How to Draw a Hot Pepper Step by Step

This step by step tutorial shows how to draw a hot pepper and includes very simple beginner friendly illustrated examples for each step.

Hot pepper drawing step by step
Hot pepper drawing step by step

Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Pepper

Hot pepper outline drawing
Hot pepper outline drawing

Begin by drawing the outer shape of the pepper. Generally hot peppers tend to have a fairly pointy tip and get slightly wider towards either their middle or top area.

Be sure to draw light lines for the first few steps of this tutorial as you will want to do some erasing later.

Step 2 – Draw the Calyx

Hot pepper calyx drawing
Hot pepper calyx drawing

Now add the calyx (the small green area at the top of the pepper). Generally these are shaped somewhat like an umbrella so that’s how you will want to draw them.

To may have to erase some of the top shape of the pepper from the previous step after you add the calyx to avoid having overlapping lines.

Step 3 – Finish the Line Drawing

Hot pepper line drawing
Hot pepper line drawing

Finally add the petiole (part that attaches the pepper to the plant) and go over your drawing with darker lines. You can do this either by simply pressing harder on the pencil or tracing over your drawing with a black pen or marker.

Step 4 – Color the Pepper

Hot pepper drawing
Hot pepper drawing

Finally color the drawing by making the pepper red and the calyx and petiole green. When coloring the pepper itself be sure to leave a couple areas for the highlights. As a pepper if fairly long any small curves in its shape are likely to create a separate highlight so to make the drawing look more natural add more than one. The highlights will also help show that the pepper has a shiny reflective surface even without adding any shading to the drawing.

Conclusion

Hot peppers (depending on your taste) may not be very fun to eat but they can be fun and easy to draw. For other similar tutorials see: