Simple Pixel Art Tutorial – Ice Cream

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make a simple pixel ice cream. You can choose to have as many flavours of ice cream as you want, but I’m going to use the standard 3 flavours – strawberry, vanilla and chocolate.

The program which I used to make the ice cream was Microsoft Paint. The size of my canvas was 100 x 100, but you can use whatever size you want.

First, fully zoom in and draw the ‘rough sketch’ of the ice cream using the pencil tool.

Simple Pixel Art Tutorial - Ice Cream

It looks really ugly and weird, doesn’t it? Let’s make it look better by erasing the corners and extra unwanted lines of the ice cream sketch. Once you have done so, it should look something like this:

Step 2


It certainly does look better than the earlier one! Now, colour in the outline of the different flavours and the ice cream cone. It should look something like this:

Step 3


After that, colour in the ice cream scoops with a lighter colour of the outline. Start with the top scoop first.

Step 4


After that, colour the rest of the ice cream (including the cone)

Step 5


Once you are done with the colouring, it’s time for the shading. It depends on where you want your ‘sun’ to be. For me, mine would be at the top left side of the canvas. Then, you add in the shading. So your final product will be something like this (without the sun, of course.):

Step 6


If you want to add a background, you can. All you need to do is to open a new 100 x 100 canvas, decorate the background then copy the ice cream and paste it onto the background, and you’re done! Remember to select ‘Transparent Selection’ when you are copying and pasting the ice cream.


Making pixel art is really simple and enjoyable, too! I will be posting more tutorials in the future. I hope you enjoyed making your own pixel ice cream!

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