How to Draw a Peach

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Peach trees are a member of the rose family. It is thought that the first peach trees came from China. The trees had been taken to the Americas by at least the 1600s. These small trees grow in warm climates and produce a juicy, fuzzy-skinned fruit. Peaches with smooth rather than fuzzy skin are called nectarines.

Peaches are known as stone fruit due to the large, hard pit in the center. The pit is a seed. Peaches with easily removed pits are called "freestones," while those that are removed only with difficulty are called "clingstones." Thousands of varieties exist today.

Did you know? Scientists have discovered fossilized peach plants, as well as dried peaches in archaeological sites in ancient Egypt. In ancient China and some other parts of Asia, peach branches were thought to protect against evil.

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Peaches often appear in popular culture. In the United States, for example, Georgia is known as the Peach State. A famous example in literature and film is James and Giant Peach, a tale of an orphan who enters a huge, magical peach and has adventures with a number of magical insects.

Would you like to draw a cartoon peach? This easy, step-by-step cartoon fruit drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, a sheet of paper, and a hearty appetite for fun!

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Peach

How to Draw Peach: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a large circle. This will help you to outline the shape of the peach.

How to Draw Peach: Step 2

2. Extend two curved lines from the bottom of the circle, allowing them to meet at a gentle point. Erase the original circle between them. This is known as the tip or blossom end of the fruit.

How to Draw Peach: Step 3

3. Erase a portion of the top of the circle, and draw two overlapping curved lines in its place. These are the "shoulders" at the stem end of the peach.

How to Draw Peach: Step 4

4. Extend one of the shoulders with a curved line that crosses nearly to the bottom of the peach. This bulge is known as the cheek, and the depression represented by the line is the suture.

How to Draw Peach: Step 5

5. Draw the stem emerging from the top of the fruit. Use three curved lines to create a narrow, curved rectangle shape.

How to Draw Peach: Step 6

6. Draw a leaf emerging from the peach's stem. Use two curved lines that meet at a point.

How to Draw Peach: Step 7

7. Detail the leaf with leaf veins. Draw a curved line down the middle of the leaf. Then, draw shorter curved lines emanating from the central vein.

How to Draw Peach: Step 8

8. Draw another, larger leaf emerging from the opposite side of the stem. Use two curved lines that meet at a point.

How to Draw Peach: Step 9

9. Draw the veins of the second leaf. Use a long, curved line for the central vein and shorter curved lines for the auxiliary veins.

How to Draw Peach: Step 10

Color your peach. This fruit may be its namesake color, or it may manifest shades of yellow, orange, pink, or red.

Fill your basket with a selection of cartoon fruits, including bananas, watermelons, strawberries, pears, lemons, apples, pineapples, and much more.

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