How to Draw Orange (4 Easy Methods)

Are you interested in learning how to draw an orange? 

This simple drawing tutorial will help you quickly and easily draw an orange. 

These will be very simple ways to draw an orange, so even a novice artist should be able to follow this tutorial. 

Drawing still lifes will require the knowledge gained from this instruction. 

So, follow our four easy methods to learn how to draw an orange.

Let’s Start!

How to Draw Orange in Different Methods:

Method 1:

Step 1: First, let’s draw a perfect round circle for an orange.

draw perfect round circle for orange

Step 2: At the top of the fruit, draw the stem. Draw a thin, curved stem. The part of the stem that connects the stem to the fruit should be shown at the bottom.

draw the stem top of the fruit

Step 3: Create a leaf of orange. There are two lines that diverge towards the center of the leaf and then converge at an acute angle at one point. Draw a light line dividing the leaf into two parts.

Draw an orange leaf

Step 4: You can remove your fruit drawing’s guidelines with an eraser. The next step is to create a texture of citrus fruits using many very small C-shaped lines.

remove fruit drawing guidelines with an eraser

Step 5: The orange needs to be painted now. In addition to painting the fruit orange (as if it wasn’t obvious), the leaf should also be painted green.

If you want to make your citrus drawing more beautiful and voluminous, you can add some shadows.

paint the orange

The following steps explain how to draw an orange in five stages.

Method 2:

Step 1: Draw the Outline of the Orange

Draw the Outline of the Orange

Draw an oval shape for the orange in the drawing. You should strive to make the top and bottom of the picture as symmetrical as you can.

Step 2: Draw the Pedicel & Wrinkles

Draw the Pedicel & Wrinkles

Place the pedicel (the tiniest green tip) on the side of the orange. The tips of the star that point more toward the viewer should be larger/longer in order to depict a star-like shape. Create a small bump inside the star shape as shown below.

In the area surrounding the pedicel, add a couple of curved lines to create some wrinkles in the orange.

Step 3: Draw the Texture & Finish the Line Drawing

Draw the Texture & Finish the Line Drawing

You can either use a black pen, marker, or darker pencil to outline the orange at this stage. 

You can also add some tiny curves that resemble dots to give it a hint of texture. 

These should be added on the right-hand side opposite the pedicel (as in the example).

Depending on your comfort level, you can draw them immediately in pen or marker. 

You can add them with a pencil first if you are unsure about getting them all in the right place on the first try.

Step 4: Color the Orange

Color the Orange

Use any type of medium to color the orange (paint, colored pencils, markers). You’d naturally want the orange itself to be orange, while the pedicel should be green. 

The orange should still have a few small white spots to highlight the glossy skin (light reflecting off of it). Highlight the pedicel/wrinkles just a bit above the highlight. 

This will break up the highlight and emphasize the rough texture of its skin, which is why you want several of these white pots rather than one big one.

If you happen to have a white correction pen, you can add highlights to the entire orange.

Method 3:

Step 1: Draw a circle around the fruit to outline it.

Draw a circle

Step 2: Using an eraser, draw the orange stem. Sketch a cylindrical shape with a smaller cylinder sticking out from one end. Make sure the tip of the cylinder has tiny ovals.

draw the orange stem

Step 3: Using the stem as a guide, draw a leaf. Make two intersecting curved lines that outline the leaf.

The central vein of the leaf is formed by a curved line drawn across the middle of the leaf. Create smaller veins by drawing short, curved lines from the vein.

Draw a leaf protruding from the stem

Step 4: Put a texture on the orange. Create curving lines around the stem. After that, draw dots on the orange.

Texture the orange

Step 5: Overlap an oval with the orange and erase a portion of it. The second orange will be created.

Erase a portion and draw oval overlapping

Step 6: Within the first oval, draw a scalloped oval. Connect curved lines to form the scalloped oval.

In a sliced-open cross-section, you can see where the peel meets the fruit’s flesh.

Draw a scalloped oval within the first oval

Step 7: To enclose an irregular shape in the orange’s center, connect curved lines. From the center, connect curved lines. These connect the orange segments, or carpels.

curved lines to enclose irregular shape at the center of orange

Step 8: Connect the bottom and top of an orange by drawing a “C” shape around one side. Cut the orange into slices.

Draw a “C” shaped

Step 9: Make plenty of dots on the peel of the sliced orange.

Texture peel of the sliced orange with plenty of dots

Step 10: You can color your orange. How would you like it to look? Obviously orange! The color of unripe oranges is green, and the color of blood oranges is red.

Color your orange

Method 4:

Step 1: Draw the leaf of the fruit

the leaf of the fruit

Let us start with the stalk and leaf of the orange in the first step of our guide on how to draw an orange. Leaf lines are curved and come together at the end to form a point.

In order to represent the central vein of the leaf, draw a line down the middle. The stem of the orange can then be drawn as a small, rounded rectangle.

In order to complete this step, connect the leaf to the stem with a thick line.

Step 2: Draw the outline of the orange

Draw the outline of the orange

The outline of the body of the orange can now be drawn for this part of your orange drawing after you have drawn the leaf and stem.

It is tempting to just draw a perfect circle, but that is not what we will be doing since we will have other pieces of orange placed before this one later.

To start, draw a curved line under the stem and leaf, as though it were a full circle.

As you can see from the reference image, it should resemble a half circle.

Step 3: Draw the outlines of the other orange slices

Draw the outlines of the other orange slices

Our guide to drawing an orange will make you glad you didn’t draw a full orange in the previous step.

Due to the fact that we are filling in the outline of the orange, there is a space left. For one segment of the orange, draw a shape that will resemble a half-moon.

So that it won’t be a perfect circle, you can draw a rounded shape with a top that is ever so slightly flat.

Step 4: Draw the skins of the orange slices

Draw the skins of the orange slices

In the next few parts, we will finish up your orange drawing with some details. It’s only a matter of adding a few curves to the rinds of the orange slices for this part.

Drawing two rounded lines along the edges will make the half-moon slice appear more realistic.

If you have a half orange to the right, you may want to add a second line a little bit above the bottom line of the outline. 

Once you see the reference image, you should be able to figure it out!

Step 5: Finish off the details inside of the orange

Finish off the details inside of the orange

In this step of our guide on how to draw an orange, we will add some final details before adding color to this picture.

You can start by drawing what looks like a small start shape along the center edge of the small orange segment. Then extend a line outwards in various lengths from each point of that star shape.

The half orange will require a little more detailing, but once you’ve mastered it, you’ll have no trouble at all! The first thing you need to do is draw an additional star in the orange’s center.

Following this, you should draw what appears to be a row of rounded triangular shapes forming a circle within the orange’s inner circle.

Each of these triangular shapes will have a small gap along the side, and they will also extend inward to line up with the star shape you drew in the center.

Keep a close eye on the reference image if you get lost!

Step 6: Finish off your orange drawing with some color

Finish off your orange drawing with some color

Once you have completed the final details, it is time to add some color to your orange drawing.

Because the name of the drawing says what the primary color should be, you probably already know what it is. Color this image with a lot of orange if you want to make it seem more realistic.

There are lots of ways you can add color variation to this color scheme, even if you follow it!

We used several shades of orange to create the reference image.

A more stylistic image could be created by incorporating your favorite colors. Looking forward to seeing what you choose!

Final Words

Oranges are also portrayed as characters in popular culture. A simple orange can be drawn in a few steps. You can learn how to draw oranges by following this guide. 

All you need is paper, a pencil, and an eraser. Orange crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paints can be used to shade the orange.

Drawing anything from a certain angle is always more difficult, but in this case, it isn’t too difficult. 

When you put the right amount of details in the right places, drawing an orange that looks realistic shouldn’t be too difficult.

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