How to draw a Banana: A Step-by-Step Guide
With very straightforward and beginner-friendly illustrated examples, this tutorial demonstrates how to draw and color a banana in just four simple steps.
Step-by-step drawing a banana
The illustration of the banana used as an example is fairly straightforward, lacking in intricate shading or small details. In the image above, you can see a sneak peek of the drawn steps that are included.
It is advised that you begin the tutorial with a pencil and draw light, erasable lines so that you can easily fix any mistakes. Later, you can use a black pen or marker to make them darker.
Step 1: Sketch the Banana's Exterior
Drawing of a banana
To start, draw the banana's basic silhouette and main shape. It should be curved and relatively constant in width throughout, getting narrower at either end. Leave a small "tail" that connects the banana to the bunch open at one of the ends of the outline. Additionally, you can add a narrower section at the very end of the "tail," almost like a "cap."
Step 2: The inner edges of the banana should be drawn
sketch of a banana
Since banana forms typically have numerous sides, you should indicate one or more edges in your drawing to demonstrate this. In this instance, we'll merely add one. Draw a curving line from the banana's tip to the end of the "tail" to represent the edge.
Additionally, you can add a few additional lines to more clearly depict the small cap-like portion at the "tail" end, which is where the banana is cut or torn away from the bunch. Once you are satisfied with the way your design turned out, you may add more detail by going over it with black ink, marker, or darker pencil lines.
Step 3 Color the banana
colored drawings of bananas
This simple process entails coloring the entire banana yellow. Any type of medium (markers, paint, colored pencils, etc.) is acceptable. A yellow marker would be your best bet if you want a yellow that looks brighter (as in the illustration).
Step:4 Shade the banana
Finally, you can add some simple shading to the banana to make it look a little more three-dimensional. Make the side that faces the bottom a little darker. You can accomplish this quickly by lightly covering the yellow with a regular pencil. To create a nice, smooth shading, try blending your strokes.
After completing this step, the drawing should be complete.
This tutorial demonstrates how to draw a banana that looks good by adding a little color and shading to a simple drawing. Hopefully, the examples that were illustrated made it simple for you to follow along.