How to Draw an Eggplant Step by Step

This tutorial shows an easy way to draw an eggplant step by step. Each step includes simple line drawing or coloring examples.

Eggplant drawing step by step
Eggplant drawing step by step

Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Eggplant

Eggplant outline drawing
Eggplant outline drawing

Start the eggplant drawing with  simple outline of its shape. Eggplants tend to be wider towards their tip and narrower towards their base (side that is attached to the vine). Try and draw the eggplant with smooth curves without any sharp twists or edges.

Step 2 – Draw the Calyx

Eggplant calyx drawing
Eggplant calyx drawing

For this step add the calyx. The part at the top of the eggplant that includes its small crown like shape of leaves. You can draw these leaves with just a few curved lines.

You can erase any parts of the eggplant where the drawing is overlapped by the calyx.

Step 3 – Finish the Line Drawing

Eggplant line drawing
Eggplant line drawing

Add the petiole (part of the eggplant attached to the vine). Generally eggplants tends to have fairly thick petioles so draw accordingly.

Once done go over your drawing with darker lines. You can do this by either simply darkening them with the pencil or by going over the light pencil draw with a black pen or marker.

Step 4 – Color the Eggplant

Eggplant drawing
Eggplant drawing

For some very simple color (you can use paints, colored pencils or markers) make the eggplant itself purple and the calyx and petiole green.

When coloring the eggplant leave one or two white areas for the highlights. These will help show that the eggplant has a smooth and reflective surface.

Conclusion

An eggplant is a fairly interesting looking but easy to draw vegetable. Even with a simple line drawing an basic color with no shading you can still have a very nice looking drawing.

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