How to Draw a Coconut

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Learn how to draw a great looking Coconut with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Coconut.

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Complete Coconut drawing

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"I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts. There they are, all standing in a row - big ones, small ones, some as big as your head..." - "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts"

Would you like to learn how to draw a coconut cartoon? This easy, step-by-step food drawing tutorial will help you master the cartoon coconut outline.

A coconut is a tropical fruit that grows on the coconut palm tree.

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The name of the fruit comes from a Portuguese word meaning "head" or "skull."

If you recall Zazu's song from The Lion King, you know that coconuts can grow as large as your head!

Did you know? Coconuts take a year to ripen! Each palm tree can produce up to 100 coconuts each year.

Though they originated in the islands between Asia and Australia, coconuts can be found in tropical regions all over the world.

They can float on the waves for many months in search of a new home. In another pop culture reference from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, two knights argue over how many small birds it would take to carry a two-pound coconut from the tropics to chilly Europe.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Acorns, Watermelon Slice, and Pumpkin.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Coconut

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How to Draw a Great Looking Coconut for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Coconut step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin the coconut outline by sketching the round shape of the cut-open fruit. Draw two long "C" shaped lines parallel to one another. Connect the edges of the outer line with a "V" shaped line.

Draw another straight line parallel to one side, completing the inner line. Connect the straight line to the "V" shaped line at the top and bottom.

Easy Coconut Drawing - Step 2

Coconut step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Use a long curved line to trace the round exterior of the sliced fruit. Then, detail the flesh inside the coconut using short curved lines.

Easy Coconut Drawing - Step 3

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3. Continue to detail the inside of the coconut with long and short lines. Then, draw curved lines on the outside of the fruit, giving it a hairy exterior.

Easy Coconut Drawing - Step 4

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4. Use a long curved line to sketch the round shape of a second coconut, partially hidden by the first.

Easy Coconut Drawing - Step 5

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5. Use short curved lines to draw several small circles on the coconut. Notice that the lines don't quite meet. The "holes" are the remnants of the flower that created the coconut.

Easy Coconut Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw long curved lines on the exterior of the coconut to indicate the hairy, fibrous husk called coir.

Easy Coconut Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw more hairy coconut coir using curved lines.

Add More Details to Your Coconut Picture - Step 8

Coconut step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Draw another coconut using curved lines. Let the lines meet at a point at the top. Texture it with curved lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Coconut Drawing - Step 9

Coconut step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Complete your coconut outline by adding more hairy texture to the final coconut.

Color Your Coconut Drawing

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Color your cartoon coconut. Unripe coconuts have a green shell. The hairy exterior is brown and the flesh inside is white.

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