Supplies I Use & Recommend

Here is a list of my favorite materials and resources for drawing kawaii.

I personally use every single item on this list. That’s why I can recommend it with 100% confidence.

I am also including affiliate links for some of them. It doesn’t cost you anything. ­čÖé If you decide to buy something from this list, I appreciate your support by using my links. If not, it’s totally ok!

The main thing is to keep drawing. Use any materials you enjoy and have on hand!

Digital Drawing

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  • Sakura Micron felt tip pens
  • Posca markers
  • Prismacolor colored pencils
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils
  • Sharpie markers
  • Kneaded eraser (to rub out pencil before adding color)
  • Medium watercolor paper, 300gsm
  • White Nights watercolor paints set
  • Round brushes, size 4 and 8

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Drawing Models and Aids

  • Pinypon Dolls
  • Plasticine
  • Styrofoam balls

My Favorite Kawaii Books

  • “Manga for the Beginner: Kawaii” by Chris Hart
  • “Kawaii Doodle Class” by PicCandle
  • “How to Draw Cute Stuff” and “How to Draw Cute Animals” by Angela Nguyen
  • “I Heart Kawaii” selected by Charuca
  • Japanese Ballpoint Illustration books (I have about a million, haha)

Video Gear

  • Canon 90D camera
  • Rode Wireless mic (for remote connection)
  • Audio Technical AT2020 USB mic (for wired connection)
  • Neewer LED lights with softbox
  • Manfrotto side art on a tripod (to shoot overhead video)

Programs & Other Tech

  • Adobe Creative Suite (image processing)
  • Kartra (member area hosting)
  • Searchie (video hosting)
  • eCamm Live (broadcasting)

Business Books

  • Feck Perfuction
  • 12 Week Year
  • Atomic Habits
  • Robert Kiyosaki “Cashflow Quadrant”