How to Draw a Soda Can

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Soda, pop, soft drink, cola, coke. Sweetened, carbonated beverages go by many names, often regional in nature. Which is your favorite variety? Most sodas combine natural or artificial flavors from fruits, leaves, roots, or nuts with sugar and carbonated water. Sometimes, sodas are served with ice cream to make a desert called a float.

The first carbonated beverages had ancient, natural sources. In ancient Rome, for example, the wealthy would travel to drink from a naturally carbonated Italian spring. This water was thought to have health benefits. The first commercial soft drink appeared in the 1600s in Paris. It was not fizzy, but consisted of water and lemon juice sweetened with honey - today we would call it lemonade.

By the 1770s, researchers were experimenting with ways of artificially carbonating water, and these hit the market by 1794. By the 1820s, flavors were added to this bottled water. The famous soda Coca Cola was invented in 1886.

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Have you ever wondered, "What flavor are cola beverages such as Coca-Cola?" Originally, the the drink was made from extracts of a caffeinated African nut called kola, as well as vanilla. Today, artificial flavors have replaced the kola nut. Interesting regional varieties are produced, such as cherry blossom flavored Coca-Cola in Japan.

Did you know? The term "soft drink" was invented to differentiate flavored sodas from alcoholic beverages and "hard" liquors.

Sodas are a major part of popular culture. In the United States, for example, fast foods such as hamburgers and hotdogs are almost always served with sodas. Consumption of soda can be seen in movies, television shows, and cartoons.

The popular Shopkins line of collectible children's toys includes several soda themed characters, including Soda and Soda Pop.

Would you like to draw a can of soda? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing using tools such as crayons, colored pencils, or markers.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Pizza, Pie, and Turkey Dinner.

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​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ a Soda Can

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a small, flattened, horizontal oval. This will form the top of the soda can.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 2

2. Draw a curved line downward from one side of the oval. Follow the curve of the oval, and connect the line to the oval on the opposite side. This forms the rim at the top of the can.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 3

3. Draw a curved line descending from each side of the can's rim to form the sides of the can. Notice how each line curves inward at the top, becoming straight at is continues to descend.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 4

4. Connect the sides of the can at the bottom, using a curved line.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 5

5. Use a curved line to enclose a narrow, rounded shape at the bottom of the can. This forms the ridge at the can's lower edge.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 6

6. Draw two wavy lines diagonally across the can.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 7

7. Draw a curved line across the top of the can, indicating the rim of the can on the far side.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 8

8. Use a curved line to enclose an irregular shape on top of the can. This is the pop top used to open the can. Inside the pop top, draw an oval within an oval.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 9

9. Draw a circle in the middle of the can's wavy line. Then, give the can a three dimensional appearance by sketching curved lines along the side and across the bottom of the can.

How to Draw Soda Can: Step 10

10. Color your soda. Then, make it meal with our other food themed drawing guides, such as a hamburger, a burrito, or a slice of pizza.

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