How to Draw Kawaii Starfish: Easy Step-by-step Drawing Tutorial
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. 🙂
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!”
Want to draw your own kawaii?
That's exactly how I felt, when I started. I was tired of copying other people's drawings... I wanted to create my own!
After I mastered the art and science of drawing professional kawaii, I created a structured step-by-step course that teaches exactly that. Click the button below to read my story and find out more.
- Start with a regular 5-pointed star.
- Round off each of the points, and make them look “puffy”.
- Add a cute face and some textures.
- 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.
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