In this lesson, let’s draw a simple cartoon orange – as it would appear sliced in half, and viewed from the center. Truly, a circular version of this fruit would be easier to draw. A circle with a small green part at the top, would do just fine. This’ll be fun though.
Similar to the pizza lesson in the food section – you’ll notice that I use a very analytical approach to the design here. This way, whether you’re just sketching – or actually designing… you’d got a sure-fire way to go about it.
First Step – Plan and Divide – the Structure of an Open Orange
About a circle and cross, you can quickly and easily sketch and/or visualize the path to take when drawing a cross-section of this fruit.
Here it is…
It’s completely doable… drawing something circular and divided this intricately free-hand style. But when it comes to design – there’s nothing wrong with using a ruler, protractor, etc., to help you get things BANG ON.
Let’s draw now!
Second Step – The Design of a Cartoon Orange
Circles and curves are the steps to take in bringing your fruit into view. The distances apart, and individual placement of each are what ultimately convinces the observer – either YES – it is this kind of fruit!… or the opposite reaction of – what is it!?
Consider this. If you were to use an orange marker/vector line/pencil crayon/etc. — instead of black — you can create some really neat "cartoony-yet-still-sort-of-realistic" effects. Give it a shot!
Alright – that’s a wrap.
Orange you glad you did this lesson? 🙂