Hi, Jessica from BrownPaperBunny here! The weather is getting warmer and I’m already dreaming about sunshine, BBQs and fruity popsicles. So, this week I’m going to show you how to draw a colored pencil popsicle. It makes a cute task journal decoration, fun summer greeting card, or something cute to pop into the kids’ bags when you send them off to their last days of school for the year.
- Tombow 1500 Series Colored Pencils
- Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen Colorless Blender (optional)
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pen (optional)
Step 1: Draw Your Outlines
Using your MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil, draw a rectangle for the main part of your popsicle and a thinner rectangle for the stick. You can use a ruler or just freehand them both.
Step 2: Sketch the Details
Using your pencil, sketch rounded corners and the indents in the middle of the popsicle. Also, curve the bottom of the popsicle stick. If you want your popsicle to look a little more 3D, you can add an edge on one side. Erase any lines you no longer need.
Step 3: First Pencil Layer
Using your lightest pink pencil, color in the popsicle shape. For even color, make soft circular motions with the pencil held at an angle instead of straight up. Add the first layer of color for the stick in light brown.
Step 4: Blend in a Second Color
To make your popsicle a little more interesting, go over the first layer with an additional color, like a yellow or orange. Softly blend it into the first layer of color in circular motions. Do the same on the popsicle stick.
Step 5: Add Shadows
Next, use a darker pink or red to add bolder color where there would be shadows on the popsicle. I imagined the light was coming from the right, creating shadows in the indents and along the left edge. Using a darker brown, add a shadow where the stick meets the popsicle.
Step 6: One More Layer
Keep blending colors into the popsicle and the stick until they are as dark as you’d like them to be.
Step 7: Blending
This step is optional. If you really want to smooth out your pencil lines and have the colors blend nicely together, you can go over them softly with the Dual Brush Pen Colorless Blender.
Step 8: Some Additional Cuteness
This step is optional too. If you’d like to add a little bit of extra cuteness to your summer popsicle, trace around the lines with your MONO Drawing Pen. You can add little eyes and a mouth, turning the popsicle into a little character.