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How to draw an apple with a pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

In today's drawing tutorial, we will learn how to draw an apple with a simple pencil. To do this, you need at least one soft simple pencil, and it is better to have two pencils of different softness, for example 2B and 6B.

How to draw an apple with a pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial

Step 1. Draw the shape of an apple using a square box.

Draw a square and divide it into four smaller squares as shown below. Inside the square, draw the shape of the apple.

How to draw an apple. Step 1. Draw the shape of an apple using a square box.

Step 2. Draw the apple leaves and the stick the apple hangs on.

In step 2, draw a stick and leaves above the apple.

How to draw an apple. Step 2. Draw the apple leaves and the stick the apple hangs on.

Step 3. Erase the auxiliary squares.

Erase extra lines, the apple drawing should look something like this.

How to draw an apple. Step 3. Erase the auxiliary squares.

Step 4. Hatch the darker spots on the apple and leaves.

Using a soft pencil, without pressing hard, mark the dark areas on our apple and its leaves.

How to draw an apple. Step 4. Hatch the darker spots on the apple and leaves.

Step 5. Continue hatching the apple drawing to show its volume.

In this step, continue hatching the apple drawing. Press harder on the pencil and draw the new lines along the already marked areas, while expanding them, making a transition between shades. To make the area darker, we can paint cross over, see the picture below (option a). Or first we draw parallel lines (option b), then on top of them, the same lines, only longer, and where to make a dark area also cross to cross (option c), a diluted option just below the main one (option d).

Draw the apple leaves in more detail making the edges of the leaves wavy.

How to draw an apple. Step 5. Continue hatching the apple drawing to show its volume.

Step 6. Hatching the middle part of the apple.

Hatch over the bottom of the apple and the side part. In the middle of the apple use just straight lines. It is not necessary to paint over much, because light shines on this side of the apple in our drawing.

How to draw an apple. Step 6. Hatching the middle part of the apple.

Step 7. Smear the hatching on the apple drawing to get the glossy look of an apple.

In the last step of our apple drawing tutorial, you can take a piece of cotton wool or use your finger, and smear the main part of the apple. Do not touch the leaves and the stick as they are not supposed to be glossy. The apple will turn out to be almost homogeneous. Where it is necessary to be darker, as we had before smearing, you can take a pencil and hatch again over and smear there, and so on until you are satisfied with the result.

Lastly, take the eraser and make a highlight on the apple, as in the picture.


How to draw an apple. Step 7. Smear the hatching on the apple drawing to get the glossy look of an apple.

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