Yummy Ice Cream Acrylic Painting

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Materials needed

  • 1 pencil and eraser for the sketch
  • Canvas or Paper
  • Pallet or a normal plate
  • 3 Paintbrushes; Large one for the background, medium for the cone
    and scoops and fine for details
  • 1 cup with a bit of water to wash the brush in between colours or to dilute the paint when needed
  • Tissue paper to dry your paintbrushes when needed
  • Acrylic Paint



  • Using your canvas or white paper, draw an upside-down cone with a rounded border.
  • Draw the bottom scoop doing a shape like a cloud and leave a bit open at the top.
  • Repeat the same step for the middle scoop.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the top scoop leaving a space for the cherry.
  • Draw a small circle on top of the top scoop and do a little curved line for the cherry stem.
  • Draw curved lines in crosses in order to decorate your cone.


  • Background: Pick the colours you will use in your ice cream and use a different one for the background. Start painting the background using your large brush. We picked blue and mixed it with white, blending it in gently. Make sure you go around the silhouette or shape of the ice cream and avoid painting the inside of it with the background colour.
  • Ice cream: Using your medium brush, start painting from top to bottom for a cleaner finish.
  • Paint the cherry in red.
  • Going with the colours you have chosen, paint the top scoop, then the middle scoop and then the bottom scoop.
  • Paint the cone in brown mixing it with a bit of white so the inside is lighter, and then using a fine brush paint darker brown lines around the cone and inside like suggested in the illustration to give texture to the ice cream cone. (You can make brown by mixing red and green).
  • If you prefer, you can add some white highlights to the scoops.
  • Add sprinkles to the background using a fine paintbrush or the back of the brush stick, dipping it in the paint.

Well done, your artwork is ready!


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