How to Draw an Orange Easily | Step by Step Tutorial

Orange is one of the most popular citrus fruit around the world. Maybe it’s one of the favorite fruit of adults and kids due to its colorful appearance.

However, there is no doubt that drawing an Orange can be a great project whether you are a beginner or a professional artist. That’s why I’m here again to meet your need, bringing an easy and step-by-step tutorial on “how to draw an Orange“. Hope that you’ll enjoy the Orange drawing tutorial.

How to Draw an Orange Slice

Let’s start the tutorial with a beginner-level orange slice. It’s really easy to draw, and anyone of any age can draw it without any difficulty. All you have to do is draw a circle and then add details to it.

Draw an Orange Slice

Step-1

In the very first step, you have to draw a regular circle. For this, here, I’ve used a compass and a 4B pencil. It’ll determine the shape of the Orange slice. Make the circle as big as you want to have the slice. 

Now, divide the circle into eight parts. Use the pencil and make a middle point. Firstly, divide the circle in half from the left corner using a ruler crossing that middle point. Then divide the circle in another half from the right corner.

In the same way, draw another two diagonal lines. You’ll see that eight individual parts like cake slices have been made. 

Step-2

In the second step, you have to give those eight divided parts a proper Orange slice shape. To draw another circle using a pencil inside the bigger circle close to the outer line. You’ll see that eight triangles have been made inside the circle. 

Now, make the edge of the triangle slightly round, just like the orange slice. Make sure there remains a gap between each triangle to look more beautiful and perfect. 

Step-3

Here, you have to make the outline bold using a fine-liner pen. After outlining, erase the lines properly using an eraser. Here, I’ve used an Orange color fine-liner pen.

Now Color It:

Finally, you have to put color into the slice to look it more realistic. Here, I’ve used blood Orange watercolor, as you can see. The color has been done smoothly since I’ve used 160 gsm watercolor paper.

Lastly, I’ve used a color blender inside every triangle-shaped part to make the slice look more attractive.

Easily Drawing a Half Orange

As you’ve learned drawing the Orange slice, now it’s time to draw a half Orange. The drawing procedure is somewhat like the previous one. It’s also easy to draw.

Just follow the steps correctly, and you can also draw it within a few minutes. Let’s focus on the step-by-step half-Orange drawing tutorial without any further ado.

Drawing a Half Orange

Step-1

The main focus of the first step is to make a circle. Firstly, draw a short horizontal line using your 4B pencil and a ruler. Now, draw another vertical line crossing the horizontal one and slightly left from the middle point. 

Please make sure the lines are not that big as it’ll indicate the size of the Orange. Now, draw a circle around the lines. After that, use a black fine-liner pen and outline the area.

Finish this stage by drawing a young half-moon on the right side of the circle. You have to draw the moon using a curve line. Finally, erase the horizontal and vertical lines from inside the circle. 

Step-2

After completing the first stage, you’ll see that a perfect circle has been created outside the half-moon. So, in this stage, you have to make triangles just like you made it in the first tutorial, which is an Orange slice drawing. These slices will be drawn outside the half-moon and inside the new circle. 

Here, I’ve made eleven parts and then created every section a triangle. Make sure the edges of the triangles are round enough. 

Step-3

In this stage, outline the half-Orange using a fine-liner pen. I’ve used an orange color pen to make the outline bold. After completing the outline, erase all the pencil marks to prepare it for coloring.

Now Color It:

Now, it’s time to color the half-Orange. I’ve used the same blood orange watercolor as before. Color the half-moon area and join the line with the outer circle part. Then complete the drawing coloring the slices. Keep other areas blank.

Drawing a Complete Orange with Leaves

After learning the easy drawing of Orange slices and half-Orange, it’s time to learn a complete Orange drawing. Here, I’ve tried to show you a whole Orange with leaves just like how it looks when it hangs from the tree.

Drawing an Orange

Step-1

Drawing a whole Orange is really very easy, and it’s all about drawing a circle. Firstly, use your pencil (Here I’ve used 4B) and draw a plus sign because of pointing to the middle of the circle. 

Now, use a compass and draw a circle around the plus sign to divide the circle equally into four parts.

Finish this stage by drawing a smaller circle inside the bigger circle. It should be on the upper left part of the circle, just beside the divided line. It’ll be the stalk of the Orange. 

Step-2

In this step, you have to learn how to draw the Orange leaf. It’s also not that difficult. Here, I’ve drawn two leaves joining together. 

First, draw a horizontal curve line and join a short diagonal line from the right side of the curve.

Now, using proper curve lines, draw the shape of the leaves just like I’ve shown above. Practice this leaf drawing a few times before drawing it on the main project. 

Step-3

After becoming master on the second step, draw the leaf on the whole Orange. Start drawing the leaf from the smaller circle, the Orange stalk.

After completing joining the leaf, you’ll see that the Orange will start to look like the real ones. 

Don’t forget to erase the circle lines that cross the leaf and clean the area to prepare it for coloring.

Now Color It:

You can see that I’ve used watercolor in the previous two tutorials. But here, I’ve made a change and used crayons instead of watercolor. I’ve used dark orange for the body part.

It may look reddish, but it’s actually a darker orange color. And I’ve used dark green for the leaf and the stalk part. You can see that I’ve added some details into the stalk to make it more realistic.

I’ve also used the blender marker to give a highlighting effect on the leaf. Use high-quality crayons for creating such a smooth appearance.

Some Related Questions

Q: Which paper is the best for watercolor?

100% cotton paper is the best choice for working with watercolor paint. And most of the high-quality watercolor papers out there are made with cotton. It (cotton) ensures the stability and archival of the painting. However, 140# cold-pressed papers are also excellent.

Q: Which crayon is best for coloring?

Actually, crayon companies are producing high-quality crayons nowadays. Among all the brands, Crayola is in the leading position. It’s not only for kids but also for professional artists. However, Sargent and US Art Supply are also doing good.

Q: Which color should I use for coloring Orange?

As the name suggests, the fruit Orange should have orange color in it. But if it comes to raw Orange, you can use green color without any doubt. And for a slightly ripe Orange, you can use yellow color.

So, you can use different shades of orange, green, and yellow color for coloring the Orange fruit. It depends on your imagination and how you want to look this citrus fruit like.

Whatever color you use, always remember to color it properly to make the fruit look delicious as it is.

Wrap Up

Drawing is always fun, whether for the kids or the adults. Here, I’ve tried to give you the step-by-step tutorial of Orange for beginners as well as professionals.

Even kids can also draw it without any issue. And hopefully, after going through the entire tutorial, the Orange drawing will be a piece of cake for you. 

So, grab your art tools, and let’s start drawing Orange!

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R Maryam

Rayeha is a twenty-two years old emerging artist. She has done her Bachelors in Analytical chemistry. Rayeha currently lives with her family and three beautiful cats. However, she has a great passion for her hobbies which are color, calligraphy, crafts, and books. For her, there is no substitute for the joy that comes by giving thoughts of mind a colorful voice on Canvas.

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