Hi Tombow friends, this is Jennie Garcia. In this post, I’m going to share some kawaii food illustrations inspired by my favorite romantic comedy, 50 First Dates.
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pens
- Paper (I used mixed media paper)
- Pencil (I used the Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil)
- Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers
- Erasers(Tombow MONO Zero Rectangular Eraser and Tombow MONO Dust Catch Eraser)
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen
Before you start drawing, study the items you plan to draw. Feel free to use a vintage design of the product you are researching. You can also choose to draw the product out of the packaging, like I did with the Reese’s Cup.
Use the Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers to color your kawaii food. I like to swatch colors and create color studies before coloring in my illustration. To blend the colors, I start with the darkest color. I always pick more than three shades to blend. I go over the darker shades with the lighter ones and therefore they blend easier. If you have difficulty picking colors to blend, you can buy the Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers 5-Packs.
I have a reference sheet that I use every time I color an illustration. Use a scrap piece of paper to see how the shades picked blend.
Sometimes I don’t line my illustrations, but for kawaii illustrations it’s important to at least draw the face in black. I wanted a subtle line, so I used Tombow MONO Drawing Pen 01.
This is optional, but you can add a little lettering using the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen.
Show us your kawaii food illustrations using the hashtag #tombowusa!