Squid Bits is hilariously funny. But also, like many of the artists I enjoy and admire, Jess's style seems simple but belies a skill with lines that few can match.

So, of course, I figured I'd try.

One of Jess's many books is Draw Kawaii in 5 Simple Steps from Sterling Children's Books. I bought a copy and decided to try my hand at recreating the kawaii characters in the book with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, since my hand drawing is atrocious.

Below are a number of the "very serious STEM comics" I made following the examples and steps in the book. I've been posting them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and tagging them as #STEM-ish because of their dubious science content. Eventually I'll get back to doing my own doodles, but this is a fun way to connect with an illustrator whose work I admire.






Ghosts (No STEM content at all!)

Cacti & Succulents

Llama Boy

Happy 'Shroom

I like big hearts!

The price of love