How to Draw Grapes (4 Methods You Should Try)

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw grapes using four different methods. Drawing instructions are included along with detailed examples of each method.

Starting from a very simple line drawing, the tutorial moves on to a very basic light and shading tutorial. Although the process is relatively simple, the grapes will look much better.

You should start this tutorial in pencil to avoid making any mistakes, even though it’s not very difficult.

How to Draw Grapes In Some Different Method:

Method 1:

Step 1 – Draw the Top Grapes

Draw the Top Grapes

Drawing the grape bunch’s top part is the first step. I recommend drawing the most forward grape first, then drawing the rest sticking out behind it.

The general rule is to draw the grapes on the foreground first and then those in the background.

You should leave enough space for your entire drawing area at the bottom. In addition, leave some for the part of the vine that connects the grapes to the vine.

A grape bunch’s topmost grapes are typically more outstretched. The grapes tend to point downwards as they go down the bunch. When drawing, keep this in mind.

Step 2 – Draw the Middle Grapes

Draw the Middle Grapes

The next set of grapes should be drawn below the previous one, pointing downward as well.

Step 3 – Draw the “Outer” Grapes

Draw the Outer Grapes

Adding more grapes around the sides and near the bottom will complete the picture. Due to the curvature of the grape bunch, the sides of the grape bunch should be hidden mostly behind the other grapes.

Step 4: Draw the Very Bottom Grapes

Draw the Very Bottom Grapes

Finish the bunch by adding the last grapes at the bottom.

Step 5: Finish the Line Drawing

Finish the Line Drawing

Draw the part of the grape bunch that is attached to the vine at the top. When it connects to the grapes, cut it into smaller “branches” (three in this case).

If you prefer you can simply darken your lines with a pencil after you have completed your drawing.

Step 6: Color the Grape Bunch

Color the Grape Bunch

For coloring the grapes, colored pencils or paint are probably best. Using the color yellow/green, we will make the top part of the sprouts brown and the bottom part of the sprouts yellow/green.

Add a little shading and highlight to the grapes to make it more interesting. If the light is coming from the left, then it is coming from the left side of the bunch. 

In order to illustrate this, add a few white spots to each left side/middle grape for the highlights. 

You can make the grapes on the very right/bottom slightly darker to show that they are facing away from the light.

If you’d like to shade the grapes with pencil, you can fill them with green first and then lightly go over them with a regular pencil to add shading.

Method 2:

Step 1:

Let’s draw the silhouettes of the vines and one or two grapes that are closest to us, since they are ahead of the others. Don’t worry about the vine being perfectly flat.

draw the silhouettes of the vines

Step 2:

In the leaf, outline the contours, and add a few new grapes.

outline the contours

Step 3:

Complete the leaf. The edges of the leaf are ragged. Sketch the veins on the leaf with simple lines. Replace the grapes in our example with new ones.

Finish the leaf

Step 4:

Complete the vine by adding tendrils. The leaf should have some new veins. Add grapes to the vine. Make the shadows of the grapes as smooth as possible.

Complete the vine by adding tendrils

Step 5:

Continue drawing the remaining grapes. Sketch the shadow shapes for the remaining grapes. Draw thick shadows in the spaces between the grapes.

drawing the remaining grapes

Step 6:

Shadows should be added now. Let us first remind you what a shadow is.

what a shadow

Let’s now look at the grapes. Locate the source of light (in our case, it’s coming from the upper left side). 

Utilize the outlines from previous steps to apply shadow in several stages. Add halftones using light hatching. 

Draw darker shadows by pressing down harder on the pencil. Make sure to leave the reflected light in place. Shadow the vine.

draw darker shadows

Step 7:

Continue to add shadows. Follow the example below to add the remaining shadows. Make sure to add the cast shadows as well.

add the cast shadows

Method 3:

Step 1: Draw a circle to begin. You should then draw many circles, with some of them partially hidden by previously drawn ones. You will then begin to see how the grapes overlap.

Draw a circle

Step 2: Underneath the first circle group, draw another small circle. Continue to draw overlapping circles. Now you have another grape cluster.

draw another small circle

Step 3: Draw many more circles that overlap. Each one should expand and connect the previous ones. Grapes are roughly shaped like an inverted triangle.

Draw many more circles that overlap

Step 4: From the cluster of grapes, draw two curved lines upward. The grapes will grow from this stem.

draw two curved lines upward

Step 5: Above the cluster of grapes, draw a long, curved line. You want the line to cross the stem of the grape. From this point, the leaf outline begins.

draw a long & curved line

Step 6: A series of curved lines should be drawn to outline the leaf shape. The jagged division of the leaf is formed by a smaller line connecting the two larger lines.

drawn to outline the leaf shape

Step 7: Form the central vein of the leaf by drawing a long, curved line through its center. After drawing a central vein, draw short curvy lines of various lengths extending from it to form secondary veins.

the leaf by drawing a long

Step 8: Draw a stem from the base of the leaf by extending curved lines.

Draw a stem

Step 9: The stem or vine that the grapes grow on will be illustrated by curved lines from the leaf. The stem of the leaf should attach to it, and you should connect the lines with a small oval at the end.

illustrated by curved lines from the leaf

Step 10: Give your grapes a color. “Red” or “white” grapes may appear purple, red or green depending on their color.

Give your grapes a color

Method 4:

Step 1: Draw a grape

We will start by drawing an oval in the middle of the leaf.

drawing an oval in the middle of the leaf

Step 2: Add grapes

Make several grapes cover each other on both sides of the figure.

Add grapes

Step 3: Continue drawing grapes

Follow the same steps to add and draw more grapes. The bottom should taper gradually.

Continue drawing grapes

Step 4: Start drawing the leaves

Then, draw two leaves facing opposite directions.

Start drawing the leaves

Step 5: Finish drawing the leaves

Adding veins to the grape leaves requires drawing them in the middle of the leaf contour.

Finish drawing the leaves

Step 6: Add a twig

On the grapes, draw a thin branch attached to the top.

Add a twig

Step 7: Color the drawing

The grapes should be purple, and the leaves and twigs should be green. It’s up to you which colors you choose.

Color the drawing


Having added the final colors and details, you have now reached the end of this drawing lesson on grapes!

By breaking down a new drawing into more manageable steps, it can be made so much easier.
Working on it can also be a lot of fun, so we hope you are enjoying it!

We’re looking forward to seeing your own creativity with the details.

Adding your own elements, creating a cool background or using creative colors are all welcome!

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