How to Draw a Carrot – An Easy Realistic Carrot Drawing

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Learn how to draw a carrot. A simple and easy yet very realistic looking carrot drawing in a few steps. A perfect detail for your bunny or snowman drawings.

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How To Draw A Carrot - An Easy Realistic Carrot Drawing - step-by-step-drawing tutorial featured image

Today we will expand on our fruit & veg drawings collection and learn how to draw a carrot. This must be one of the easiest tutorials here – the sketch is done in just two simple steps. It is the simple irregularities on the carrot shape and the easy texture lines on the root and the tiny carrot leaves that make this a really good-looking carrot drawing.

Such a nice carrot is a perfect detail to add to our bunny drawing or to improve the simple carrot nose in our snowman drawing tutorial.

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You will need: pencil, fineliner pen, colored pencils, eraser and drawing paper or sketchbook

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Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil Set With Eraser and Sharpener
Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil & Fineliner Set With Eraser and Sharpener
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils 
Moleskine Sketchbook

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How to draw a carrot: base sketch step by step

Step 1: Sketch the base carrot shape

Drawing step: Sketch the base carrot shape
Drawing step: Sketch the base carrot shape

Let’s start our carrot drawing with the usual simple base shape. A carrot is kind of, err…. carrot-shaped? Ok, that did not help much. Let’s try again.

Draw a tall narrow “V”. Then close it at the top with a small oval. Now that is a base carrot shape.

Step 2: Sketch the carrot stems

Drawing step: Sketch the carrot stems
Drawing step: Sketch the carrot stems

Now, let’s give the carrot some leaves. For the time being, let’s just draw the stems coming out from the centre of the top oval. Draw three slightly curved lines and one bent down in half, just for some interest and variety.

That is all the carrot sketching done in two easy steps. Wow!

How to draw a carrot: outline the drawing step by step

Step 1: Draw the carrot leaf stems

Drawing step: Draw the carrot leaf stems
Drawing step: Draw the carrot leaf stems

The third step and we are already into outlining our carrot drawing. Talk about an easy drawing tutorial.

Outline the stems straight from the sketch. Then draw another inner oval around the base of the stems to mark the top dint in the carrot.

 

Step 2: Draw the carrot root

Drawing step: Draw the carrot root
Drawing step: Draw the carrot root

Finally, draw the carrot root body. Here come the improvements that will turn the simple sketch into a real nice carrot drawing.

When outlining the carrot root, add a few zig-zag “scars” to the straight sides. Then join smoothly the pointy “V” shaped part of the root to the round oval top to complete the carrot root.

Step 3: Draw carrot leaves and the root scars

Drawing step: Draw carrot leaves and the root scars
Drawing step: Draw carrot leaves and the root scars

Let’s add some leaves to the carrot stems. Draw a series of small “V” shapes along all of the stem lines. Notice on the bent stem how the “Vs” turn around to follow the curve of the stem.

Then add some texture to the carrot root – these are the root scars and cracks. Draw them as short wiggly lines across the carrot root.

Step 4: Draw the tiny textured carrot leaves

Drawing step: Draw the tiny textured carrot leaves
Drawing step: Draw the tiny textured carrot leaves

Carrots have a really thick set of small tiny leaves. Let’s suggest those with another layer of the smaller “V” shapes, following along each of the small branches you have drawn in the previous step.

How to draw a carrot: finished drawing

How to draw a carrot: finished outline drawing

How to draw a carrot: finished outline drawing
How to draw a carrot: finished outline drawing

Here is the final cleaned-up result of our how to draw a carrot tutorial – a very good-looking carrot considering how easy it was to draw.  Such a nice carrot is perfect for our bunny drawing, or you can improve the simple carrot nose on our snowman drawing tutorial.

Finished carrot drawing colored-in

Finished carrot drawing colored-in
Finished carrot drawing colored-in

Here is the carrot drawing once it is colored in. The carrot root is a nice bright orange. Now, here are some interesting facts about carrots – apparently the carrot root can be also purple or yellow if you are after some unusual carrots.

The leaves are green – we are simply drawing another color line along the black outline. If you have a keen eye, the first pass was done with light green, and then some darker green was added on top to give the tiny leaves some texture.

And that is it – that is the completed carrot drawing in color.

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