How to Draw a Cucumber Step by Step

This tutorial shows how to draw a cucumber in four easy steps. It provides simple drawing and coloring instructions along with illustrated examples.

Cucumber drawing step by step
Cucumber drawing step by step

A cucumber like the one in this example is very easy to draw but it’s still recommended that you start this tutorial in pencil and make light lines you can easily erase. This will make it easier to fix any potential mistakes.

Step 1 – Draw the Outline of the Cucumber

Cucumber outline drawing
Cucumber outline drawing

Begin by drawing the outline of the cucumber without any of the smaller details.

Draw it’s overall shape with a slight curve and make one end a little thicker than the other.

Step 2 – Draw the Smaller Details

Cucumber details drawing
Cucumber details drawing

Now add the little tip where the cucumber attaches to the vine (this should be on it’s thicker end). Afterwards draw a few lines that curve along the shape of the cucumber.

You can draw a pair along the top, a pair along the bottom and  pair along the middle. Another way to think of these sets is as basically one line with a break in the middle.

Step 3 – Draw the bumps

Cucumber line drawing
Cucumber line drawing

For this last step add some bumps that are so characteristic of these types of cucumbers.

Make the bumps inside the main outline of the cucumber similar in shape to ovals and circles but don’t fully connect their outline leaving one end open. This will make the bumps look lighter and more natural. Also be sure to draw the bumps of slightly different sizes with somewhat random placement. Afterwards also draw a few side way facing bumps along the main outer line of the cucumber.

Once done drawing the bumps go over your lines with a black pen/marker or simply darken them by pressing harder on the pencil.

Step 4 – Color the Cucumber

Cucumber drawing
Cucumber drawing

To color the cucumber use colored pencils (probably the easiest option). Fill most of it with green but make the tip of the narrower end yellow.

Blend the green and yellow to create a smooth transition between them.

Once done you should have a finished drawing of the cucumber.

Conclusion

This is a fairly short and simple tutorial as a cucumber is quite easy to draw. For more tutorials on drawing vegetables see: