Inside: Simple 4 Step Tutorial on How to Draw a Salad.

Hello Artists! Today we are drawing a salad.

This is funny because I see salads every day, yet when I sat down to draw one, I could not remember what it should look like.

Let’s be real: salads can have so many different ingredients there is no one way to make them OR to draw them!

You can add tomatoes, onion, and cucumber for a simple salad, or you can spruce it up with some nuts and cranberries. Perhaps you are in the mood for a summer salad with strawberries and croutons!

See…there are just so many options. I’m getting hungry.

When drawing a salad, you have all of the freedom that comes with picking what you’d want to eat, it’ll just be on a page instead of the dinner table.

I don’t want things to get too confusing, so we are going to just stick with a classic green salad today.

How to Draw a Salad

Supplies You’ll Need

Though the white marker is optional, I highly recommend it because it adds such a cute little flair to the top of the salad. After all, it’s common knowledge that every good salad had a bit of salt!

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils or crayons, markers
  • White marker (optional)

  Coloring supplies

Artist tip: When you are drawing, it’s important to have a good understanding of how much space you are working with.

To do this, point to the middle of your paper with your pencil. This will tell your eyes how much space you have to draw in. Don’t get too technical, it doesn’t need to be perfect.

Add a light little dot there and you are good to go.

How to Draw A Green Salad With Tomato

Let’s get started:

1. First draw the plate, a large circle. Remember circles can be tricky, it’s ok to draw the line several times.

Remember to draw lightly so the extra lines are easier to erase.

How to draw a plate

2. Next, draw the inner circle of the plate, this is usually about an inch smaller than the outside circle.

How to draw a lunch plate

3. Start the salad by drawing larger toppings first. I drew half-circles for tomatoes with a red pencil and smaller circles for cucumbers with a green pencil.

Drawing leafy lettuce

4. Now fill the inner plate area with lettuce, these will be wiggly lines and various natural-looking shapes.

Lettuce is a leaf after all!

Drawing leafs for salads

How to color a salad

5. The best part, COLOR!

Artist tip: remember to use several shades of the same color.

I’ve added the white marker on top, to look like cheese and a shadow to the outside circle, the plate.

How to color a salad

There you go! You’ve done it and drawn salad!

Once you have this down you can start to add new ingredients each time you draw until you have the salad of your wildest dreams!

Interested in learning to draw more food? How about a taco or a blueberry?

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