This tutorial shows an easy way to draw a raspberry in eight steps with detailed illustrated examples and simple explanations.
Raspberries can be a little bit difficult to draw due to the many little bits that they are comprised of. In order to help this tutorial offers a detailed step by step approach that should make the drawing process easier to understand. You can see a preview of the steps in the image above.
Start the tutorial in pencil and make light lines as you will need to erase some small parts of the raspberry when adding the sepals (the little leaves at the top). You can darken your lines later on with a black pen or marker.
Step 1 – Draw the Top Row of the Drupelets of the Raspberry
Begin by outlining the top row of the little bits the raspberry consists of called the durpelets. Draw these just a tiny bit lower down as they go off to the sides.
Step 2 – Draw the Middle Top Row
Coming out from underneath the top row of the drupelets add the next one as shown in the above examples. You can draw these slightly more condensed (squashed together) than the previous one so that this row is slightly narrower.
Step 3 – Draw the Middle Bottom Row
Add yet another row of drupelets and make these slightly smaller and again more condensed than the previous row.
Step 4 – Draw the Bottom Row
Finally add the bottom row of just three drupelets as in the example. A good bit of their upper portion should be covered by the previous row, more so than for the rest.
Once done with the this row you should have a basic outline of the raspberry. If you are happy with how it looks you can move on to the next step.
Step 5 – Draw the Front Sepals
At the top of the raspberry add a pair of sepals (the little leafs that raspberries have at the top). Their combined shapes should look similar to a moustache.
You will also need to erase a little bit of the drupelets at the top when adding them.
Step 6 – Draw the Back Sepals
Add a few more of the sepals coming out from behind the two at the front (as shown in the example above).
Step 7 – Draw the Stem and Finish the Line Drawing
Finally add a little stem coming out of the middle of the sepals. Draw this slightly narrower towards the base and wider towards the top.
Once done with the stem again confirm that your drawing looks good and trace over it with a black pen, marker or darker pencil lines.
Step 8 – Color the Raspberry
To color the raspberry make the little bit at the top green and make the berry itself pink. Also leave a few white highlight (light reflections) in a couple of the drupelets as in the example. You can very lightly outline these in pencil before coloring to help make sure you don’t accidentally go over them.
It may be a bit difficult to find a good approach to drawing a raspberry but hopefully you’ve found the method shown in this tutorial helpful.
For more similar tutorials also see the following:
- How to Draw a Strawberry Step by Step
- How to Draw Blueberries Step by Step
- How to Draw Grapes Step by Step
- How to Draw Cranberries Step by Step