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How To Draw Hello Kitty 

Hello Kitty, the iconic character with a cute bow and innocent eyes, has captured the hearts of millions around the world. Hello Kitty, also known as Kitty White, is a beloved character that has captured the hearts of millions around the world. Created by Yuko Shimizu and designed by Yuko Yamaguchi, Hello Kitty made her first appearance in 1974 and has since become an iconic symbol of cuteness and charm.  Hello Kitty was born in Japan, where kawaii (the culture of cuteness) is celebrated and adored. Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty, introduced this cute feline character with the intention of bringing happiness and joy to people’s lives. With her simple yet captivating design, Hello Kitty quickly gained popularity, not only in Japan but also across the globe.

In this step-by-step tutorial, we will guide you through the process of drawing Hello Kitty, allowing you to bring this beloved character to life on paper. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this tutorial will help you master the art of drawing Hello Kitty from scratch.

How To Draw Hello Kitty   

Ensure you have the following supplies ready:
Pencils: A variety of graphite pencils for sketching and shading.
Erasers: Regular erasers for precision.
Paper: High-quality paper or a sketchbook.
Reference images: Gather images of the character.

Step 1 –  Draw The Bow

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 1 

First, draw a small circle on the side of your paper. This will be the center of Hello Kitty’s bow. Next, let’s draw the bow itself. Picture a big, curvy U shape that gracefully goes out and around, connecting back into the circle we just made. This U shape will be the main body of Hello Kitty’s bow. Take your time and draw it with smooth and gentle strokes. Repeat this process on the other side of the circle. Draw another big, curvy U shape that mirrors the one we just made


Step 2 – Draw The Ear

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 2

 Now, draw a small “A” shape over the bow on one side. Start with a straight line going up, then gently curve it inwards at the top, and finally, bring it back down to meet the bow. You’ve created one of Hello Kitty’s cute little ears! Well done! Are you ready for the next step? We’ll continue adding more details and creating Hello Kitty’s lovable face. 


Step 3 – Drawing The Other Ears 

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 3

 Next, draw a short horizontal line extending from the bow to create the top of Hello Kitty’s head. Draw another “A” shape on one side to complete Hello Kitty’s other ear. Start with a straight line going up, then gently curve it inwards at the top, and finally, bring it back down to meet the head. This ear matches the height of the first ear, creating a harmonious balance


Step 4 – Let’s Draw Hello Kitty’s Face

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 4

Start inside one ear, draw a big, curvy U shape that gracefully goes around and comes back up toward the bow. This U shape will outline Hello Kitty’s precious face. Take your time and let your pencil glide smoothly along the paper. Repeat this process on the other side. Imagine a mirror image of the U shape we just created, but this time on the opposite ear. As you draw, make sure the shape is almost circular, capturing the essence of Hello Kitty’s adorable face.


Step 5 – Drawing the Eyes and Nose

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 5

Position Hello Kitty’s eyes just below the vertical centerline of her head. Draw two oval shapes, one on each side of the vertical centerline. Leave a small gap between the eyes. Within each eye, draw a smaller oval to represent the iris. Add a tiny circle within each iris to indicate the sparkle in her eyes. Draw a small oval slightly below the center of Hello Kitty’s face for her cute button-like nose.


Step 6 – Adding Whiskers

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 6

We’ve arrived at Step 6, where we’ll add the finishing touch to Hello Kitty’s charming face by drawing her adorable whiskers. Extend three short lines on each side of Hello Kitty’s face, starting from the center of her nose. These lines represent her adorable whiskers. Keep the length of the whiskers consistent.


Step 7 – Outlining Hello Kitty’s Body

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 7

Draw a slightly curved line extending from each side of Hello Kitty’s head, gently curving outward. These lines will create Hello Kitty’s shoulders, giving her a graceful posture. Then, draw two vertical lines downward from the shoulders to form the sides of her body. To complete her outfit, we’ll connect the bottom ends of the vertical lines with a curved line.


Step 8 – Adding Hello Kitty’s Legs and Feet

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 8

Beneath the dress, draw two curved lines on each side to represent Hello Kitty’s legs. These lines should curve outward slightly. Connect the bottom ends of the leg lines with two small ovals to form her feet. Carefully draw the two small ovals, shaping Hello Kitty’s precious feet. Align them perfectly with her body and face, creating a harmonious balance.


Step 9 – Sketching Hello Kitty’s Arms 

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 9

Starting from the sides of her body, draw two curved lines that angle inward to create Hello Kitty’s arms. Each line should have a small bend near the end to indicate her hands. At the end of each arm, add a short horizontal line. This line will represent Hello Kitty’s wrists, adding a realistic touch to her arms. It’s as if Hello Kitty is wearing cute little bracelets, completing her stylish look. Now that you’ve completed Step 9, take a moment to admire your progress. Hello Kitty is now even more complete, with her charming head, delightful body, and adorable arms  


Step 10 – Coloring Hello Kitty

  Hello Kitty Drawing Step 10

Hello Kitty’s fur is typically depicted as white. Using this color for her fur will create a clean and pure look, and it will make her pink dress and bow stand out even more. One of the defining features of Hello Kitty is her pink dress and bow. Pink is the color that has become synonymous with her character, representing her sweetness and charm. However, while Hello Kitty’s iconic pink dress and bow are the most recognizable colors associated with her, there are several other colors you can use to complement and enhance her appearance.


Your Hello Kitty Is Complete!

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to draw Hello Kitty, capturing her adorable charm and cuteness. Hello Kitty is known for her innocent and joyful nature. Explore different poses and gestures to give Hello Kitty a dynamic and lively appearance. You can draw her waving, sitting, or even engaged in an activity like playing with a ball of yarn or holding a bouquet of flowers. Let your imagination run wild and have fun with the poses.


Tips On How To Draw Hello Kitty 

Play with expressions: Hello Kitty is often depicted with a cute and innocent expression. However, you can explore different emotions by adjusting her eyebrows, mouth, or eye shape. This can add a dynamic and expressive element to your artwork.

Experiment with different art styles: Hello Kitty lends herself well to various art styles, from realistic to cartoonish or even abstract. Don’t be afraid to explore different styles and find one that resonates with your artistic vision.

Customize her accessories: Hello Kitty’s iconic bow is a staple of her design, but you can get creative and add your own personal flair. Experiment with different patterns, colors, or even embellishments for her bow. You can also draw her wearing different accessories like hats, sunglasses, or necklaces to make her style unique.


FAQ On How To Draw Hello Kitty 

How can I make Hello Kitty’s eyes look lively and expressive?

Pay attention to the size and placement of the pupils within the eyes. Experiment with different shapes and sizes to create different expressions. Adding highlights to the pupils can also make the eyes appear more lively.

What are some additional characters or elements I can include in my Hello Kitty drawing?

Consider including other Sanrio characters like My Melody, Keroppi, or Pompompurin. You can also add props or accessories that reflect Hello Kitty’s interests, such as musical instruments, books, or flowers.



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