Get ready, grab your pencils, and let’s doodle some (not scary at all) monsters! They’re going to be very kawaii (cute in Japanese), and not scary at all, I promise.
It’s our first lesson in the new series Create along with iHanna, I hope you like it.
To “doodle along” is calming and fun to me, so it’s one thing I do from time to time to find new creative energy and learn new figures, patterns or just copy someone else’s style.
So today let’s visit YouTube together and learn how to doodle some cute monsters, shall we?
Learning something new
I’ve always “copied” others style. When I was in my teen I often copied Disney characters and made watercolor paintings of them, just for fun. I always start with a pencil, so I can losly copy the figure I want to draw and then erase lines if I make a mistake. Then I go in with a black, waterproof marker and fill in the lines as I want them in the finished drawing. Then I color it in, if that’s the look I’m going for.
For the cute pandas that fills a whole page in my sketchbook, I found a tutorial on YouTube that was appropriately called “draw-along”, but it’s been removed since I created this page, so we’ll use anther one by the same artist.
Create along with me: 30 Doodle Monsters
So let’s get started. Today’s teacher is Zainab Khan, known as PicCandle on YouTube. It’s too bad I couldn’t find the panda tutorial, but let’s doodle some monsters along Zainab instead, shall we?
Tips: If you can’t keep up, just press pause and doodle at your own pace. I had to pause and back up a couple of times to get all the details in… You can draw your favorite monsters a couple of time to practice, or keep going with all of them.
Here are my doodled monsters on a page in my sketchbook! I especially love the jelly fish and/or octopus monsters, they are so cute!
I couldn’t fit all of the monsters into one page in my sketchbook, so a few of them are on the end page and those I colored in with Pitt Brush Pens and other random markers I have. I love to color in my own doodles!
More inspiration ahead: If you want to keep doodling, there is a lot more to discover from PicCandle on YouTube. There’s a playlist of 30 things to doodle with more videos to chose from, you can learn how to draw patterns, different style of mouths or body shapes and more. Lots to learn!
PicCandle aka Zainab also has a series of books to check out, if video is not your thing, or you want to learn some more of the cute characters and bring them with you as you learn to copy them (or develope them into your own characters perhaps). Check out Kawaii Doodle World, Kawaii Doodle Cuties, Kawaii Doodle Class and even cuter Mini Kawaii Doodle Cuties where you can learn how to draw cute artwork from countries all over the world.
Let me know if you like my monsters, and if you will doodle (or already have) along with the video? I’d love to see what you make or if you’re inspired in some other direction…