How to draw a kawaii cute coffee cup easy drawing step by step

How to Draw a Cute Kawaii Coffee Cup

If you’ve been reading my website for a while, you’ll discover I love food and drawing food even more.

I have recently developed an addiction to drawing food in a kawaii style.

Coffee mugs are super easy and cute to draw and they make great planner stickers. If you love drawing cute things, you can check out my post here on how to make stickers on Procreate.

It’s also motivated me to open a sticker shop – details will be out soon!

In this post, I will teach you to draw a cute kawaii coffee cup. This also makes a cute drawing for kids also.

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This is what you’ll learn by the end of this post:

Add highlights to the mug and you will learn how to draw a cup of coffee

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How to draw a cute kawaii coffee cup – Easy tutorial for beginners

Please note that I’m using Procreate and drawing this digitally.

You can even use Clip Art Studio as it is a beautiful software that most digital artists use, including Manga and Anime artists.

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I talk more about how I got started with digital art here.

You can use any tool you want to make this drawing because the process is basically the same. You can use color pencils, pens or crayons – it’s completely your choice!

Let’s begin.

Step 1: Draw the cute kawaii coffee mug

Let’s just start by drawing the cup first.

Draw a large U shape – this will be your big coffee mug.

Draw a U shape that will become a mug

Next, let’s draw the top of the cup. You’ll want to draw a giant semi-circle on top of the U shape like this:

Next draw the rim of the coffee mug

Next, let’s draw the rim of the coffee mug.

On top of the shape we’ve just drawn, draw a huge oval shape in the center horizontally like this:

Draw the hole in the mug where the coffee will be.

Our mug is almost done.

But it would look nice with some coffee inside. So, let’s draw a liquid shape inside the coffee mug. This will be the coffee.

Draw the coffee in the mug.

And finally, let’s draw the handle of the mug. On any side of the coffee cup, just draw 2 concentric c shapes. This will be our cute coffee mug handle.

Draw the handle of the coffee mug.

You can leave the coffee mug like this, or you can turn it into a kawaii coffee cup by adding 2 small eyes and a mouth.

I’m going to make the coffee cup kawaii and add 2 small circles and a U shaped mouth in the center like this:

Draw a kawaii cute face on the mug.

And we’re done drawing the coffee cup.

Now it’s time to color it!

Step 2: Color the kawaii cute coffee cup

You can color the coffee cup any color you want.

I’m going to go for cream because I love this color and I feel it will complement the coffee color too!

Please use any color you love – because a cup can be absolutely any color. You can even add designs and patterns to your coffee mug!

Color the mug.

Next, I’m going to color the inside of the coffee mug. I’m going to use a darker color than the color I used for the outside of the coffee mug.

Color the inside of the mug

Next, I’ll color the coffee a dark brown like this:

And lastly, I will add 2 peach colored blush spots underneath the eyes like this:

We’ve got a very kawaii cute coffee cup now.

You can definitely need it like this or add some highlights like how I’m doing. If you’re drawing this coffee cup traditionally, then you can use a white gel pen like this to draw the highlights.

Add highlights to the mug and you will learn how to draw a cup of coffee

Alright, and we’re done.

We’ve officially learned how to draw and color a coffee cup!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute kawaii coffee cup. You can even use this post as a cute kawaii coffee cup drawing reference.

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will add more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

And it’s finally here!!!

You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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