Hello Kitty is one of the most popular and recognizable characters in the world. Her origin story differs, however, from that of most popular “cartoon” characters.
Hello Kitty didn’t begin with a television series, comic book, or movie. Instead, she was a marketing tool for the Sanrio Co. of Japan. Sanrio’s founders realized that everyday products sold better when they featured cute characters; therefore, Hello Kitty became the poster child for kawaii, or Japanese cuteness. This little kitty was originally marketed to young girls on school supplies, but her appeal has grown to include teenagers and adults as well. Today, Hello Kitty can be found on everything from clothing to bumper stickers to diamond jewelry.
Since her development in 1974, Hello Kitty has been the star of numerous books, two Japanese theme parks, video games, and a number of animated and live action television series. Hello Kitty’s full name is Kitty White, she hails from London, and she is described as being five apples tall. Hello Kitty loves to bake cookies, and she lives in an imaginative world with her mother, father, twin sister, and a number of other adorable characters.
Would you like to draw your very own Hello Kitty? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. You will need only a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct any mistakes, and colored pencils, markers, or crayons to color you finished drawing.
Each step of this simple drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. New lines added in each step are highlighted in blue, whereas lines from previous steps are shown in black. Some lines, called guide lines, will need to be erased as you go along.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Hello Kitty
Within the shape, draw a long, curved line parallel to one side. Extend a curved line horizontally from this line to the opposite side of the shape. Then, extend two curved lines downward from the middle of the horizontal line.
On one side of the body, just below the head, draw an oval. Allow a curve to extend from the bottom of the oval, forming the thumb.
Using curved lines, draw whiskers extending from each side of the face. Enclose an irregular oval shape on each side of the knot of the bow.
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