How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle


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.

Supplies:

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

 

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.

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

 

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.

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

 

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.

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

 

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.

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

 

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.

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

 

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.

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

 

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.

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

 

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.

How to Draw a Colored Pencil Popsicle by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow.

We’d love to see your summer drawings, so tag @TombowUSA and @BrownPaperBunny on social media!

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