The still-life has a rich tradition throughout the history of art.
Many artists have managed to put their own creative spin on a selection of inanimate objects sitting on a table, and the most common subject for this is a bowl of fruit.
Fruit is often chosen because of the various shapes, textures and colors on display. This variety can also make it hard to learn how to draw fruits, however.
Luckily, you don’t have to be Picasso to learn how to do it, and you’re on the right guide!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw fruit will let you unleash your inner artist.
How to Draw Fruits – Let’s get Started!
We will be drawing quite a wide array of fruit in this guide on how to draw fruits! In this first part, we will be starting with the orange, lemon and pear.
You may want to start with the lemon, as it will be the closest to us as the viewer. You will be drawing this lemon with some curved lines, and it will have a small bulge with a small bit of stalk on top.
Then, you will use more rounded lines for the orange and the pear, and these fruits will have larger stalks with a leaf on top.
We won’t be drawing the bases of the fruits for now, so you’re ready to move on!
Step 2 – Draw an apple and a strawberry
In this second part of your fruits drawing, we will be adding two more fruits. First, there will be a strawberry on the left-hand side of the bowl.
Then, there will be an apple in front of all the other fruits, as shown in the reference image. The apple will also have a large stalk with a leaf on it.
These fruits also won’t have bases to them yet, but we will be adding them soon!
Step 3 – Now, draw a watermelon for your fruits drawing
This bowl of fruits is starting to look great already! In this third step of our guide on how to draw fruits, we will be adding one more fruit.
This one will be a watermelon, which you will draw with two straight lines. Then, you can add lots of small rounded shapes inside the watermelon for the seeds poking out of it.
That’s all there is to it for this step, so it’s on to part 4!
Step 4 – Next, draw a peach for your bowl of fruit
It’s time to keep building onto your bowl of fruit for this part of your fruits drawing! This time we will be drawing a peach, which you can use a round line to draw.
Then, there will be a curved line inside it along with another small stalk and leaf. That just leaves one more fruit and a few final details to add, and we will do these parts in the next few steps!
Step 5 – Now, you can draw the final fruit
There’s just one more fruit to add in this guide on how to draw fruits! To finish it off, we will be adding some bananas to the space that’s left on the right-hand side.
To draw these, you will be using some curved lines for the bodies of the bananas with a thin stalk on top. Then, you can use a small cubed shape at the end to show where the bananas are connected.
Step 6 – Draw the final details and elements
You’re almost ready to have some coloring fun with your fruits drawing! There are just a few things to add before you do this, however, so let’s take care of them now.
The main thing to add will be the plate that the fruit is sitting on. To do this, draw a thin, long shape underneath the base of the fruits.
Then, use another long, curved line underneath it for the base of the plate.
That will do it for the details in this guide, but before you move on you should feel free to add any extra details of your own!
Perhaps you could add even more fruit or other objects or create a cool background. How will you finish off the drawing before the final step?
Step 7 – Finish off your fruits drawing with some color
That brings you to the final step of this guide on how to draw fruits! You’ve done a great job drawing this image, so now you get to relax with some fun coloring to finish it off.
We’ve used the typical coloring for each fruit in our reference image, so that gives you a reference point as you color.
Even if you keep the colors more realistic, there are lots of ways that you can inject even more colors into this picture.
You could color some brown or green spots onto the fruits for one idea or use some subtle coloring to add some texture detail.
Additionally, if you drew any background details then you can use your favorite colors for that as well!
We mentioned that still-lives are common in art history, so you could also experiment with using mediums such as acrylic paints or watercolors to stick to that tradition!
These are just two of many mediums you could use, so how will you color in this amazing picture?
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With this fruits sketch, we added a good variety of different kinds of fruits to make the image more dynamic. Even though we squeezed in many fruits, there are many more that could still be added!
If you have some favorite fruits that you love or think would look good here, then you should certainly add them. Whether they are big or small, each addition will bring something new to the composition.
The examples we have in this drawing of fruits looks great, but once you have added any other fruits you want you could add other food as well!
These could be anything that you think would work well with this picture. Maybe you’d want to add some vegetables or even some meat such as a roast chicken.
There are no wrong answers, and anything you think would look good would be a great idea! What are some other kinds of food you could add?
Of course, you don’t have to stick to just food while you finish off this fruits drawing. There are many other objects and characters you could add.
For instance, you could add some humans to the mix, and they could even be modeled on yourself! There could be a person standing by the fruits and about to take a bite out of one.
That’s one idea, but you could even add different objects like crockery or cutlery. What else could you add?
Portraying fruits in still life pictures is a beloved tradition in art. These still lives have been created in every medium and style imaginable, and you could use any of these for your fruits sketch!
When personalizing your creation, you could try out some unique styles, colors and art tools as you finish it. You could even get really abstract with it and create something truly unique.
Also, don’t be afraid to mix different art tools, mediums and styles together to finish with something really special.
Your Fruits Drawing is Complete!
You should be very proud of the incredible drawing you have ended up with at the close of this guide on how to draw fruits!
While still-life drawings may be common in art, that doesn’t always mean that drawing these fruits is easy when you sit down to try it.
We hope that this guide showed you that it can be not only much easier than expected but also way more fun than you thought it would be!
Now you can add your own extra details, touches and elements to really put your own spin on it!
That along with the colors and art mediums you use gives you a lot of freedom with how you can personalize this fruits drawing.
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