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How to Draw Candy

Easy, step by step Candy drawing tutorial
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Candy, sometimes called confectionary or confections, can refer to any sweet edible treat. People have been making candies for a long time. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics show that candy was being made 3,000 years ago. A candy maker’s kitchen from the Roman era has been excavated at the site of Herculaneum. Other traces of ancient candies can be found around the world.

The earliest candies are thought to have been sweetened with honey and fruits. During the Middle Ages, was cultivated and became sugarcane became available. These ingredients are still used today, as well as corn syrup, molasses, chemical sweeteners, and maple syrup.

In the past, candies were made by hand, often using molds to achieve specific shapes. Some candies, such as specialty chocolates, taffy, and mochi, still require this personal touch.

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Candies have long played a role in popular culture, from product placement in movies, to clothing, to children’s toys. For example, the school supplies, clothing, and other artwork of Lisa Frank, popular during the 1990s, often featured brightly colored candies.

Candy Crush is a popular smartphone gaming application, and the Shopkins toy line includes candy themed characters such as Miss Candy, Marshmallow Twirl, Yummy Gummi Ring, Mandy Candy Corn, Berry Sweet Lolly, Wrapper T, Tootsie Cutie, and others.

Candy is also a part of many modern traditions. For example, candy is shared in abundance at Halloween. Other holidays warrant specific types of candy. Small sugar hearts with sayings printed on them are popular on Valentine’s day.

At Easter, marshmallow Peeps in the shape of chicks are eaten, as well as chocolate rabbits and chocolate eggs filled with sweet cream. During the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, painted sugar skulls are given and eaten.

Would you like to draw a handful - or a mouthful - of delicious, brightly colored candies? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step candy drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker, and a piece of paper. You may also like to color your finished drawing. Is your sweet tooth calling? Let’s get started.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Lippy Lips From Shopkins, Fireworks, and Cake.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Candy

Candy drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Candy Step 01

1. Begin by drawing a circle. This outlines the first candy.

Candy drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Candy Step 02

2. Extend curved, diagonal lines outward from each end of the candy. Connect each set of lines using a additional wavy, curved line. These shapes outline the twisted candy wrapper. Extend curved lines, each shaped like the letter “J” from the candy. These lines add texture and depth to the wrapper.

Candy drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Candy Step 03

3. Decorate the candy with stripes. Draw sets of narrowly spaced, parallel curved lines across it.

Candy drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Candy Step 04

4. Draw a rectangle with rounded corners. This outlines your second candy.

Candy drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Candy Step 05

5. Extend sets of diagonal curved lines from the candy as you did with the first. Connect each set of lines using curved, wavy lines. Draw curved and “J” shaped lines extending from the candy to add texture to the wrapper.

Candy drawing - step 6
How to Draw a Candy Step 06

6. Decorate the candy with wavy, diagonal lines. Draw a curved line in two opposite corners.

Candy drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Candy Step 07

7. Draw an oval to outline the third candy.

Candy drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Candy Step 08

8. Extend diagonal sets of curved lines from each end of the candy. Connect each set of lines using a wavy line. Draw curved lines extending from the candy to add depth and texture to the wrapper.

Candy drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Candy Step 09

9. Decorate the wrapper with small circles.

Complete Candy drawing
How to Draw a Candy Step 11

Color your candies. Candy wrappers are often brightly colored, so be creative!

Candies make great party foods. Let’s get this party started and draw more fun items such as a cake and fireworks.

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How to draw: Candy - all drawing steps
How to Draw Candy: Step by Step Tutorial

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