How to Draw an Orange

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil

  • Paper

  • Colored pencils or markers

Draw an Orange

Fruits are great objects to use for practicing your drawing skills. An orange is one of the easiest to begin with because it is a simple round shape--almost a perfect circle. The simple shapes of an orange are the circle, a small rectangle at the top for the stem, and a simple leaf shape, so within a few minutes, you'll be able to draw an orange that looks good enough to eat.

Step 1

Draw a circle to start your orange. Draw it slow and don't make it too perfect. Remember, orange skin has a few bumps and ridges along the way. If it is a little uneven and asymmetrical, that's fine. Make the top just a little bit flat, as this is where the stem should go.

Step 2

Make your stem. This is easy. You can draw it as it appears in the example image, a rectangular shape that is rounded on both edges, or you can draw it as just a rectangular shape with harder edges.

Step 3

Draw lines coming out from the stem just as an actual orange has. Don't draw the lines perfectly straight or even. Give them a little bit of imperfection. Color in your stem.

Step 4

Draw your leaf. Make a simple leaf shape, and draw a line right through the middle of it. Now draw lines coming out from it on both sides as in the example image.

Step 5

Color your orange with a colored pencil or marker. Now color your leaf and you are done. Doesn't it look good enough to eat?

Tip

You may also want to add an orange blossom.