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How To Draw A Red Pepper (Full Step By Step Tutorial)

Red peppers are one of my favorite vegetables on the planet and I can eat them with practically anything. What I hadn’t considered is how much fun it would be to draw one. Thus, I started playing around with some sketches and figured out a super simple guide on how to draw a red pepper.

What I can guarantee you is that the steps in this red pepper drawing are suitable for any artist, especially a beginner. You don’t have to be experienced to complete this drawing.

With that being said, let’s get into this 7 step guide on how to draw a red pepper.


Like most drawing tutorials for beginners, you will need to reference the subject either in person or by using an image. The following red pepper image be our reference image.

red pepper drawing reference

I know that it can seem intimidating to draw a vegetable that has so many dents or to it but I can promise you that it’s simpler than it looks.

We’ll start by drawing the stem before moving on the flesh of this red pepper drawing.

Let’s start, shall we?

Steps For Drawing A Red Pepper

Step 1

For the very first step, we’re going to draw the stem with two parallel curved lines (since the stem is slanted in our image) that curve into a circle.

Don’t make your stem too thick because it will mess with our dimensions of the red pepper itself.

Step 2

In this step, we’ll complete our stem but drawing what looks like a leaf that extends out of the left curved line.

You can be quite flexible with this because none of the lines in the stem require rigidity or straightness.

Step 3

This is when our red pepper drawing starts to take shape.

We’re going to draw the first quadrant from the flesh of our red pepper. The top will be broad as it narrows into the bottom region of our pepper.

This portion of your drawing should now resemble a chili.

Step 4

how to draw a red pepper step 5

Now, we’re just going to add another layer/quadrant to our red pepper drawing by just extending outwards with a similar-sized and curved line.

It should be curving in the direction of which you are drawing and should be about a similar size to the other portion.

Step 5

how to draw a red pepper step 5

Repeat the exact same step you did above except that you’re going to add a layer to the right side of your pepper. The line will extend outwardly but it will be quite wavy.

It will go all the way down and curve until it connects to the portion of the red pepper immediately next to it.

Step 6

how to draw a red pepper step 6

To make our red pepper appear to be 3D, we need to add some details that depict more layers.

To do this, we just need to add what will seem like the top area of another later to the red pepper.

Starting from the right, simply draw a rounded line that connects to the stem as well as the red pepper.

Step 7

how to draw a red pepper step 7

Repeat the exact same step above here until your red pepper looks like this.

To complete your red pepper drawing, you need to add some color. So, color it in with a rich and bright red and use green for the stem.

You can also color your pepper green or yellow. The choice is yours. Just have fun with it.

pepper drawing tutorial


This is my step-by-step guide on how to draw a red pepper in just a few minutes. I hope you enjoyed it and found it easy to follow.

Please let me know of ways in which I can make it easier for you to follow along with my drawing tutorials.

If you did enjoy this article, please consider sharing it with someone who wants to learn how to draw or simply head over to the comment section below and request a drawing tutorial. I’ll be sure to add your request to my publication list.

Also, be sure to check out some of my other easy and fun drawing tutorials linked below.

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