How to Draw a Banana

In this tutorial, I’ll show you an easy and quick way to draw a banana in different forms. We’ll be using a graphite pencil and ink liners.

How to Draw a Banana

How to Draw a Banana

What You Will Need

  • a graphite pencil (I recommend using an HB or B type)
  • an ink liner number 0.5
  • an ink liner number 0.3
  • an ink liner number 0.1
  • an ink liner number 0.05
  • a sheet of drawing paper

How to Draw a Banana

1. How to Draw a Banana in a Solid Peel

Step 1

I draw the core line of the banana and mark its borders, using a graphite pencil.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 2

I draw the general shape of the banana.

It can be divided into three segments: a thin one for the stem, a wide, curved one for the body, and a triangular one for the end of the fruit.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 3

I refine the shape of the banana, making it look similar to a real fruit. I also mark the border between the sides of the banana.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 4

With the 0.5 ink liner, I outline the contours of the banana.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 5

I add hatches to the underside of the fruit, using the 0.05 liner.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 6

With the 0.1 ink liner, I add hatches to the sides of the banana, accenting the shape of its body.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 7

I add long hatches to the lower part of the fruit, using the 0.05 liner. The lines reflect the contours of the banana.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 8

With the0.05 ink liner, I work on the upper part of the banana, drawing long hatches there. I also add another layer of parallel hatches to the lower part of the fruit.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 9

I accent the core shadows on the banana, applying cross-hatching with the 0.05 ink liner.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 10

With the0.1 ink liner, I mark a drop shadow under the banana; it makes the drawing more realistic.

How to Draw a Banana

2. How to Draw a Slice of Banana

Step 1

I draw a circular shape, using a graphite pencil.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 2

I add a side face to the rounded shape.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 3

I mark the contours of the side part of the slice and add the details of the front part.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 4

With the 0.5 ink liner, I outline the contours of the banana slice.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 5

I mark the main details, using the 0.1 liner.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 6

With the 0.05 liner, I add long parallel hatches to the front part of the slice. I also accent the edges of the object, applying additional layers of cross-hatching.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 7

With the 0.1 ink liner, I draw a drop shadow.

How to Draw a Banana

3.How to Draw a Banana With a Partly Removed Peel

Step 1

With a graphite pencil, I draw the framework of the banana and mark the borders of its shape.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 2

I add the directional lines of the peel’s segments.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 3

I draw the curved shape of the banana that’s located inside the peel.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 4

I draw the part of the peel that covers the banana. The end of this shape is narrow.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 5

I draw the first segment of the peel that is bending aside.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 6

I outline the front and back segments of the peel. It is important to observe a balance between the visible parts of the bent sections.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 7

I draw the contour lines on the fruit and add the small details of the peel. This sketch is ready for inking!

How to Draw a Banana

Step 8

With the 0.5 ink liner, I outline the contours.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 9

I mark the details of the banana, using the 0.3 ink liner. Let’s imagine that the peel has some dark spots and draw them!

How to Draw a Banana

Step 10

I add hatches to give the banana more volume, using the 0.1 ink liner.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 11

I draw long hatches that repeat the shape of the peel, using the 0.05 liner.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 12

With the 0.05 ink liner, I add a layer of hatching to the sides of the fruit.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 13

With the 0.05 liner, I work on the inner part of the peel; it is light and has a peculiar texture. I mark the hollows with groups of thin lines.

How to Draw a Banana

Step 14

With the 0.05 ink liner, I work on the edible part of the fruit, accenting its sides with groups of short hatches.

How to Draw a Banana

Your Artwork Is Complete!

Congratulations! Now you have three beautiful drawings. I hope you’ve enjoyed the process!

I wish you much success in creating new fruit-inspired sketches!

How to Draw a Banana