An artist book I created for a water color painting course at university.
I wanted to explore what actually is cute. I looked up definitions and googled to see what were the most common topics in images under the term ”cute”. Of course it was mostly cute animals, rainbows and cute fruit! 🌈🐶🐱🐰🍎🍌🥝
These topic seemed a bit cliche to me but I did enjoy painting them. I also used symbols commonly associated with cute such as stars, hearts and flowers ⭐️❤️🌸
Making this book took me back to my childhood, these are some of the themes I loved drawing as a kid.
I wanted to make the book appealing to kids since cuteness is often associated with youth.
What I realized was that cuteness is sometimes seen as a bad thing. It is just something little gurls like so it can’t ve taken seriously. ”Cute” can also be a word used to discredit someone and make them a laughibg stock. Cuteness shouldn’t be a bad thing! Everybody is allowed to like cute things 💖 I did use to feel that I should get rid of my cute style to be taken more seriously in the art scene. But now I embrace the cuteness and want to make it more accepted! I think in Asia cuteness is mire embraced while in Western countries cuteness is looked down upon.
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