Before we delve into the tutorial, let me assure you that we won’t settle for just an oval and call it an egg. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the process of drawing a sunny-side-up egg with intricate details. You’ll be able to master this technique in no time, and I’m excited to share it with you.
Why You Need a Reference Image
Before we begin, it’s important to note that using a reference image can be extremely helpful, especially if you’re still developing your drawing skills. To guide you through the process, I’ve provided a simple image of a cooking egg as a reference.
Keep in mind that an egg consists of a circular yolk and egg whites with rounded and jagged edges. This drawing doesn’t require rigid lines; all you’ll need is a pencil and an eraser.
Step-by-Step Guide: Drawing an Egg
Step 1: Drawing the Yolk
Let’s start by drawing the yolk. This allows us to fill in the egg whites more freely, without trying to fit an awkwardly shaped circle inside. The yolk is a simple circle that doesn’t have to be perfectly symmetrical. It can have a wavy outline.
Step 2: Adding the Egg Whites
Next, draw the egg whites around the yolk. Keep the line about 5 – 7 cm away from the yolk, and make sure the line is wavy and extends around it. Start with a small area before continuing with the rest of the drawing.
Step 3: Extending the Egg Whites
Continue drawing the egg whites by extending the wavy line towards the left. Gradually move the line further away from the yolk to create a more accurate representation.
Step 4: Finalizing the Drawing
Complete your drawing by turning the line down towards the rest of the image until it connects with the starting point. At this stage, your egg drawing is almost complete. You just need to add a few more details before moving on to coloring.
Adding Final Details
Take a closer look at the reference image, and you’ll notice that it highlights a part of the yolk. Draw a small shape resembling a jelly bean in the upper corner of the yolk to represent this detail. Color the yolk a bright yellow, leaving the inside of the jelly bean shape white to create a reflective effect.
Conclusion: Unlocking Your Drawing Potential
I hope you found this simple egg drawing tutorial enjoyable and easy to follow. As a beginner artist, it’s crucial to practice by drawing various subjects, even those that seem simple. With time and practice, you’ll gain valuable experience that will allow you to tackle intricate and detailed images.
Feel free to leave a comment below and suggest other drawing guides you’d like me to create. I’ll do my best to add them to my publishing schedule soon.
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