How To Draw A Kawaii Sushi

Today, let’s learn how to draw a kawaii sushi.

Drawing anime style kawaii sushi might be the most fun way to express your creativity with drawings! Especially if you are into cooking and food.

There are many different types of sushi, but the most popular one is Nigiri. Nigiri is made by placing a piece of raw fish on top of a ball or block of rice. A layer of wasabi may be added to give it more flavor and spice up your taste buds!

That is the type of sushi we’ll be learning to draw today. The good news is that it is super easy to do and the rice almost looks like a cloud when you draw it, which makes it really easy to imagine.

We put a nice, delicious salmon on top of our sushi but you can use whatever you want!

If you’d like to see some more kawaii food drawings, check out one of our popular tutorials on how to draw an ice cream in our kawaii art style

Did You Know?
- Sushi Began as Cheap Fast Food
- Nigiri sushi is meant to be eaten upside down
- Sushi does not mean raw fish


Art Supplies

Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

If you are already a fan of a particular marker/coloring brand you may want to check out a few of our other guides such for popular brands such as Ohuhu markers, Artzea and Prismacolor markers.

Otherwise, just pick whatever coloring tools you have around the house (crayons, markers, pencil crayons etc.) and just have some fun!

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • Imagine the rice like a cloud. Little puffy sides all around it.

Let’s Draw A Kawaii Sushi – Step By Step

Step 1: Draw one small circle on the upper right portion of your paper.
Step 2: Draw another circle just above it.
Step 3: Next is to make the top outline of the sushi. Make a long, slightly curved downward stroke passing through the midsection of the first circle you drew.
Step 4: Continue drawing the bottom part of the salmon topping with the left portion a bit rounder than the right side. Leave a space on the right edge for the next step to do.
Step 5: We’ll add a tail-like edge into this topping. Draw one curve that looks like a fish’s tail but keep the edges round (not pointy).
Step 6: Add another curve to complete the tail, like the drawing above.
Step 7: Draw two small circles together just below the salmon topping’s left edge. Also add another circle on the top cluster of circles.
Step 8: From the left edge of the salmon topping, draw small curly strokes down until it reaches the two circles you made.
Step 9: Continue these small curly strokes to form the rice body of the sushi.
Step 10: Now time to draw the eyes! Make two circles with ample space in the middle. Don’t forget to add one small circle on each eye – which remains white as you shade the entire eye circle black.
Step 11: Draw the mouth with a small curve line inside for the tongue. Best to put it in the lower, middle space between the eyes.
Step 12: Add stripes on the salmon topping! They don’t need to be straight lines. See inspiration above.
Step 13: Add round circles on each side of the cheeks for the blush!
Step 14: For the nose, draw a little stroke above the mouth.
Step 15: For some detail – add an oval shape just below the sushi.
Step 16: Now for the best part – coloring time! You can use orange for the salmon topping and let the stripes remain white. Color the blush and mouth portion, too.

Since the rice is already white, you can use grey for some shadow effect on the edges. For contrast, we used green to color the oval shape below the sushi.

Good job on your kawaii sushi!

Want More?

We’ve made a lot of tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We have printable step by step instruction guides to help you learn to draw all of our tutorials.

Or maybe you want to color? We have printable kawaii coloring pages. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Kawaii Sushi Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the kawaii sushi coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as this sushi can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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