Learning how to draw a pineapple filled with bright colors can easily be done using this fun step-by-step lesson. First, I will show you how to sketch this fruit using simple basic shapes. Then, you will have the opportunity to add bright colors and effects to create a stunning version of our subject.
Pineapples are tropical fruits that were cultivated in South Africa. This delicious fruit was then introduced in more parts of the world like Brazil and the Philippines. Let's see how we can end up with the illustration located below using a few simple tips and techniques. :)
First, let's draw a few basic shapes to help us locate the subject in our work space. The fruit itself is represented by a large oval shape. On top, you can add a few triangles to form the leaves. Since this is a pretty basic image, these are all the shapes needed for now.
We can now draw the pineapple over the gray shapes using several short curved lines. The skin is illustrated with small diamond shapes. These diamonds are made from short curved lines. For the leaves, you can use sharp pointed lines. Once all parts are created, you can erase the gray shapes drawn in the first step. We don't need them anymore.
Inside most diamonds, you can draw a thin curved line near the top. These simple patterns will be used to add a different color inside the body of the cartoon fruit. That's it for the drawing part of this lesson on how to draw a pineapple. It's now time to bring this image to life.
Let's start this second part of the lesson by adding plain colors. For the leaves, a basic green color is needed. For the skin, you can opt for a bright yellow one. All outlines are also filled with colors. Lines used to draw the leaves are green (but darker). Small lines inside the diamonds are also filled with a dark green color. A brown color can be used for the skin of the cartoon pineapple.
Plain colors are nice, but if you want to add more depth to the illustration, using gradients is a must. As you can see inside the leaves, the top of the shapes are now brighter while the bottom is darker. The same results can be seen inside the diamonds.
The skin of a pineapple is usually filled with yellow and green colors. Let's use the small lines added inside the diamonds to add this second color. Just draw a pattern on top of all diamonds as shown below. These new shapes must be colors in green.
It can be a good idea to make sure all new shapes are also partially transparent. Great! We are almost done with this lesson on how to draw a pineapple made from cool digital effects.
Inside the leaves, you can draw subtle shadows using darker shapes. Of course, these new additions can be filled with a dark green color. Just like we did with the patterns in the previous step, you can also apply transparency to create a more realistic image.
Finally, we can complete this tutorial on how to draw a pineapple by creating small bright shapes inside the leaves and diamonds. These shapes must be white and also partially transparent. For these shapes, only the bottom must be hidden. Make sure the top of all reflections is visible.
Great job! You can see the final result below once all effects are added inside the cartoon pineapple. Of course, you can skip a few steps if you prefer to draw a simpler version of this delicious fruit. Don't hesitate to try more patterns, add more complex textures or draw this fruit using another angle.
Now that we are done illustrating our subject, you are invited to draw more juicy fruits from the same collection below. Don't forget to practice on a daily basis and have fun drawing more food from this site. :)