How to draw Cherry with Color pencil step by step – Draw over real cherry sueeu

How to draw Cherry with Color pencil with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Simple drawing for kids and beginners.

How to draw Cherry with Color pencil step by step

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Materials for this drawing
For this lesson, we’ll be using two separate types of drawing media. We will create a base coat with a marker and then apply wax crayons on top. We will be applying two mediums to the marker paper, this will help prevent any bleeding from the markers and give a smooth surface to create color and value transitions.

The markers have the ability to fill larger areas of color quickly and allow for layering. However, it can be difficult to develop details with markers. On the other hand, crayons are designed and are more suitable for details. However, covering large areas with colored pencils can be very time consuming.

Fortunately, we can easily combine crayons with markers because these two mediums work well together. This allows us to use the best characteristics of each of these vehicles for our benefit.

Reference images used for this drawing come from This is a free resource for finding photo references. It has become one of the first places I look for references if I can’t create what I need on my own. In most cases, I find an image that matches the drawing or painting I want to create and then edit it in Photoshop. This reference image requires little editing. All I did was crop the original image down to make the composition vertical.

Step 1

How to draw cherry step by step
After we’ve made a light contour drawing of the cherry on the marker paper with an H graphite pencil, we can start creating the base coat with our marker. We’ll begin by filling most of the stem of both cherries with an application of Carmine Red. We will avoid the most prominent areas.

Then we can start expanding the range of values and tones. We will first tackle lighter values with Blush Pink and Pale Vermillion. Then the darker tones are treated with Crimson Red.
Draw a cherry by creating a marker below

Step 2

Additional bookmarking apps
As we continue to layer our markup applications, we can begin to develop a little more color depth. We can use several neutral colors to change the value of the colors we have. First, 20% Warm Gray is applied on both cherries while continuing to avoid the highlights. This color is also used for the shade under each cherry.
After 20% Warm Gray, we can push the range of values a little further with a 50% Warm Gray application – and then a little darker with 70% Warm Gray.
By expanding the range of values, the form and texture of the cherry begin to make a little more sense.

Step 3

Develop darker values on cherries
Marker applications alone create a speckled appearance. We’ll smooth things out a bit when we start applying the crayons, but we can unify the drawing a bit more with additional markers.
To help unify the color across the cherries and add a little more consistency, we’ll paint Poppy Red over the bodies of both cherries. color, Peach.

Step 4

Add lighter values on the cherry drawing
Now we will continue to develop the base coat by turning our attention to the stem of the cherry. First, an application of color, Lime Peel is applied to the stem. Again, we’ll avoid the highlights, leaving the paper white.

Step 5

A little color, Dark Brown is applied to the top and along the axis of each stem. To give a little more depth to the color, Cream and Chartreuse are applied.
For the darkest tones found mainly at the bottom of the stem, 70% Warm Gray is applied.

Step 6

Draw cherry branches
Color pencil app
Now that the paint underneath our marker is ready, we can start applying crayons on top. Since we have created a nice background for our drawing, we can now use colored pencils to develop details and enhance colors. We saved ourselves quite a bit of time by creating a base coat because some markup apps will still show through crayon apps.
We’ll start with Tuscan Red, primarily addressing the darker tones on the first cherry. For lighter values we will use Light Peach. For stronow

Step 7

The first crayon application on a cherry
To add a bit of variety and to tackle some orange hues, Salmon Pink and Mineral Orange were applied. The darkest areas of the shadows are enhanced with a bit of Dark Umber.
Since the surface of the cherry is a smooth texture, we need to make sure this is captured in the drawing. Although the teeth of the paper are relatively weak, we can still notice the rough texture created by crayons. To smooth this texture, we’ll need a little polishing.

Step 8

For polishing spot applications, we will use a colorless blender. Colorless blender is a crayon without any color. When applied, the pencil wax will create the color of existing applications on the texture of the paper. This special pencil polishing action gives a smoother look to our drawing and more closely resembles the texture of a cherry.

Step 9

Polished crayons app
We will follow the same steps to develop crayon applications on the second cherry. Again, we’ll start with Tuscan Red, Light Peach and White.

To add a warmer orange tone, Salmon Pink and Mineral Orange were used again. Darker tones are treated with Dark Umber and colors are lightened with Crimson Red. Again, we will polish the color with a colorless blender.

Step 10

Draw darker tones on the cherries
Now we will move on to the stem of the cherry. We will start with the Lemon Yellow with medium to heavy application. We’ll then apply some Green Ocher to develop some darker tones – at the top of the stem and along the stem.
We can add some warmth to the cherry body using Burnt Ocher and darken the shadowed areas at the bottom with Dark Umber.

Step 11

Apply crayons to the stem
Next, we will apply crayons to the shadows under the cherries. First, 20% Cool Gray is applied, followed by 50% Cool Gray darker.

sStep 12

Draw shadows under the cherries
To complete the photo, we will revisit the body of the cherries with Scarlet Lake. This color unifies the red and orange variety, and smoothes value transitions even further.

Pictures for reference


Pictures for reference


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