This six step tutorial shows how to draw a pear. It includes simple line drawing and coloring examples along with quick tips.
The focus of the tutorial is on creating a simple but nice looking drawing. You can see a preview of the illustrations that accompany the different steps in the image above.
Start the tutorial in pencil and make light, easy to erase lines as you will need to do a bit of erasing in one of the steps. Drawing in pencil will also allow you to easily correct mistakes. You can trace over your lines with a black pen or marker later on.
Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Pear
Start the drawing with a simple outline. Pears are generally similar in shape to a light bulb with a somewhat round bottom portion and a smaller/narrower section at the top. Keep this in mind and draw accordingly (as shown in the example). You can also add a tiny indent at it’s the very bottom.
Step 2 – Draw the Stem
For this step add a small wave like shape near the top of the pear and from it draw the stem. You will need to erase a little bit of the pear’s outline and draw the stem through the opening. Make it fairly small in relation to the rest of the pear. Also make it wider towards the base, then a little narrower and again wider towards the top.
Step 3 – Add a Leaf
Now draw the leaf. You can define it’s outer shape with two curves. Connect it to the pear with the stem (petiole) that should then transition into the midrib. You can define both of these with a pair of curved lines that are farther apart as the base and eventually come together close to the leaf’s tip. You can also add a tiny curve at at their very base to join the two together.
Step 4 – Finish the Line Drawing
To finish the line drawing of the pear first add some veins to the leaf. When drawing these try and place them in slightly different locations on each side of the midrib. This will make the leaf look more natural. Draw each vein with either a curve or a bit of a “wave” in it’s shape.
Once done adding the veins you can go over the entire drawing with either darker pencil lines or a black pen/marker.
Step 5 – Color the Drawing
For some basic color simply fill the entire area of the pear (excluding a white spot for the highlight) with yellow, the leaf with green and the stem with a brown. You can use whatever coloring option you prefer to do this (paint, colored pencils, markers, etc…).
You may also want to outline the highlight (light reflection) before coloring. Just to make sure that you don’t accidentally go over it.
Step 6 – Add Some Gradient
Finally to make the pear look a little bit nicer use a colored pencil to add some red on one of its sides. Blend the red to be darker towards the outer edge and lighter towards the middle (until it fades into the yellow).
Once done you should have a finished drawing of the pear.
This tutorial shows a simple way to draw a pear. By giving your drawing just the right amount of detail you can make it look quite nice without it being too complex and difficult to draw. Hopefully you’ve found it easy enough to be able to follow along without too much trouble.
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