As I set out to create this round-up of all the easy, cute food drawings, lessons, and tutorials from all the cute drawing ideas I’ve created over the years, a funny question emerged: Where do you draw the line of what’s food and what’s not??? I’ve been an artist and teacher for nearly two decades, so looking through the options, it became a challenge to decide what to include.
What is a “Food Drawing?”
It was far easier to do my round-up of cute animal drawings, because an animal is just an animal. Food, however, has a sort of wide definition, depending on your point of view. Sure — drawings of fruits, veggies, and candy should go on this list… but not all mushrooms are edible, so should they be included here?
Further, people eat octopus (mmm, calamari!) so should I include my octopus drawing tutorial in this food art round-up, even though the illustrations depict live, swimming cephalopods? I decided against it — though I did include decorated eggs, even though those are usually used for decor and not eaten.
Easy Food to Draw
As a reminder before we get into my round-up of easy food to draw: these ideas are just here to help jump-start your own creativity, and you can feel free to make any alterations on the style if you sketch some yourself. Ready to see my big list of kawaii cute food drawings, replete with drawing prompts and lessons on how to sketch them? Here you go!
Yummy and Adorable?
I hope this food drawing round-up made you say, “Aww, that’s so adorable!” and gave some ideas for your next art project. Which was your favorite from the list?
For me, I’m smitten with the mushroom drawing, though they all make me smile. At first I felt kind of odd about my compulsion for putting googly cartoon eyes on everything, but once I saw how fabulous they looked on broccoli and peaches, I couldn’t stop!
Cute Food Drawings, in Sum
Which cute food drawings should I illustrate and teach next? Which kawaii, easy food to draw do you think should or shouldn’t be included in this edible and adorable list of deliciousness? Do share!
Want more? Check out my round-up of easy drawing ideas…
Seeking printables? Enjoy my free food coloring pages to print out and color in, as a relaxing art activity for all ages.
The author and artist, Lillie Marshall, is a National Board Certified Teacher of English who has been a public school educator since 2003, and an experienced Reiki practitioner since 2018. All art on this site is original and hand-drawn by Lillie. She launched DrawingsOf.com Educational Cartoons in 2020, building upon the success of her other sites, AroundTheWorldL.com (established 2009), TeachingTraveling.com (founded 2010), and ReikiColors.com. Subscribe to Lillie’s monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media to stay connected!