Digital Drawing

Draw and Develop Your Own Chibi Style

By Xiumai

$149.00 $159.00
28 lessons
Running time
4h 32m
By Creator
List: $159
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1. Go at your own pace in this 32-week online course
2. Artistic g
uidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
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Draw and Develop Your Own Chibi Style

Chibi Character Illustration with
Artist, Xiumai


If you like anime or creating cute characters, this course will show you how to create a style you can call your own and even turn it into a business later on. We will not only focus on sketching, line art, and coloring, but also show you how to bring characters to life. Different choice of programs will also give insight to how your Chibi drawings will turn out in various mediums.



This course is for anyone who wants to start drawing Chibis and develop their own style.
You will learn how to transform any character into one with cute exaggerated proportions and find a coloring style that suits you.


By the end of this course, students will begin to develop a Chibi style they can be recognized for on their own. They will also have an understanding of how to position the character and have them interact with multiple characters in a scene. Basic knowledge of the programs used in this course will also be transferable to other similar programs either on the iPad or on the computer.

Step 1: The basic tools necessary to create a drawing using Procreate, Illustrator, and Photoshop

Step 2: Creating your original chibi style with any complex poses

Step 3: How to transform any sketch create clean line art

Step 4: How to make your character appear more three-dimensional


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Xiumai
  2. Introduction to the course
  3. Introduction to programs

Chapter 1: How to Use the Basic Tools

  1. Creating your workspace:
  2. Understanding and learning various styles of Chibi
  3. Sketching in Procreate using basic geometric guidelines and references

Chapter 2: Basic Sketch of Your Character

  1. Understanding and Applying the Chibi features to create the character of choice
  2. Adding hair details to the characters
  3. Wrapping the clothing around the body based on the selected pose

Chapter 3: Cleaning Up your Sketch

  1. How to make smooth line art
  2. Creating a perfect curve, geometry, or line
  3. Varying line art thicknesses to create depth as well as the level of detail

Chapter 4: Adding Colors to Your Character

  1. Understanding Basic colour theory
  2. Choosing your own colours from scratch
  3. Applying the colours to the line art with the fill tool vs applying colours manually

Chapter 5: Rendering Your Characters

  1. Making flat colours more interesting without shading
  2. Applying shadows based on light source
  3. Hard shading and airbrushing on top of the shaded areas
  4. Changing the colours of line-art

Chapter 6: More Tools to Render Your Characters

  1. The difference between vector and pixel-based programs, advantages, and disadvantages of either program
  2. Moving anchor points and smoothening lines using the smooth tool
  3. Easily changing the line weight thicknesses

Chapter 7: Adding Final Touches

  1. Using the live paint tool
  2. Simple shading using the gradient tool, why shading isn’t ideal vs using a pixel based program
  3. Adding photo textures using the clipping mask
  4. Adding a thick border around the drawing after colouring

Bonus Chapter

  1. Introducing more than one character on a canvas- tips and tricks included


1. Congratulations on completing the course, what's next?

Meet Your Creator


My name is Michelle and I currently work as a full time artist located in Canada.
I started seriously drawing in 2012-2013, focusing on creating my own unique Chibi style.
Around this time I was in high school taking a course that taught me the fundamentals of digital art programs and eventually went to university for architecture.
The background knowledge of these programs have helped immensely translating in to my personal work, primarily digitizing my work and sending off to manufacturers to run my online business.
While I had experience with art during school, I am excited to pass down some knowledge to those who have an interest in anime style Chibi art whether or not they are beginner artists!

This course will teach and guide you on how to effectively utilize different tools such as "digital brushes," "palettes," and "blending options" in Procreate app.
We will help you adjust app settings to optimize your drawing experience.

*Please Note: Students will have to purchase Procreate application ($10 in Apple Store). It is not included in the course package.

  • People who want to create their original Chibi character
  • People who want to develop their own style of Chibi drawing
  • People who want to be able to draw their favorite character or person into Chibi Characters
  • People who want to create their own merchandise using original Chibi Characters

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 20 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

Also, you need an Apple Pencil to take the class. iPad Air, iPad, iPad Pro all works! Do not forget about downloading the 'Procreate' app as well. Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator will also be briefly mentioned in the class.

Class access

We will send you an email with a webpage link and a personalized code to access the videos within 24 hours of purchase. Please check your inbox or spam!

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