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How to Draw a Carrot

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Shawnte is an elementary school science educator and illustrator who studies various life cycles of animals.



A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Carrots

The carrot is an extraordinarily bright orange root vegetable that derived in Europe many centuries ago. Although the most common color for the carrot is orange, it can also be found in various other different colors such as white, yellow, and purple. They are one of the most commonly served vegetables in the Western world as well.

Today, I will be showing you how to draw a very simple yet wonderful-looking carrot in a matter of just a few minutes. I understand that this is probably one of the easiest things you can possibly draw; I just decided to go along with a carrot for today's article because I wanted to demonstrate how to draw a more realistic-looking carrot instead!

All you need is a pencil and paper in order to begin. I also recommend a very flat surface such as a table, notebook, or canvas as well. There are five steps in total.


Step 1

Firstly, draw the basic shape and outline of your carrot. Thicker at the top and slimmer and pointy at the bottom. Think of it as having an upside-down triangular shape sort of.


Step 2

Next, draw the lines that can be found on a carrot. Keep in mind that a carrot is not completely smooth. It has plenty of ridges and gashes all around it. Simple lines drawn all around the carrot will do.


Step 3

In this step, we will be drawing the greens at the top of the carrot. First, start by drawing the stemmy portion of the greens. They should look long and narrow. Don't worry about the size of the green stems, they can be any length you'd like for them to be.


Step 4

Now, you can draw in some basic greens. You don't have to focus so much on the detail just yet. Draw the basic shape and size of your greens first.


Step 5

Lastly, draw in some detail into your greens. Make them look leafy and somewhat crumpled as far as the detail goes. It will have a somewhat crunchy look at the very top.

Well, that is all! I hope you guys found this tutorial easy. Feel free to write about your experience with this article down below, and be sure to check out some of my other drawing tutorials.

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Zama on August 31, 2020:

How to you draw a carrots

hannah on May 21, 2020:

i didn't like it that much


\ on May 13, 2020:

how do u draw the stem

Jessica on May 12, 2020:

Loved the dress

SSS anime on February 10, 2020:

So easy and quick I got an A+ on my art test

girls rule on November 19, 2019:


Unicorn we rule on November 18, 2019:

Thank you for your help Google I have had this tablet since September

me on September 10, 2019:

thank for the help (:D)

Why do you need to know on April 09, 2019:

This was helpful

Chloe channing on November 15, 2018:

I love google because it is really good when you need spellings/drawings

Sophia Machado on April 16, 2018:

What a great tutorial

Asaecowell on January 31, 2017:

Really great drawing tutorial! i've been looking for one for ages, but all there are are these stupid cartoons. thanks for the great tutorial!

Mr. Nothing on November 07, 2016:


Paul Perry from Los Angeles on April 29, 2013:

great hub, i love carrots and love to draw them too!

Shawnte (author) on October 29, 2012:

I hope you like my other hubs :3.

healthylife2 on October 27, 2012:

Although I'm not artistic I think I could master this one by following your instructions. Drawing is fun so I will have to check out your other hubs with instructions.

Shawnte (author) on October 27, 2012:

Thank you Kallin! I hope your son enjoys my how to series. :)

I'm so glad you like my art midget38! :D I will be posting more soon.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on October 26, 2012:

Hey, you are a great artist!! Thanks for sharing your talent, and making it accessible to everyone too. Way to go, and I'm sharing!

kallini2010 from Toronto, Canada on October 26, 2012:

What a wonderful thing, a carrot! I am adding it up to my links - my son is in the "How to draw" stage.


Shawnte (author) on October 26, 2012:

Very happy you like it :3!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 25, 2012:

Great tutorial about how to draw a carrot. I think that almost anyone could master this with your drawings as a guide. Voted up.