How to Draw Hello Kitty

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw Hello Kitty in 14 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Hello Kitty.

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How to Draw Hello Kitty - Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Interesting Facts about Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty is the name of a character that is very popular in Japan and around the world. She first appeared in 1974 on a small purse, and has since then exploded in popularity. Often she is portrayed as a young female cat that is kind-hearted and a little bit of a tomboy. Her species is officially a white Japanese bobtail cat and she is always drawn with a yellow nose, no mouth, and a red bow over her left ear.

Did you know?

  • Hello Kitty’s real name is “Kitty White”.
  • In Japan and many Asian countries, Hello Kitty is usually the center of “cute” pop culture.
  • In 2007, Thailand used pink Hello Kitty armbands to punish policemen who had done minor things wrong, such as showing up to work late.
  • Hello Kitty is the official ambassador of tourism for China and Hong Kong.
  • There is almost every kind of Hello Kitty merchandise, including a pink machine gun.
  • Although she is a Japanese character, according to her official biography, Hello Kitty was born in England.

Due to her overwhelming popularity, many have also suggested a darker side to Hello Kitty. Some think that her design was ripped off from an existing cute cat character, while other suggest different conspiracy theories.