In this post you will learn how to draw a bowl of ramen noodles step by step

How to Draw Ramen Noodles Step by Step

If you’ve been reading my website for a while, you’ll discover I love food and drawing food even more.

I have recently developed an addiction to drawing food in a kawaii style.

I love drawing sweet things and adding little kawaii faces to them – these make cute stickers! If you love drawing cute things, you can check out my post here on how to make stickers on Procreate.

It’s also motivated me to open a sticker shop – details will be out soon!

In this post, I will teach you to draw a bowl of ramen noodles step by step.

This is what you’ll learn by the end of this post:

You've officially learned how to draw a bowl of ramen noodles

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How to draw a bowl of ramen noodles step by step – Easy tutorial for beginners

Please note that I’m using Procreate and drawing this digitally.

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I talk more about how I got started with digital art here.

You can use any tool you want to make this drawing because the process is basically the same. You can use color pencils, pens or crayons – it’s completely your choice!

Let’s begin.

Step 1: Draw the bowl

Let’s just start by drawing the bowl first.

Draw a large semi-circle – this will be your bowl.

Draw a semicircle, this will be your bowl

Next, draw a huge oval shape on top of the bowl – inside this oval we are going to draw our ramen noodles and toppings.

Draw an oval over the bowl

We’ve finished drawing the bowl; let’s draw all the contents inside the bowl.

Step 2: Draw the ramen noodles and other toppings in the bowl

Let’s start by drawing a boiled egg cut in half inside the bowl – just draw 2 ovals and draw 2 circles inside them – this will be our boiled eggs.

Use simple shapes and if possible, try to overlap one egg over the other – this will make your ramen noodles look more organic and natural.

draw 2 boiled eggs in the bowl

Now, let’s start drawing the noodles.

On the opposite side of the bowl, draw little wavy lines like this – pretend you’re drawing waves in an ocean. Just draw 3 concentric lines so that it looks like the noodles are together.

Start drawing the noodle strands

Now, draw more noodle lines next to the previous pattern but change the direction of the lines. The idea behind drawing good ramen noodles is to keep the lines versatile but in groups!

Draw more noodles

Once you’re done, draw some small round peas under the eggs, next to the noodles.

Draw peas under the eggs

Now, most of your ramen noodles bowl is filled. You can draw the most fun part of the noodle bowl now – the fish cakes also called Narutos.

Draw 2 small narutos next to the eggs.

Pretend you’re drawing clouds but make them circular. We’re not going to color it now, let’s finish drawing the ramen noodles first!

Draw 2 naruto fish cakes next to the eggs

Once you’re drawn the narutos, draw more ramen noodles and finish filling the bowl completely.

Draw more noodles in the bowl

You’re nearly done.

By the way, if you really like drawing food, check out these sweet kawaii food drawing books.

You can add more texture and color to your noodles by drawing little balls inside the noodles – this can be the flavoring and if you like coloring – this will make your noodles more colorful!

So draw some small flakes inside the noodles like this:

Add little circles in the seasoning

Lastly, draw 2 chopsticks on the side of the noodles – just draw 2 long sticks and these will become your chopsticks – this will make your ramen noodles look more authentic!

Draw 2 chopsticks at the side

You can leave it like this or make your ramen noodles more kawaii by adding a small face on the bowl – just draw 2 small circles and a small “u” shaped mouth on the bowl of ramen noodles.

Draw a small cute kawaii face on the bowl

And now, we’ve finished drawing the bowl of ramen noodles.

You can color it any which way you want, or you can follow my steps below to color it step by step!

Step 3: Color the bowl of ramen noodles

I’m going to start by coloring the boiled eggs. Leave the egg whites if you want to keep them white or add a light cream color to your egg whites.

Color the egg yolks yellow and use a darker yellow or orange to add highlights inside the egg yolks – this will make the egg yolks look runny.

Color the boiled eggs

Now, to color the fish cakes (narutos), take a rose pink and add a swirly line inside each naruto – this will make the fish cakes look very real!

Color the naruto fish cakes

Now it’s time to color the noodles.

You can color your noodles yellow and use different shades of yellow to color noodles – this will make your bowl of ramen noodles look more colorful and distinct.

I’m also going to color the peas.

Color the noodles yellow

Next, color the flavoring any color you want – you can use red and orange because this will make your noodles pop with color!

Color the seasoning

Next, color the chopsticks – you can color the chopsticks camel brown.

Color the chopsticks brown

Now you can color the bowl any color you want.

I’m going to color the bowl a peachy pink. Because pink is one of my favorite colors. I’m also going to add 2 blush spots to the bowl using the bonobo brush, which is free in Procreate.

Color the bowl any color you want

Last, I’ll just add some highlights – you can do this if you’re drawing digitally – see my post here on how I color digital art to understand how I do this.

You've officially learned how to draw a bowl of ramen noodles

And voila! We’ve learned how to draw and color a bowl of ramen noodles.

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute bowl of ramen noodles. You can even use this post as a ramen noodle drawing reference.

Check out these books if you’d like to learn to draw more cute things!

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 add 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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What do you need?

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.

Check it out here!

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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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