September 03, 2020 3 min read

marshmallow clipart

Hi everybody, welcome to a new NIL-Tech drawing tutorial: "Marshmallow". The marshmallow is a candy usually made of sugar or corn syrup, water, gelatin that has been pre-softened in hot water, dextrose, and flavorings, whipped to a squishy consistency. Marshmallows are used in several kinds of sweets, on foods, and with some drinks such as hot chocolate.


Here are some interesting facts about Marshmallows:

1. Marshmallow was made from the mallow plant (Althaea Officinalis) that grows wild in marshes. The term marshmallow was derived both from the native home of the plant and the plant name. Mallow is native to Asia and Europe and has been naturalized in America. In Egypt, people squeezed sap from the mallow plant and also mixed it with nuts and honey. Yet no one knows what the candy looked like in those times.

2. The French were introduced to marshmallows in the early to mid-1800s. Owners of small candy stores whipped sap from the mallow root into a fluffy candy mold. This time-consuming process was typically done by hand. Candy shops had a tough time keeping up with the demand. Candy makers started looking for a new procedure to make marshmallows and found the starch mogul system in the late 1800s. It allowed candy makers to make marshmallow mold and mildews made of modified cornstarch. At this very same time, candy manufacturers replaced the mallow root with jelly and developed the steady marshmallow form.

3. In 1948, Alex Doumak revolutionized the procedure for making marshmallows. He developed as well as patented the extrusion procedure. This procedure includes taking the marshmallow components and running them with tubes. Then, ingredients are cut into equal pieces and also packaged. In the 1950s, marshmallows ended up being very popular in the USA and used in a range of food dishes.

4. Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows annually, about the same weight as 1,286 grey whales.

5. The largest Smore's ever weighed 1,600 pounds. Twenty thousand toasted marshmallows and also 7,000 delicious chocolate bars were used. The document was set on May 23, 2003.


In this tutorial, we used the following supplies:

  • B pencil
  • 5B pencil
  • colored pencils
    • ocher
    • brown
    • dark brown
    • blue
    • pink
  • White Vinyl Eraser
  • Kneaded Eraser
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Let's draw a cute Marshmallow step by step!


marshmallow fluff

Step 1. Draw a square — this is going to be a marshmallow, and two rectangles above and below — these are going to be cookies (pencil B).


toasted marshmallow

Step 2. Draw the cookies' shape over the rectangles (pencil B).


marshmallow cookies

Step 3. Over the square, draw chocolate smears above and below. Make the marshmallow shape more convex (pencil B).


marshmallow only

Step 4. Draw eyes, mouth, eyebrows, blush. Draw a heart to make the picture even cuter (pencil B).


salty marshmallow

Step 5. Erase all excess construction lines. Brighten the contour with a softer pencil (pencil 5B).


marshmallow frozen

Step 6. The first stage in coloring is to add the overall tone to all the elements. Except for the marshmallow itself, since it is white (ocher and brown colored pencils).


chocolate marshmallow

Step 7. Start coloring with the cookies. Make shadows with a brown pencil. With an ocher pencil, we brighten the light areas, thereby creating volume.


frozen marshmallow

Step 8. Repeat all parts from step 7 with the smears of chocolate, yet use dark brown instead (ocher and dark brown colored pencils).


peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream

Step 9. The final stage will be drawing the face and adding shadows on the marshmallows' sides to add more volume (ocher and brown colored pencils). Hatch the blushes, heart, and the eyes (blue and pink colored pencils).



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