Food

How to Draw a Hamburger

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Hello and welcome to another easy-to-follow 10-step tutorial! Today, we’re going to have another food-themed project: a hamburger!

Hamburgers are thought to have originated in Connecticut, in the United States—in fact, the average American eats three hamburgers a week. That’s a lot of hamburgers! Even though they are popular meals nowadays in America, they weren’t all that popular until the 1904 World’s Fair. Now, they are popular around the world, too.

Whether you prefer a hamburger, cheeseburger, or a veggie burger, we can all agree that these sandwiches are yummy and convenient foods, which is largely why they are so popular now. Have you ever had one?

With all that said, let’s get to drawing! Find some materials, a comfy spot, and keep on reading for Step 1. Happy drawing!

How to Draw a Hamburger — Let’s get started!

Preview of Hamburger drawing

Materials:

  • a piece of paper
  • a pencil for the guiding lines and sketching
  • an eraser
  • a black sharpie or a pen for the outlines
  • markers or colored pencils for coloring
  • our printable drawing guide (Join my Email List below to get this Tutorial)

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Time needed:

15 minutes.

Step 1 – Draw the top bun.

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 1 – Draw the top bun.

Of course, we have to have a big bun for the hamburger. This is partially what makes a hamburger a hamburger after all! About two-thirds of the way up the page, draw a semi-circle for the top bun. Make the corners a bit rounded. Good job!

Step 2  – Add lettuce to the hamburger.

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 2  – Add lettuce to the hamburger.

Part of what makes hamburgers so yummy is all the toppings you can put on! Typical toppings include lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and sometimes even pickles! In this step, we’re going to add lettuce.

Underneath the bun, draw a wavy line. Connect the edges back up to the bun. Make the wavy line a bit uneven to make it look realistic. Check out the photo!

Step 3 – Add detail to the lettuce.

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 3 – Add detail to the lettuce.

Let’s keep adding detail to the lettuce. Draw eight short lines, in pairs of two, on the lettuce. These show the folds of the soft leaf, making it look even more accurate to how lettuce looks in real life.

Step 4  – Add a tomato!

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 4  – Add a tomato!

Next on the topping list is a tomato. Simply draw a horizontal line just under the lettuce, and curve the edges up to connect it to the rest of the sandwich. Good job!

Step 5 – Draw a slice of cheese.

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 5 – Draw a slice of cheese.

Cheese is a super popular topping—although technically, a hamburger with cheese is called a cheeseburger!

Refer to the photo for this step. You’re going to draw four lines, the middle two being very wide (almost forming a V), to show perspective for the slice of cheese. Good job!

Step 6 – Add detail to the cheese.

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 6 – Add detail to the cheese.

Inside the perimeter (outside edge) of the cheese, draw a few more lines. This just creates a bit more texture to the cheese. No need to be perfect!

Step 7 – Draw the hamburger patty.

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 7 – Draw the hamburger patty.

Of course, our hamburger has to actually have a hamburger patty on it! Underneath the cheese, draw two wavy lines. It should look like it is a bit cut off by the slice of cheese. Check out the photo to see what we mean.

Step 8 – Draw the bottom bun!

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 8 – Draw the bottom bun!

We are almost done with constructing our hamburger. We just need to add the bottom bun! Underneath everything, draw a horizontal line that curves up at the edges, connecting it to the rest of the sandwich.

Now all of our toppings are held together by the bun, making it easy to eat!

Step 9 – Add a cute face!

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 9 – Add a cute face!

Let’s add a cute little face to our hamburger. We always like to have a bunch of personality in our drawings, after all! Draw two dots for eyes, about an inch apart. Next, draw a semi-circle centered beneath the eyes for a big smiling mouth.

Step 10 – Color in your creation!

How to Draw a Hamburger - Step 10 – Color in your creation!

Finally, let’s color in our drawing! If you want to be realistic, find some greens, reds, and oranges for the toppings. Or just have fun with it! Fill in the background while you’re at it.

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There you go! You’re all done. Are you hungry yet? We are! We love drawing with you for these tutorials and hopefully you learn some new facts and drawing techniques. If you had a good time, share it with friends who you think would enjoy it, too!

Thanks for drawing with us, as always. We have many more food tutorials, as well as people and animals as well. These are all nicely categorized on our site so you can easily find what you’re looking for! And, if you don’t see what you want, you can always leave us a comment.

Until next time!

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