How to 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.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil

  • Paper

  • Colored pencils or markers

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?


You may also want to add an orange blossom.