How to Draw an Apple

Follow these simple steps to draw a delicious apple! This fruit is not only a healthy snack, but also a fun subject to draw.

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Before start drawing your apple, you will need to gather a few supplies. You will need a pencil, some paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use a pencil sharpener to get a fine point on your pencil.


You will need a few supplies before you start drawing your apple. For this tutorial, we will be using a #2 pencil, an eraser, and a drawing paper.

If you do not have a #2 pencil, any pencil with similar properties will do. A #2 pencil has medium hardness and blackness, which is perfect for drawing and sketching. If you use a pencil that is too hard, your lines will be light and your shading will not be as dark. If you use a pencil that is too soft, your lines will be dark and difficult to erase.


You will need a piece of paper and something to draw with, such as a pencil, pen, or marker.


No matter what type of eraser you use, there are a few things to keep in mind when using them. First, when you erase, always erase lightly. Pressing too hard can actually damage the paper and make it difficult to draw on later. Second, be careful not to leave eraser shavings on your drawing. These can be hard to remove and can make your drawing look messy.

Here are different types of erasers you may want to try:

-Kneaded eraser: This type of eraser is made from a soft, pliable material that can be molded into any shape. It’s great for precision erasing and can be used to pick up light pencil marks without damaging the paper.

-Art gum eraser: This soft eraser is similar to the kneaded eraser but is a little less pliable. It’s also good for precision work and won’t damage the paper.

-Pencil top erasers: These small, round erasers are attached to the end of most pencils. They’re good for general purpose erasing but aren’t very precise.

-Vinyl erasers: These firm but flexible erasers are good for general purpose use and will do a good job of removing pencil Marks without damaging the paper.

Sketching the apple

To draw an apple, start by drawing a small circle for the apple’s bottom. Next, add a curved line above the circle for the apple’s side. Then, draw another curved line on the other side of the apple for the other side. Finally, add a stem and leaves on top.

Draw a circle

Start by drawing a circle. This will be the apple’s basic shape. Remember to make the circle as smooth as possible.

Draw an oval for the apple’s base

To start, sketch an oval for the apple’s base. The oval doesn’t have to be perfect—it can be as wobbly as you like. Just make sure that the oval is somewhat flat on the bottom so that the apple can sit without rolling over.

Draw a stem

To start, let’s draw the apple’s stem. Begin by drawing a small vertical line. This will be the center of the stem. On each side of the stem, draw a small horizontal line for the twigs. Then, connect the two lines at the top with a curved line. Repeat this step on the other side of the stem.

Shading the apple

When shading an apple, it’s important to keep in mind the different values of light and dark. The lightest areas will be where the light is hitting the apple directly, and the darkest areas will be in the shadow. You can use a light source to help you determine where the light and dark areas are.

Decide on the light source

When you are ready to begin shading your apple, decide on the light source. This will help you determine where the lightest areas of the apple will be, and where the darkest areas will be. Once you have decided on the light source, you can begin to add shadows to your drawing.

To create the illusion of a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface, you will need to add shadows. Shadows are created when an object blocks light. The part of the object that is farthest from the light source will appear darkest, because less light is reaching it. The part of the object that is closest to the light source will appear lighter, because more light is reaching it. By adding shadows to your drawing, you can give your apple a sense of volume and make it look more realistic.

There are several different ways that you can shade your apple. You can use pencils of different weights, or you can use a range of gray tones to create different effects. Experiment with different shading techniques until find one that you are comfortable with.

Add shadows

When you’re finished adding the highlights, it’s time to add shadows. These areas will be the darkest parts of your apple. To create shadows, use a dark pencil or charcoal. Start by lightly sketching in the basic shape of the shadow, then fill it in with darker marks. Remember to leave some light areas within the shadow, as this will give your apple more dimension. Be careful not to make the shadows too dark, as this will make your apple look flat.

Add highlights

With a light touch, add some highlights to the apple. These will be the brightest areas on the fruit. Use a very light touch with the pencil to draw these highlights. They should be white or very light gray. Do not press too hard or the highlights will be too dark.

Finishing touches

After sketching out your apple, it’s time to start adding in the details. In this section, we’ll show you how to add shading, highlights, and shadows to give your apple some dimension. We’ll also go over how to add a stem and leaves, and how to position your apple in the drawing.

Add details like the apple’s seeds

Once you have the basic shape of the apple drawn out, it’s time to add some realism by adding in details like the apple’s seeds. To do this, first draw a small circle in the middle of the apple. This will be the seed. Next, draw a few small lines radiating out from the seed to create the seed’s ridges. Finally, add a few small dots around the seed to indicate where the apple’s other seeds are.

Sign your name

The final step to drawing your apple is to add your signature. This will make the apple look more realistic and complete. If you’re not sure how Sign your name, you can ask a friend or family member for help.

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