How to Draw Broccoli Step by Step

This tutorial shows how to draw broccoli in six steps. It includes simple slightly stylized examples and quick drawing instructions.

Broccoli drawing step by step
Broccoli drawing step by step

Broccoli generally has a lot of random shapes and small parts making it fairly difficult to draw. However it can be much easier to draw a more stylized example such as this one and it can still look very nice.

It’s recommended that you start the line drawing part of this tutorial with a pencil. You can (optionally) switch to a black pen/marker later on.

Step 1 – Draw the Crown of the Broccoli

Broccoli crown drawing
Broccoli crown drawing

Start by drawing the outline of the broccoli’s crown and be sure to leave enough room below it for the stem. Shape it a bit like a cloud with many curves of different sizes.

Make the top a bit more “puffed up” and the bottom a little more flat.

Step 2 – Draw the Trunk/Stems

Broccoli stems drawing
Broccoli stems drawing

Very similar to a tree trunk splitting into branches draw the trunk of the broccoli splitting into stems. In this case there will be three of them, one for the middle and two bending to each side.

Step 3 – Draw Some Florets

Broccoli florets drawing
Broccoli florets drawing

The little bunches of flowers buds on a broccoli are collected into florets. Draw clumps of these with smaller cloud like shapes inside the main outline of the crown.

Start by drawing a large one above the stems.

Step 4 – Add More Details/Florets

Broccoli details drawing
Broccoli details drawing

Sticking out from behind the first clump of florets draw a few more. You can again add these with a bunch of different sized curves.

Step 5 – Finish the Line Drawing

Broccoli line drawing
Broccoli line drawing

Finally add a few more random curves along the bottom of the broccoli crown. Afterwards go over your drawing with a black pen, marker or darker pencil lines.

Step 6 – Color the Broccoli

Broccoli drawing
Broccoli drawing

To color the broccoli you can simply make the crown a dark green and the trunk/stems a light green. It should be fairly easy to color it using just about anything. You can do it with markers, colored pencils, paints or some combination of these.

For markers you may need two different color variants.

If coloring with colored pencils you can get the lighter/darker greens by simply applying more or less pressure to the pencil. If coloring with water colors you can again just add more water for the lighter green and less for the dark green.

Conclusion

Drawing realistic looking broccoli can be very time consuming and difficult. Stylizing an object like in this tutorial can make it much simpler to draw while still keeping it fairly obvious as to what it is.

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