How to Draw Watermelon

What are the easiest and fastest ways to draw a watermelon? You can cool off during that hot summer heat with juicy watermelons: they’re sweet and juicy, and they’re delicious.

Since watermelons are in season and summer is fun, I thought what better way to celebrate than to draw them?

Here are 4 methods you can follow how to draw watermelon with just a few strokes.

Additionally, if you wish to color watermelons later, there is an excellent watermelon coloring page at the very end of this page. Let’s get started.

How To Draw Watermelon

Method-1:

Step-1:

watermelon slice shape
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Make light pencil lines around the watermelon slice’s outline. In the above example, the exterior skin is shown in 3/4 view so that one side can see.

Slices should have an overall shape similar to a half oval.

Step-2:

watermelon slice shape
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In pencil, draw the rind following the shape of the slice by making a curved line.

Step-3:

watermelon slice sketch
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Make sure the seeds are all arranged in a curvy pattern to mimic the rind. Be sure to keep them a good distance away from the rind itself, as well as keep them away from the center of the slice. Also, try to draw the seeds so that their tips point towards the middle of the slice.

To draw seeds, use a pencil as before. You may either use a black marker or a darker pencil after you’ve drawn the entire slice.

Step-4:

colorful watermelon slice
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Create a watermelon slice with red flesh, light yellow/green rind, dark green skin, and brown seeds. Leave a small bit of white inside each seed for the highlight. Watermelon seeds tend to be shiny and wet due to this.

Paint, markers, and colored pencils are all available as options for coloring. Use markers or gouache paints for bright colors similar to the example.

The seeds can partially color with brown paint, wait for it to dry, then paint over with white paint.

Method-2:

Step-1:

watermelon slice shape
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As in the following image, draw a perfect semi-circle. You can even draw a semicircle using a compass.

Step-2:

circle with half circle
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After drawing a semi-circle, draw a small circle behind it, as shown below. A slice of a small watermelon hides the full watermelon behind it.

Step-3:

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In the semi-circle, draw two curves as shown below.

Step-4:

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The right side of the watermelon should decorate with some irregular lines, as shown in the image below.

Step-5:

watermelon outer shape
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On the left side of the watermelon, draw some irregular lines, as shown in the image below.

Step-6:

watermelon sketch
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As shown in the following image, you need to sketch the seeds of the watermelon in the slice of watermelon. Additionally, in the image below, you can draw the steam from the entire watermelon.

We have completed our step-by-step drawing of a beautiful watermelon on its side.

Step-7:

colorful watermelon drawing
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Our next step is to color the watermelon after the drawing has been complete. We chose some basic colors to use for coloring. The colors can fill in as we desire.

Method-3:

Step-1:

rounded triangle shape
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Make the triangle shape round at the bottom. It will form the watermelon outline.

On the illustration, the watermelon’s outline is slightly off-center You’ll notice the left-hand side is a bit more prominent!

Leaving enough space for watermelon dimensions, which we will sketch later.

Step-2:

watermelon slice outer shape
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Create the dimensions on the right side of the watermelon to expand the shape. In the previous step, we drew an outline parallel to the diagonal line we drew.

Remember not to add dimensions to the left side of the outline, but only to the right side and the bottom.

Step-3:

watermelon sketch
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Using that curved line that we previously drew, draw a curve near it. Remember to add a tilted square on the right side of the corner.

Watermelon appears realistic and three-dimensional because of the illusion of dimensions!

Step-4:

watermelon slice illustration
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Watermelon seeds should scatter throughout the surface. Simple oval shapes with pointed bottom edges can use to make the seeds.

As long as the shape remains the same on the watermelon, you will have enough seeds. Consequently, you can grow how many seeds you want!

In the next step, we will draw the features of the watermelon’s face. Remember to leave one inch in the middle for the watermelon’s facial features.

Step-5:

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In the middle of the watermelon, draw a curved line on the left side. Arched left eyebrow results from this.

Step-6:

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Performing the same steps on the other side of the face of the watermelon. In essence, this completes the arched eyebrows of the watermelon’s right eyebrow.

Ensure that your eyebrows are aligning and uniform.

Step-7:

watermelon sketch
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On the “face” of the watermelon, draw a U-shaped curve. Make another U-shaped curve just above the straight line we just drew.

As a result, the watermelon’s huge grin is complete.

Having finished this step, we should now have a very happy watermelon!

Step-8:

funny watermelon drawing by pencil
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Below the left brow, draw a circle. This represents the watermelon’s left eye.

Create a small diamond-shaped eye by sketching a circle and two stars within it. After that, shade out the eye’s surrounding figures but leave out the innards.

It creates a dramatic sparkle effect that further enhances the cuteness of the watermelon.

Step-9:

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Create the right eye by repeating the previous step under the opposite eyebrow. Upon completing this step, the watermelon’s left and right eyes should be complete.

Here it is! An adorable and smiling watermelon! There’s just one thing missing – colors! It would be beautiful with colorful splashes.

Step-10:

colorful and funny watermelon drawing
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After drawing the watermelon successfully, let’s move on to the most exciting part: coloring it!

Show off your artistic skills, particularly how you mix a variety of colors!

A watermelon’s skin is dark green and the flesh is pink on the inside. Use your own colors or color the watermelon the way they look!

Method-4

Step-1:

how to draw watermelon easy
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The shape of a watermelon should draw in a simple line. The stripes should draw inside this shape.

Watermelons’ shapes should curve around the lines.

Step-2:

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Shading the watermelon without the stripes is the first step. Creating 3D shapes of watermelons is the starting point.

Here, the light source is also in front of the watermelon and is coming from the top left of the drawing.

It means that the bottom right and back of the watermelon will appear darker as it turns.

You should also keep in mind that often the surface of the object will reflect light to the bottom.

The color of the bottom tip of the watermelon has also changed since, in this particular example, the vine curves inward from the bottom. This area’s bottom will be lighter and its top will be darker as it faces away from the light. Following the example of the tutorial, shade this curve with a gradient.

You can also apply the shading in the direction that reinforces the watermelon’s shape. The pencil strokes around the watermelon in the above example are curving.

Step-3:

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To create the stripes, you’ll need to shade the watermelon again, but with darker shading.

Step-4:

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To create a finished drawing of the watermelon, refine and intensify the shading as necessary.

As with the rest of the watermelon, the stripes will also affect by the lighting, so shade accordingly.

Conclusion

As watermelons are relatively simple shapes, but their stripes can pose a bit of a challenge, drawing a watermelon is an interesting way to learn more about shading.

Finally, our lesson on how to draw watermelon has come to an end. We hope you learned a lot. Let us know what you think about more tutorials like this below if you are interested.

Having fun learning to draw is always a good idea. Being perfect isn’t required.

I always enjoy drawing cute things like these because we’re all just here to have fun.

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