still-life Drawing Tutorial

How To Draw A Strawberry

My technique on drawing strawberries.

Tutorial category: still-life  
Tutorial type:
Step-by-step   
Submitted by:
Chaztin
Tools used: RMD Tools
This tutorial is based on:
My Neverending Strawberries by Chaztin

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Step 1

~When I use a reference photo while drawing something, I preview the photo beside the minimized window where I draw. It's easier for me to copy and get the right details. ^_^

 

Step 2

~First of all, pick a color for your strawberry. The bright red color is not the real color of a berry so pick a darker or lighter shade of red.

~I chose the fill tool and put the transparency on 85%. I first created the base layer of the strawberry and then I went over on some parts for the darker portions of the strawberry.

 

 

Step 3

~Use airbrush to smoothen and make the colors blend harmoniously.

~Play with transparency while using the airbrush so the colors will blend pretty well.

 

Step 4

~Pick a darker red color for the shadows on the seed areas.

~Then pick a brownish-yellow with a touch of green color for the seeds. ^_^

 

Step 5

~Next, pick a very light color of the seed for its highlights.

~Then I used pencil with 37 transparency and color white for the highlights on the berry. I just did a few lines using the pencil.

~I used airbrush with the same transparency (37) and same color (white) for the highlights to become fuller and richer.

 

 

Step 6

~Draw the leaves, mix and play with different shades of green.

~I also added a shadow.. And.. tadaa! Your strawberry is done! ^_^


-Chaztin-

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