This step by step tutorial shows how to draw a hot pepper and includes very simple beginner friendly illustrated examples for each step.
Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Pepper
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
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
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
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.
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:
- How to Draw a Carrot Step by Step
- How to Draw an Onion Step by Step
- How to Draw a Tomato Step by Step
- How to Draw a Potato Step by Step