Today we will show you how to draw an apple and colorize it with realistic shadows and highlights. However, if you want to draw a cartoon apple, we start off showing you that way first…then move on to more realistic painting and shading techniques. . Learn how to draw an apple with the following simple step to step tutorial.
How to Draw an Apple with Easy Step by Step Drawing Tutorial
First, start off the apple by lightly drawing an oval and three lines.
Use the basic shapes from the last step to draw the outline of the apple with a letter ‘m’ shape at the bottom.
Draw a curved line at the top of the apple. Then draw an oval or a lima bean shape above the apple and draw two inward slanted lines towards the curved line.
Lightly draw some basic shapes that make up the apple’s leaf – an oval, triangle, and a curved line.
Use basic shapes of a leaf to draw an actual shape of a leaf.
If you were to make a cartoon apple, you might want to add a highlight that looks like a capital letter ‘D’ shape.
Use colored pencils or watercolors or pastels to put some yellows and oranges down on you paper.
Now add some reds to the apple, green to the leaf and brown to the stem.
Then add some darker reds in the apple, green in the leaf and brown in the stem.
Keep adding darker colors to the places where I have and also add some whites for highlights.
Smudge all the colors together to make it look realistically shadowed and then add some gray at the bottom corner for a shadow. Add pinkish dots all over the apple and some light green lines in the leaf for veins. Also erase the black line, I didn’t but you should. I hope that this tutorial helped you to draw an apple and that you had a lot of fun 🙂