How to Draw Cherries Step by Step

This step by step tutorial shows how to draw cherries for beginners. It also provides simple but detailed illustrations for each step.

Cherries drawing step by step
Cherries drawing step by step

Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shapes of the Cherries

Cherries outline drawing
Cherries outline drawing

It’s a good idea to start the cherry drawing using light pencil lines.

Draw the actual shapes of the cherries as sort of “circles” that had their tops slightly pushed inwards. Another way to view them is as sort of “tall beans”.

Step 2 – Draw the Petioles

Cherries petioles drawing
Cherries petioles drawing

Add some “indents” with wave like shapes towards the top of the cherries and from those draw the petioles (the parts that the cherries hang from). You can simply draw these as two sets of curves that join some distance above the cherries.

Step 3 – Draw the Petioles Top

Cherries petioles top drawing
Cherries petioles top drawing

For this short step draw the tiny part that joins the petioles to the branch. usually these tend to be fairly uneven in shape.

Step 4 – Draw the Leaf

Cherries with leaf drawing
Cherries with leaf drawing

Now draw the leaf. You can can draw the main shape of the leaf with just two curved lines. You can also draw the midrib (middle of the leaf) that transitions into the leafs petiole with who more sets of curved lines. The midrib/petiole should be wider towards their bases and thinner towards their ends.

Step 5 – Finish the Line Drawing

Cherries line drawing
Cherries line drawing

Finish the line drawing by adding the veins to the leaf. Draw the veins as curves that go from the midrib towards the outer edges of the leaf. Afterwards go over your line drawing the either darker pencil lines, pen or marker.

Step 6 – Color the Drawing

Cherries drawing
Cherries drawing

 

You can color the drawing using just about anything (markers, colored pencils, paint, etc…). Simply make the cherries red and the leaves green but leave some small white areas on the cherries for the highlights. As cherries tend to have a fairly smooth surface they will tend to have shape and bright highlights/reflections.

Conclusion

This is a fairly simple tutorial but if done right you can still end up with a very nice looking drawing of cherries. If you like this tutorial you should also check: