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How to Make Real Maiamai :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 34 3 Animal Crossing Isabelle Fanart :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 168 10 Maqaroon - Kawaii Street Fashion :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 9 2 Maqaroon Stickers :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 6 1 Maqaroon Poster :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 9 0 Maqaroon Postcards :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 4 0 How To Draw Chibi 14 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 5 2 How To Draw Chibi 13 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 3 0 How To Draw Chibi 12 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 3 0 How To Draw Chibi 11 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 3 0 How To Draw Chibi 10 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 3 0 How To Draw Chibi 9 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 8 0 How To Draw Chibi 8 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 5 0 How To Draw Chibi 7 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 3 1 How To Draw Chibi 6 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 2 0 How To Draw Chibi 5 :iconchocolatepixel:ChocolatePixel 3 0



Joanna Zhou
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Vienna
Favourite style of art: Manga illlustration
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Favourite cartoon character: Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
Hey everyone,
I'd like to introduce my latest project Maqaroon! It's a cute design label offering street fashion inspired gifts, stationery and jewellery. Take a look: www. maqaroon .com

If you like it, then please help support Maqaroon on Twitter/FB and spread the word to your friends. You can also vote for your favourite characters here (

Joanna xx

About Maqaroon:
Maqaroon® was created by award-winning manga illustrator Joanna Zhou. After studying at Central St Martins and Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, she spent many years working as a kawaii product designer and writing for industry magazines. Based on her personal interests, Joanna felt there should be a concept which combines cute character design with contemporary street fashion. Her vision was to create a brand that's adorable yet sophisticated, with cultural inspiration from all over the world...and so Maqaroon was born!

Maqaroon is a celebration of youth trends. You'll find everything from Gothic Lolita and Gyaru to Hipsters and Prepsters. Each little animal is meticulously researched with allusions to culture, fashion and music. Joanna hopes that Maqaroon will be an informative resource as well as a fun, exciting brand. On, anyone can vote for their favourite characters so please drop by and have a go!

The online shop launches with a range of posters, postcards and sticker sets at super affordable prices. Inspired by her student days, Joanna wanted to design pretty products that don't cost a lot but can make a big impact on your living space. Maqaroon is based in Austria and ships worldwide.
  • Listening to: Michael Buble's Christmas Album
  • Reading: The Social Animal
  • Watching: Gossip Girl
  • Playing: SKYWARD SWORD!
  • Eating: Cookies


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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Merry Christmas!

God Bless you, your family and friends!…
FluffyRockStar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So it was you who made the chibi book! I only knew about the book and your YouTube channel separately, but I never knew that it was all made by the same person. Keep up with the good work!
cordieceps Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Bought your chibi book a few months ago. The little Photoshop tutorial with the panda helped me learn how to colour with Photoshop Elements.
ChocolatePixel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you! I'm really happy that was able to help you ^_^
sunrise123abc Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i love your work!!!!i have bought your book and "super-cute chinis to draw and paint"and am trying to get your other books!they have improved me(still improving!!!>.<")and your advice for software programs really helped me and others who i shared it with!thanks a bunch!
ChocolatePixel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you very much! There is a sequel to super cute chibis coming out soon, although I'm not the artist for that but it's also going to be really good :3
sunrise123abc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Really?GREAT!!!Can't wait!
Dimitra012 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
woah!!! ur gallery is amazing!!!! wat advice would u give a 14yr 0ld girl that wants to be a profressional mangaka artist?
ChocolatePixel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Wow thank you ^_^! The best advice is to keep drawing and instead of fanart, try to work on your original characters and stories. This makes it easier to become professional because once you're pro, you have to create work which are free from anyone else's copyright.
bamtsu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i bought your book, "super cute chibis to draw and paint" and i absolutely love it!! i even improved a little n my own chibis :)
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