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100 Days of Kawaii Characters – #The100DayProject

I’ve always been interested in taking part in #The100DayProject but never had the time or a good enough idea. This year, my schedule got unexpectedly cleared a bit so I’ve decided to join in. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a personal art challenge where you do something every day for 100 days – and it starts today!

100 Days of Kawaii Characters - #The100DayProject

My project is 100 Days of Kawaii Characters! I’ll be creating a new character every day and sharing it on Instagram (and probably on Twitter, Facebook and blog round-ups too). There will be brand new characters and some reworkings or variations on existing characters. Some will be full vectors and others will be quick sketches. I may even do some fan art.

jammie dodger - #100DaysOfKawaiiCharacters

The unique hashtag I’m using is #100DaysOfKawaiiCharacters so you’ll be able to see them all together there and the first one is already live. I’m starting off easy with a never-shared experiment. This was me wondering what Jammie Dodger would be like in my current illustration style. I’m not too keen on it but I might come back to it again someday.

100 Days of Kawaii Characters - #The100DayProject

Not all my new characters will be keepers so I’ll be relying on your likes and comments to help me decide which ones deserve to join the gang and turn up on products and patterns. And if you have any requests, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do. I have around 50 ideas on my list so I need plenty more. I hope you’ll follow along.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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