How to Draw a Watermelon Slice Step by Step

This short and easy tutorial shows how to draw a water melon slice in four steps. It provides illustrated example along with drawing and coloring tips.

Watermelon slice drawing step by step
Watermelon slice drawing step by step

Step 1 – Draw the Outline of the Slice

Watermelon slice outline drawing
Watermelon slice outline drawing

Start by drawing the outline of the watermelon slice with light pencil lines. In this case it will be drawn in 3/4 view so one side of the outer skin will be visible.

The overall shape of the slice should be close to a half oval.

Step 2 – Draw the Rind

Watermelon slice rind drawing
Watermelon slice rind drawing

Again in pencil draw the rind by making a curved line that pretty much follows the shape of the slice.

Step 3 – Draw the Seeds & Finish the Line Drawing

Watermelon slice line drawing
Watermelon slice line drawing

Add the seeds as in a way where all of them combined form a curve similar to the rind. Draw them a good distance away from the rind itself and also don’t draw any too close to the top/middle of the slice. Also try and draw the seeds in a way where their tips point towards the middle of the slice.

Same as the previous steps use a pencil to draw the seeds.

Once done with the line drawing of the entire slice go over it with either darker pencil lines or a black pen/marker.

Step 4 – Color the Watermelon Slice

Watermelon slice drawing
Watermelon slice drawing

Color the watermelon slice by making the flesh red, the rind a light yellow/green, the outer skin a dark green and the seeds a dark brown. Inside of each seed leave a tiny white area for the highlight. This will make them look wet and shiny as watermelon seeds tend to be.

You can use paints or markers or colored pencils for the actual coloring process. If you want bright colors similar to the example then you may want to use markers or gouache paints.

If coloring with paintsyou can fully color the seeds brown, wait for that paint to dry and then add the little reflections with white paint over top.

Conclusion

A watermelon slice is fairly easy to draw. It can also look very nice and colorful once done. For other similar tutorial also see: