Pasta is a simple yet incredibly versatile type of food. It can come in many shapes, sizes, flavors and other variations, and it can be used in types of cuisine from around the world.
Making pasta is a fun and rewarding experience, and you can create a tasty meal potentially without any difficulty.
If you want to create some artwork featuring pasta, then it can be a little less easy to do, as the fact it’s made up of so many individual twisty noodles can make it really tricky to draw.
That’s why a tutorial with some steps to follow can be vital to learning a drawing such as this, and that’s what this one is here to do!
Please enjoy this fun and easy step-by-step guide on how to draw pasta in just 6 steps!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw Pasta – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Now, draw the first section of the pasta
- Step 3 – Draw some more of the pasta and other ingredients
- Step 4 – Next, draw another section of pasta
- Step 5 – Add the final details to your pasta drawing
- Step 6 – Finish off your pasta drawing with color
- 4 More Ways To Make Your Pasta Drawing Unique
- Your Pasta Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw Pasta – Let’s Get Started!
We will keep things simple in this first step of our guide on how to draw pasta. Instead of focusing on the twisty pasta itself that will serve as the trickiest part of the drawing, we will focus on the plate that the pasta is on.
To draw the outline for this plate, we will be drawing a simple oval shape. When drawing this outline, you could either try to draw it slowly using freehand or even use a tool such as a stencil to trace around.
When you have this oval plate outline, you will then be ready for the next step of the guide!
Step 2 – Now, draw the first section of the pasta
Now that you have the plate for this pasta drawing complete, we can start to draw the food itself.
As we mentioned earlier, this can get a bit tricky, as it will be made up of many thin pasta strands twisting around each other.
There will also be additional elements mixed n such as vegetables, pieces of meat and even leaves for seasoning.
When drawing the noodles, try to work on them one at a time and follow our reference image closely to see how the noodles interact with each other.
We will also be drawing what looks like half a cherry tomato onto the pasta, and you could add even more little additions like this if you wish.
Step 3 – Draw some more of the pasta and other ingredients
Continuing with this guide on how to draw pasta, we will be adding another section of pasta to the mix.
To do this, simply continue adding some more of those twisty noodles onto the plate to form the middle section of the pasta.
When seasoning, sometimes certain leaves will be added to help enhance the flavor, and they are especially common in spicier foods.
For that reason, we will be adding some of these leaves in this step. Simply draw two larger leaves attached to some smaller ones, and then we will be ready to proceed to step 4 of the guide.
Step 4 – Next, draw another section of pasta
This fourth step of your pasta drawing will see you adding another section of pasta onto the plate.
This next section will make up a great deal of the mass of pasta, and it will take up the upper portion of the plate.
When drawing it, simply follow the drawing recipe you’ve been working to so far and draw the long, individual strands of pasta.
In this section, we also added another leaf and also one more small tomato. Once again, you could also add even more of these kinds of elements to the mix if you would like.
Then, we will be ready to add the final section along with some smaller final elements in the next step of the guide!
Step 5 – Add the final details to your pasta drawing
In this step of our guide on how to draw pasta, we will be finishing off the final section and details to have you ready for some coloring in the final step.
There is one last blank spot for some more pasta to go on the very top of the pasta, so you can fill that in with some more twisty noodles.
There will also be a few more tomato slices that we will be adding to finish it off. Once this section is drawn, we can then finish off with some smaller details.
We added lots of dots over the entirety of the pasta to make it look like there is pepper and other seasonings all over it.\
You could also draw some side dishes or beverages near to the plate of pasta to show what else you would like to enjoy with this dish!
Step 6 – Finish off your pasta drawing with color
To close off this pasta drawing, we will now finish off with some color. For the plate and the pasta, we used various lighter shades of beige and yellows to give it a more muted tone.
For some splashes of brighter colors, we used some reds for the tomatoes and then used some greens for the leaves.
You could use similar colors, or you could change them up as you see fit!
You could make it look like the pasta is covered in sauce by incorporating some brighter colors for one idea, so how will you finish off this image?
4 More Ways To Make Your Pasta Drawing Unique
Check out these tasty tips we have for making your pasta sketch even better!
This drawing of pasta has a few extra ingredients and garnishes. You could take this even further by adding even more elements to the dish!
This could be pieces of meat, seasoning or maybe some yummy sauces. If you love pasta in real life, then you could add any elements you love in real life to this depiction.
We gave you a few ideas, but you could add any ingredients you love, even if they may seem weird to other people!
Every bowl of pasta needs some sides, and this would be something else that you could add to the image. Once again, this would depend on what you like to enjoy with pasta in real life!
For example, you could have a place with some tasty garlic bread on the side. Or, you may like to have a big bowl of your favorite type of soup with some pasta.
Now is your chance to show off what your ideas of a perfect side would be!
Once the meal in this pasta drawing looks good enough to eat, you could then show us where you would like to enjoy it. This could be done by adding a background!
You could choose a place where you eat pasta in real life such as your own house or a local restaurant.
Or, you could imagine what it would be like to enjoy a pasta dish in Italy or Frace, for example!
Finally, you could finish off the effect of showing how you would like to enjoy this pasta by adding yourself to the pasta sketch.
If you don’t typically draw real people, then you could draw yourself in a simple cartoon style.
If you are nervous to draw yourself, then you could use someone you know or maybe a celebrity you admire. It could also be fun to design an entirely new character instead!
Who do you think you would like to portray enjoying a plate of pasta in this picture?
Your Pasta Drawing is Complete!
That brings you to the end of this guide on how to draw pasta, and hopefully this guide was a tasty artistic treat for you to enjoy!
This drawing had a lot of tricky elements to it, so we hope that it was made easier and more fun for you when you had some steps to follow.
Now that you have learned how to draw this tasty dish, you can keep the fun going by adding some ideas and elements of your own! How do you think you will go about putting your own spin on this drawing?
Once this guide is complete, you will then be ready to take on a new guide by visiting our website! We have some awesome guides there with more on the way, so keep checking in.
You can also show off how your awesome pasta drawing turned out by sharing your finished creation on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to enjoy.