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Designing Kawaii Worlds: Spread Joy Through Illustration

A course by Becky Cas
Freelance Illustrator. Herisau, Switzerland.
Joined September 2021
, Freelance Illustrator

Find inspiration in your surroundings and use it to create kawaii characters in their own worlds using Procreate

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  • 100% positive reviews (7)
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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Find inspiration in your surroundings and use it to create kawaii characters in their own worlds using Procreate



  • 100% positive reviews (7)
  • 1449 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 4m)
  • 21 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Inspired by Kawaii culture from Japan, creatives of all disciplines are able to make art that spreads joy to others. Freelance illustrator Becky Cas specializes in creating cute, kawaii-style characters for stationery products and accessories, which she sells via her online shop. She has worked with brands like Snapchat and shares her work with over 140K followers on Instagram.

In this online course, Becky teaches you how to find inspiration in your surroundings to create kawaii characters in magical worlds. Expand your imagination and bring to life scenes full of cuteness and fantasy using Procreate.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. An Introduction to the Kawaii World
  • U3
    U3. Imagining a Kawaii World
  • U4
    U4. Creating a Kawaii World
  • U5
    U5. Making the Artwork Shine
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know freelance illustrator Becky Cas. Discover how she turned her childhood passion for cartoons, games, and anime into a full-time career as an artist along with the influences that inspire her work.

Get an introduction to kawaii culture, its proportions, and expressions. Then learn how to find your own style and color palette. Look at the tools needed for kawaii illustration, and develop a mood board of inspiration before creating some rough sketches of your character and their world.

Refine your sketch using the digital tools of Procreate. Then do the line work, using Becky’s advice for achieving a smooth, clean finish. Color your illustration with your chosen palette before adding light and shadows for dimension.

Put the finishing touches to your work like stars, hearts, and speech bubbles. To wrap up the course, see how to export your illustrations for printing, and hear Beck’s advice for posting on social media and opening an online shop.

What is this course's project?

Create an illustration of a kawaii character in their own world using Procreate.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning how to create digital illustrations inspired by Japanese kawaii.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of materials, Becky uses an iPad Pro with Procreate installed along with an Apple Pencil, but you’re welcome to use any drawing equipment you’re comfortable with.


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Becky Cas

A course by Becky Cas

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Freelance Illustrator

Becky Cas is a freelance illustrator based in Switzerland. Her passion for art and illustration started as a child when she was first inspired by the cartoons, video games, and anime which still influence her work today. She went on to study history but always dreamed of becoming a professional artist. After the birth of her children, her partner encouraged her to pursue art as a career. Becky began posting her work on social media and attracted her first big commission, a sticker set for Snapchat. Shortly afterward, she opened her online shop selling stationery products and accessories in her characteristic kawaii style.

Since then Becky has collaborated with Hinkler Global, Cupkin, Copic, and noissue. She mainly works on activity books for children, book covers, and concept art, alongside sharing her work with over 140K followers on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • About Me
  • U2

    An Introduction to the Kawaii World

    • Finding Your Kawaii Style and Color Palette
    • Kawaii Proportions and Expressions
    • Kawaii: What Is It?
  • U3

    Imagining a Kawaii World

    • Developing an Idea: Character and World Design
    • Inspiration and Mood Board
    • Materials
  • U4

    Creating a Kawaii World

    • Sketching Your World 1
    • Sketching Your World 2
    • The Line Art Work 1
    • The Line Art Work 2
    • The Coloring Process 1
    • The Coloring Process 2
    • Adding Shadows and Highlights
  • U5

    Making the Artwork Shine

    • The Art Journey: Final Thoughts and Tips
    • Exporting for Merch and Printing
    • How to Add Spark to the Illustration
  • FP

    Final project

    • Designing Kawaii Worlds: Spread Joy Through Illustration

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Designing Kawaii Worlds: Spread Joy Through Illustration. Illustration course by Becky Cas Best seller

Designing Kawaii Worlds: Spread Joy Through Illustration

A course by Becky Cas
Freelance Illustrator. Herisau, Switzerland.
Joined September 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (7)
  • 1449 students