The candy cane is one of the most colorful and tasty of all the signs of Christmas! They may not be as impressive as a Christmas tree, but unlike the tree they can be dipped in hot chocolate for a tasty festive treat.
Their beautiful colors and striking visual appearance also make them a wonderful sign of the festive season, and it can be great Christmas fun learning how to draw a candy cane.
The guide you’re about to embark on will allow you to do just that!
We hope you have a merry time working on this step-by-step guide on how to draw a candy cane in 6 steps.
How to Draw A Candy Cane – Let’s Get Started!
For this first step of our guide on how to draw a candy cane, we will start with the bend at the top of the candy cane. To do this, simply draw a sharply rounded line that then extends down at a diagonal angle.
Then, at the very bottom of this line there will be a very slight curve for the base, as shown in the reference image. That’s all you will need for this initial step, so let’s move on!
Step 2 – Finish off the top curve of the candy cane
You started the curve of your candy cane drawing in the previous step, and now you will finish it off in this part of the guide.
Simply extend the line into another rounder line that then runs parallel to the line from the first step.
This will begin the inner edge of this part of the candy cane, and in the next few steps we will finish off the outline.
Step 3 – Now, finish off the outline of the candy cane
Before you add some decorations and details, we need to finish off the outline in this step of our guide on how to draw a candy cane.
This should prove no problem for you, as this will be an easy step to do! All you need to do is draw a line into the final space of the outline that is left.
Once you have this done, you’re then ready to move on to the final steps of the guide!
Step 4 – Start the decorations of the candy cane
Now that you have the outline of your candy cane drawing done, you’re ready to start decorating it. Candy canes have a classic striped design, and this is what we will be going with for your one.
However, if you would prefer your own design for the candy cane, you could always go with something else! Perhaps you could do a polka dot design instead, or draw a variety of different shapes.
If you are going to go with the more traditional design, you can draw it by adding some slightly curved lines going down the candy cane.
For now we will be drawing these lines until around the halfway point, but we will finish off these details in the next step.
Step 5 – Now, you can add some final details
We will soon be adding some amazing colors in this guide on how to draw a candy cane, but first we need to finish off the detailing.
If you are going to go with the traditional design, then simply keep extending the slightly curved lines that you began to draw in the previous step.
Then, once you have these lines drawn, you can add some lines going down the candy cane for some extra detailing.
That’s all you need to do for this step, and you are ready to move on to the final one! Before this, however, you should be sure to add any extra details or touches that you may want.
It could be a lot of fun to draw a background for the candy cane! Perhaps you could show what kinds of tasty Christmas treats you would enjoy with this delicious candy cane or show off your favorite festive decorations.
How will you finish off this candy cane drawing of yours before the final step?
Step 6 – Finish off your candy cane drawing with some color
This step of your candy cane drawing will let you kick back with some coloring fun! This is the step where you get to show off how creative you can be with your colors. In our reference image, we went for the classic red and white color scheme that is common with candy canes.
This will give you a reference point if you would like to replicate this classic design, but you should also feel free to use any colors that you love!
You could really get creative and use any amazing and bright colors to make this drawing pop off the page. Once you have chosen your colors, you can also experiment with different art mediums to achieve the colors.
If you would like to make this a lovely bright picture, then you could use mediums such as acrylic paints, colored pens or markers.
For a more muted, classic look you could use some watercolors or colored pencils for a few suggestions. Anything you choose will look great, so what will you choose for your image?
5 Tips To Make Your Candy Cane Drawing Even Better!
Enjoy these sweet tips for this candy cane sketch you’ve worked so hard on!
A candy cane is a classic festive treat, but it will often be enjoyed with other treats. These could be fun to add to this candy cane drawing we have created together!
For a few examples, you could have some Christmas cookies or maybe something more elaborate like a gingerbread house. These are just two examples, but now you can show us what your festive setup is like.
Other kinds of food are not the only thing you could add to this drawing of a candy cane. Many people like to dip this candy treat into warm beverages, and that could look cool here too!
For instance, you could have a big mug of hot chocolate to dip the candy cane into. What other tasty beverages could you use, and how would you decorate the mug?
Even if you want to keep the design centered on the candy cane itself, you can still decorate it! For instance, many candy canes have a bow tied around them to make them look even prettier.
That would look so nice on this candy cane sketch, and it would allow you to add all sorts of nice colors. What other decorations can you think to add?
Eating a candy cane is just one way that they are used around the holidays. Often people will also use them as decorations around the house, and you could draw some more around this one.
These could include things like holly, mistletoe and even a whole Christmas tree. What other decorations could you add?
Finally, you may want to finish off this candy cane drawing with a whole background scene. If you added other decorations, then this would be an especially good idea!
You may want to create a cozy living room setting with a tree and other decorations with many candy canes around. This would also allow you to use all your favorite colors as well!
Your Candy Cane Drawing is Complete!
That brings you to the end of this guide on how to draw a candy cane! We hope that you had a wonderful festive time working on this guide no matter what time of the year it may be.
We aimed to make this guide easy and fun to use, so we hope that we achieved both of these goals for you!
Now that you can draw a fantastic candy cane, you can take it even further with your own details and additions. Whether you draw a background, add some more objects or create a unique decoration for the candy cane, we can’t wait to see what you do!
Once you’re ready for more drawing fun, we hope to see you on our website! We have lots of amazing guides for you to enjoy there and we upload new ones frequently.
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