How to draw kawaii starfish step-by-step tutorial by Tatyana Deniz

Stars look so simple, yet they are so hard to draw! Everyone I know (including myself) struggles with drawing stars.

So I made this tutorial as a fun way to practice stars. ๐Ÿ™‚

The story goes like this:

Mama-starfish and baby-starfish go out for a walk on the beach. Baby-starfish sees the stars in the sky, and says, “Look mummy, they are stars too!”

How to draw kawaii starfish step-by-step tutorial by Tatyana Deniz

This tutorial goes along with my other ocean theme tutorials on how to draw a cute whale and adorable jellyfish. We can even put them together and create a fun scene.

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Start with a regular 5-pointed star.
  2. Round off each of the points, and make them look “puffy”.
  3. Add a cute face and some textures.
  4. Thicken the outlines, erase sketch lines, and add decorations. You can also colour it.

I used Copic markers to colour this drawing. I like Copics, because they produce a flat streak-free tone quickly. And they are relatively easy to use (this is my second time using them).

But Copics do cost a LOT… I only have a few colours, so I will need to decide if I want to invest more $$ into them.

Here is a full list of materials I used for this tutorial. I have no affiliation with these brands. Just sharing what I used and why.

Materials I Used

  • Copic Multiliner pen (black, 0.5mm) for the outlines. It dries very quickly and (almost) doesn’t smudge.
  • Copic markers to colour
    • Yellow Y06
    • Buttercup Yellow Y21
    • Chrome Orange YR04
    • Baby Blue B21
  • Square Moleskine sketchbook. The paper in Moleskines is amazing! It can actually handle alcohol-based markers (like Copics) without bleeding through to the next page. But drawing in Moleskines makes me nervous. I keep worrying about messing up. So this is my way of practicing nerve control, haha.

Happy drawing!

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