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How To Draw A Tomato (Easy Step By Step Guide)

Every beginner at drawing is bound to draw a few vegetables at the start of their journey and the reason for this is to help them get familiar with drawing simple and easy subjects that have a variety of shapes and lines in them.

You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with drawing too complicated subjects when you’re just starting out to ensure that you keep the momentum going.

This is why drawing a tomato is one of the best things you can do is you want to get better at drawing fast.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a tomato from start to finish. It is an easy drawing that allows you to focus on capturing the shape and lines that it has to offer.

If you’re up for this easy challenge, let us begin.


For this tomato drawing, we will be using this reference image to create our own drawing.

Tomato drawing reference

From this picture, you can see that although the tomato is round, it’s not actually a circle. It’s more of an oval shape but the sides are wider but narrows as it comes down towards the bottom.

The stem however does seem a little complicated but I have broken down the process to make it much easier to draw.

Steps For Drawing A Tomato

Step 1

step 1

To begin your tomato drawing, we’ll start off by drawing the stem.

You’ll want to draw a small oval at an angle first and then draw two curves on either side making sure the one of the bottom is shorter than the top one.

Then draw a curved line that joins the two and you should be left with a shape that looks like this.

Step 2

step 2

Now let’s draw the leaves of this stem. On the top of the first curved line, draw two lines that that join at a point. Then move onto drawing the second leaf and for this one you’ll want to make it really curved as done with this example.

Step 3

step 3

From the leaf, draw another curved line that joins with the previous one to create another leaf in an angle. Do take note to make this leaf much small and pointed outwards than the other two.

Step 4

step 4

Now draw another leaf that joins to the previous one but make this leaf smaller and more angled downwards.

Step 5

how to draw a tomato step 5

Go ahead and draw the other leaves on the left side.

You can do this by drawing two lines that curve to the left making sure to join it to the previous leaf. Draw another curved line above the leaf you just draw.

Then draw two more lines that curves up and towards the very first leaf you had drawn.

Step 6

how to draw a tomato step 6

Draw another leaf by drawing two lines that angle out away from the entire stem joining it to the leaves you had drawn earlier. You stem should be fully complete now.

You’l then want to work on the shape of the tomato. Start by drawing two lines that curve out from the stem you had drawng.

Use the points of the stems on either side to figure out how big your tomato should be or how you want it to be.

Step 7

how to draw a tomato step 7

Continue drawing the lines on either side until you join them at the bottom. Be sure to narrow them on either side as they come down to give your tomato more shape.

And your tomato drawing is now finished. This was quite an interesting drawing for a simple subject, am I right?

All that is left to do is to color in the stem with a bright green and then the body of the tomato with a red shade.


I have to admit that this drawing this tomato was absolutely enjoyable but what I found most interesting was drawing the stem.

However, I think the stem gives the tomato drawing more character since it’s more detailed and there is a variety of shapes and lines used to create the stem.

What did you think of this tutorial on how to draw a tomato? Would you have preferred to draw the body first and then the stem? Or did you find that drawing the stem first was easier?

Let us know your thoughts and how your tomato drawing turned out in the comments below.

In the meantime, here are other interesting and fun drawing tutorials that you should try:

How To Draw An Eggplant

How To Draw A Red Pepper

How To Draw A Carrot

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