Either cute art is categorised under whimsical art or the other way round. But what is whimsical art?
According to Thaneeya McArdle:
Whimsical art is a vibrant and playful style of art that is childlike and carefree. Commonly associated with children’s book illustrations and fairy tale art, this artwork lifts the spirit and makes you happy.
Whimsical art is characteristically (but not necessarily) bright, colorful, and fun. It is the art of childhood and innocence. But it doesn’t always have to be sugary sweet and deliciously darling. Art imbued with whimsicality can also include the cutely creepy, the oddly adorable, and the ugly munchkins.