This short four step tutorial shows how to draw a tomato. It can be great for beginners and those who want a fun and easy drawing guide.
Above you can see a preview of the four steps that the drawing consists of.
You should start the tutorial in pencil and make light lines as you will need to erase a little bit of the tomato’s outline when adding in the stem. Light lines will also make it easier to correct mistakes.
For coloring the tomato you may want to have some markers, paints or colored pencil. Red and green in particular.
Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Tomato
Begin the tomato drawing by first making an outline of it’s main shape. make it’s bottom half somewhat close in shape to half circle but draw the top looking like it’s been somewhat flattened.
Step 2 – Draw the Little Leaves (Sepals)
Towards the upper/middle outline from the previous step draw some tiny leaves (called sepals). (around the area where the tomato is attached to the plant). In this example there will be five of them that form a star like shape.
You can draw each leaf with just two lines. Make them slightly narrower towards the base then wider towards the middle and finally narrower again ending with pointy tips.
Step 3 – Add the Stem & Finish the Line Drawing
For this final step of the line drawing first add the stem. Draw it coming up from the middle of the leaves and make it slightly wider as it goes up (as shown in the example). You can erase the small bits of the drawing where it overlaps the lines from the previous steps.
Once you have the stem and feel that your drawing looks good you can trace over with either a black pen or a tin black marker. Alternatively you can also darken your lines by pressing harder on the pencil.
You should have a finished line drawing of the tomato once done.
Step 4 – Color the Tomato
As mentioned at the start of the tutorial you can use anything you like to color your drawing (colored pencils, paints, markers, etc…).
Make the tomato red and the leaves green. When coloring the tomato leave a small white highlight (see example) on one of the sides. This will help show that it has a smooth and reflective surface. You may wish to lightly outline the white bit before coloring (in red or regular pencil) so that you don’t accidentally go over it.
This tutorial shows how you can make a fairly basic line drawing and add a bit of color to create a nice looking tomato. If you like these types of simple and easy drawing guides you can also try some of the following:
- How to Draw a Cucumber Step by Step
- How to Draw an Apple Step by Step
- How to Draw a Potato Step by Step
- How to Draw a Pizza Step by Step