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Orange Drawing

If you’re craving nature’s perfect source of vitamin C, why not try drawing an orange instead? In this quick and easy tutorial, I’ll guide you through the process of creating your own orange masterpiece. So grab your supplies and let’s get started!

Orange Drawing Supplies

Before we begin, gather the following supplies:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Black pen
  • Circle to trace (e.g., jar lid, top of a mug or cup)
  • Markers
  • Ruler

Step 1: Trace the Orange Shape

Start by placing the object you’ll use to trace the circle in the center of your paper. Carefully trace around it with your pencil to create the outline of the orange. Next, move the object slightly to the right and trace only the bottom half of the circle. Finally, connect the sides of the half circle with a straight line using your ruler.

Step 1: Trace the orange shape

Step 2: Draw the Orange Peel

Using the same tracing object, move a bit inward from the left side of the orange and trace a shallower section of the circle. Stop tracing when you reach the right side line. For the last curved line, draw a parallel line that connects with the top of the orange segment.

Step 2: Draw the orange peel

Step 3: Refine the Outline

Erase all the lines in the background, leaving only the orange segment and part of the whole orange that’s not covered by the segment. Locate the middle of the top line of the orange segment and draw a dot there. Use your ruler to draw four straight lines, equally spaced, from the dot to the first curved line.

Step 3: Refine the outline

Step 4: Connect the Segments

Erase the dot and a little bit of the lines. Connect the individual orange segments with curving lines, and erase any extra lines that aren’t part of the final drawing.

Step 4: Connect the segments

Step 5: Add the Stem and Leaf

To complete the drawing, add a stem and leaf to the top of the orange. The stem should tilt up at an angle, while the leaf rests on the orange, covering up a portion of it. Erase any lines that are covered by the leaf.

Step 5: Add the stem and leaf

Step 6: Outline the Drawing

Grab your black pen and carefully trace over all the pencil lines to make them stand out.

Step 6: Outline the drawing

Step 7: Color Your Orange

Finally, use markers or crayons to color the entire orange. You can even add dots to create texture and make your drawing more realistic. And just like that, you’ve created an amazing orange drawing!

Step 7: Color your orange

My Favorite Drawing Supplies

If you’re looking to expand your artistic toolkit, here are some of my favorite drawing supplies:

  • Sketching Pencils
  • Kneaded Rubber Eraser
  • Sketch Pad
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Fine markers
  • Sketch and Drawing Art Pencil Set
  • Artist Drawing Set (also makes a great gift!)

Easy Orange Drawing Video

If you prefer visual guidance, check out this easy-to-follow video tutorial on drawing an orange.

More Fun Crafts and Activities

Now that you’ve mastered drawing an orange, why not try some of these other fun crafts and activities?

  • Orange You Glad Gift Basket Teacher Gift
  • Halloween Story: The Little Orange House
  • Healthy Orange Granitas
  • Lighted Snowman Ornaments
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  • Taco Drawing

At Skip to My Lou, we’re dedicated to providing you with easy drawing lessons and guides. Let us know in the comments what else you’d like to learn to draw!

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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