Learn how to draw a great looking Coconut with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Coconut drawing.
"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.
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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.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Coconut
Coconut Drawing - Step 1
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.
Coconut Drawing - Step 2
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.
Coconut Drawing - Step 3
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.
Coconut Drawing - Step 4
4. Use a long curved line to sketch the round shape of a second coconut, partially hidden by the first.
Coconut Drawing - Step 5
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.
Coconut Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw long curved lines on the exterior of the coconut to indicate the hairy, fibrous husk called coir.
Coconut Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw more hairy coconut coir using curved lines.
Coconut Drawing - Step 8
8. Draw another coconut using curved lines. Let the lines meet at a point at the top. Texture it with curved lines.
Coconut Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your coconut outline by adding more hairy texture to the final coconut.
Complete Coconut Drawing
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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