How to Draw an Apple Step by Step

This step by step tutorial shows how to draw an apple for beginners and includes very simple illustrated examples for each step.

Apple drawing step by step
Apple drawing step by step

The type of apple drawn for this tutorial will be a Red Delicious.

Step 1 – Draw a Basic Outline of the Apple

Apple outline drawing
Apple outline drawing

Using a pencil make a light outline drawing of the shape of the apple. Red Delicious apples tend to have a wider top and get narrower towards the bottom with bumps on the verry end. Draw accordingly.

Step 2 – Draw the “Indent” at the Top of the Apple

Apple top drawing
Apple top drawing

For this short step simple draw a sort of “wave” shape for the top part of the apple.

Step 3 – Draw the Petiole

Apple petiole drawing
Apple petiole drawing

Now add the petiole (the part that connects the apple to the branch). Draw it slightly thinner towards the bottom and wider towards the top.

Step 4 – Draw the Leaf

Apple with leaf drawing
Apple with leaf drawing

Attached to the petiole draw the outer shape of the apple leaf. You can draw the main shape of the leaf with two curves and the midrib/petiole sections (middle of the leaf) with two more curved lines.

Step 5 – Finish the Line Drawing

Apple line drawing
Apple line drawing

Finally add some veins to the leaf to finish the line drawing. Draw the veins going from the midrib towards the outer edges of the leaf (but not touching) in smooth curves. Try and place some of the veins in slightly different places instead of just on opposite ends of one another. This will make the leaf look more natural.

After you are done with the veins you can either go over your drawing with a black pen/marker or simply darken the lines with a pencil.

Step 6 – Color the Apple

Apple drawing
Apple drawing

For some very simple color make the apple red and the leaf green. To show that the apple has a shiny surface leave small white spot for the highlight (light reflected from the smooth surface of the apple).

Conclusion

This tutorial shows a simple way to draw a Red Delicious apple by taking its most defining characteristics. For more similar tutorials also check: