Banana is one of the world’s most iconic fruits. Whether you love them or hate them, you’ve probably tried (or at least seen) one at some point. Drawing a banana may seem simple, but it can be more difficult than you think to get the perfect shape and color.
However, worry not!
With this step-by-step guide on how to draw a banana, I will show you the easiest one till now. By following this guide anyone can become an expert in no time. All you need is some art tools and a bit of imagination, and you’ll be all set to draw the perfect banana!
Whether you are a beginner or hobbyist, this guide is an easy way to get started. So, read on and you’ll learn drawing banana easily just like an expert!
Things You will Need
Paper – If you want to draw a banana, the fundamental material necessary is paper; however, if preferred, you can use a drawing pad or sketchbook. For this project specifically I used 300 gsm watercolor paper – yet any type of paper is suitable!
Pencil – To create the perfect drawing, I recommend using a 6B pencil to draw its outlines. However, feel free to select whichever pencil you prefer!
Eraser – A must-have for any artist, an eraser is a valuable tool to not only correct mistakes, but also smooth out unwanted lines.
Fine Line Pen – To create the ultimate outline, I suggest using a black fine line pen. However, you are welcome to pick your preferred black pen or marker instead!
Watercolor Paints – To create a beautiful, illuminated drawing, I chose to use watercolor paints. However, if you’re looking for something with more vibrancy and opacity, then acrylic or oil-based paints are perfect alternatives! Some also prefer branded markers for coloring.
Paintbrush – To provide a stunning outcome to your banana drawing project, you must have the best paintbrush on hand. I personally used an adept size 12 round brush for my own painting venture and was pleased with the results.
How to Draw Banana Step-by-Step
If you’ve ever looked at a banana and thought that it would be easy to draw, you’d be right! In this step-by-step guide I will show you how to draw a realistic looking banana in some simple steps. So let’s get started!
Drawing a single banana is easier than a bunch of bananas. Just follow some steps and you will be able to draw a banana easily. Let’s get started!
Step-1: Since the design of the bananas are somewhat curvature, it’s no wonder that I will start with a curve line. So, pick up the pencil and draw a curved line starting from the right above side going down to the left end. It will be the backside of the fruit.
Step-2: Now that you are done with one side of the fruit, draw the other one. Here, you have to again draw a curve line which needs to be sharper than the previous one. Make sure to leave gap between the upper and lower side of the curves.
Step-3: As you have got the body shape of the fruit, it’s time to draw the stalk of the banana. Using a small square draw the stalk over the space you left above. Don’t forget to draw a small circle to make the stalk perfect.
Step-4: After drawing the stalk, draw end draw the end part of banana using a small half circle. It will be on the lower side of the fruit.
Step-5: In this stage, draw some details on the banana body to look it more realistic. For this, you can just use nothing more than some curve lines. And erase the unwanted lines to look it more perfect.
Finally, use your favorite colors to color the banana. You can use yellow, brown and green colors to give a realistic look. Here, I have used yellow and brown color to make look just like a real one! Don’t forget to outline the drawing using a fine liner pen or marker.
Here’s Some Easy Banana Drawing Ideas You May Like
Drawing Cute Banana
With eyes and a cute smile, this banana is sure to put a smile on your face. This is really very simple as long as you can draw perfect curved lines. All you have to do is draw a half peeled banana ovals and connect them with a curve to create the eyes, then add a cute smiley face.
Drawing Banana with Slices
Drawing full bananas with some slices can be a fun and easy way to practice capturing the shape. It provides a good opportunity to practice the texture of a banana skin and a curved shape.
Drawing Banana Peel
If you are in fun mood and want to just draw the banana peel without the fruit, this can be a great option for you. This upside down banana peel will definitely remind anyone the scene from Tom & Jerry!
Drawing Half Peeled Banana
Half peeled bananas are a common item in banana drawing. So, if you were thinking to try one yourself then don’t forget to try this out. It is as easy as it can be!
Now you’ve seen how easy it is to draw a banana in just 5 steps! With the simple instructions provided, you have all the tools and know-how needed to make your own banana masterpiece.
So go ahead and impress your friends and family with your newfound art skills – happy drawing!
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