This step by step tutorial shows how to draw a peach with a pair of leaves. Each step includes simple beginner friendly drawing examples and explanations.
The example is fairly simple without too many complex details. It shows how you can create a nice looking drawing of a peach that is not overly plain but at the same is reasonably easy to draw.
You can see a preview of the included drawing stages in the image above.
Start the tutorial in pencil and make light lines as you will need to erase a part of the drawing in one of the steps. You can darken them using a black pen or marker before coloring.
Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Peach
Begin by making a line drawing of the outer shape of the peach itself (without the leaves or any of the smaller details). In this position it will tend to be loosely similar to a circle but with a bump on the bottom and a somewhat “pushed in” looking top.
Step 2 – Draw the Split & Stem
For this step first add the “split” that peaches tend to have. Draw it as a curve along one of the sides going all the way to the top of the to and slightly past the center.
Coming out of the upper part of the split draw the stem. Make it fairly short (as peach stems usually are) and also make it narrower towards the bottom and slightly wider towards the top.
Step 3 – Draw the Leaves
From the stem draw two fairly long and thin leaves that sort of curve around the shape of the peach. One of the leaves will be pointed more forward covering part of the peach the other in the background slightly behind it.
After you finish drawing the outer shapes of the leaves erase the part of the peach covered by the forward leaf and draw a line through each one to show the midrib.
Step 4 – Finish the Line Drawing
To complete the line drawing portion of the tutorial draw the veins on each of the leaves. Add these as curves that go from each site of the midrib towards the outer edges of the leaf.
Once you have the veins look over your drawing to make sure you’re happy with it thus far. If so, trace over your lines with a black pen or marker. You can also simply darken them with the pencil instead.
Step 5 – Color the Peach
For the initial coloring step make the peach itself orange, the leafs green, and the stem brown. You can apply the color with just about anything (colored pencils, markers, paint, etc…).
Step 6 – Add Some Color Gradient
To make the peach look nicer and more interesting add some red to one of it’s sides. Make the red darker towards the edge and lighter towards the center.
An easy way to do this is with a red pencil. Blend the red over top of the orange and try and create as smooth a gradient as you can.
As you can see from this tutorial, you can create something that looks quite nice using a fairly simple line drawing and a few basic colors. Even a little thing like giving the peach some red can make it look a lot better and less plain.
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