This step by step tutorial shows how to draw a pear. It includes simple line drawing and coloring examples for each step.
Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Pear
Start the drawing with a simple pencil outline of the pear. Keep the lines light so that you can easily erase them in case you make a mistake.
Pears are generally similar in shape to a light bulb with a somewhat round bottom portions and a cylinder like top. Keep this in mind when drawing the outer shape.
To make the pear look a little more natural and interesting you can also add a tiny indent at the very bottom middle its shape.
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. Make it fairly small in relation to the rest of the pair. Also make it wider towards the base, then a little narrower and then again a bit wider towards the tip.
Step 3 – Add a Leaf
Now draw the leaf. You can add the main shape of the leaf with two curves and it’s middle sections (midrib/petiole) with two more sets of curved lines. The middle section should be wider towards its base and thinner towards the end. You can also add a tiny curve at its very base to join the who lines.
Step 4 – Finish the Line Drawing
To finish the line drawing of the pear 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 a bit more natural. Also be sure to 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 or 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 light brown. You can use whatever coloring option you prefer to do this (paint, colored pencils, markers, etc…).
Step 6 – Add Some Gradient
Finally to make the pear look a little bit nicer you can use a colored pencil to add a small hint of red on one of its sides. Blend the red color 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.
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