how to draw an ice cream truck

How to Draw a Cute Ice Cream Truck

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a cute ice cream truck in this step-by-step guide.

This is what you will be learning to draw:

Add highlights to the ice cream truck

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a cute ice cream truck – Easy Step by step Guide

We’ll be drawing this ice cream truck in simple shapes and then adding details as we go further.

Let’s begin!

I’m going to start with a large rectangle first. Leave some space on the left side of the rectangle because we’re going to draw the front of the truck there.

Draw a large rectangle

Next, draw the front of the rectangle by following this shape below and then a line underneath to join the shape to the large rectangle we just drew.

Draw the front of the suitcase

Kawaii objects are usually curved and rounded so I am going to erase the corners of the truck on the right side and curve the corners. You can also erase the line in between the shape and the rectangle – note the diagram below:

Round the corners of the truck and erase one of the lines

Next, we’ll draw a line at the bottom of the ice cream truck like this to accent the truck. The more shapes we have, the more we have to color!

Draw a line at the bottom of the ice cream truck

Let’s add another rectangle near the front of the truck – this is going to be the door of the ice cream truck. I’m going to round the corners to give the ice cream truck that kawaii effect. Skip this step if you just want a regular rectangle door.

Draw the door of the ice cream truck

Now, it’s time to add the windows. I’m going to add a small L-shaped window in the front, a small window on the door and a door handle. Note the arrows:

Draw the glass windows on the truck

You can also add a small “C” shaped headlight to the front of the ice cream truck.

Draw the front light of the ice cream truck

Isn’t it easy so far?

Next, let’s draw the tent. We’ll start with a trapezoid shape on the behind portion of the truck like this:

Draw the tent on the side of the truck

And now, we’ll add small semi-circles underneath to indicate that cute tent-like tarpaulin sheet ice cream trucks have:

Draw the rest of the shade on the truck

And finally, let’s add the large window underneath the tent of the ice cream truck.

Draw the window on the truck

The ice cream truck is not complete without an ice cream man.

But instead of a man, I’m going to draw a teddy bear. So, let’s draw a small circle and draw 2 eyes and a nose along with 2 small ears like this:

Draw a small teddy bear on the inside window of the ice cream truck

Next, I’m going to draw the teddy bear’s body and his arm holding a small ice cream like this:

Draw the teddy bear holding the ice cream

The ice cream truck is almost complete!

We just need to add the wheels. So, let’s draw 2 big circles on the ice cream truck and then draw 2 smaller circles inside those bigger circles.

Draw the wheels on the ice cream truck

Once you’re done drawing the wheels, you’ve finished drawing the ice cream truck.

Now, all that’s left is to color the ice cream truck!

You can choose any color but I’m going to go with light pink since I really love pastel shades. I will color the inside of the truck (in the huge window) a chocolate brown.

Color the ice cream truck

Next, I’ll color the handlebars a chocolate brown and the windows a pale blue. I will also add a mint stripe at the bottom.

Remember, you can color your ice cream truck any color you want!

Color the door and wheels of the ice cream truck

Next, I’ll add a pop of color to the tent by adding pink stripes on the tent. You can choose any color you want!

Color the tent on the truck

Next, I’ll color the teddy bear a medium brown and the ice cream a light yellow.

Here’s where you can let your creativity shine and color it any color you want. You can also add a rainbow-colored tent by including many colors.

Color the teddy bear in the truck

Next, to add some more color to the ice cream truck, I’m going to add some spots to the truck.

Add some spots to the ice cream truck

And lastly, I’ll go in with my white color brush and add some highlights to the whole truck and the teddy bear. You can do this with a white gel pen if you’re coloring this truck traditionally.

Add highlights to the ice cream truck

You’ve learned how to draw and color a cute ice cream truck.

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute ice cream truck.

If you’d like to learn to draw more cute things, check out these books!

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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Learn how to create kawaii characters.

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A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

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Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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