How to Draw an Avocado

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The avocado is a fruit that grows on trees native to Central and South America. Depending on the region, avocados are also called aguacate, ahuacatl, alligator pear, and avocado pear. Avocados can be as small as an egg or weigh 1 to 2 kilograms (2 to 4 pounds), depending on the variety. More than 1,000 varieties exist. Some avocados have purple skin, though most are green.

Botanically speaking, the avocado fruit is actually a large berry. People have been growing avocados for a very long time - an avocado pit that was thousands of years old was found in one archaeological site in Mexico! Today, they are grown around the world.

Did you know? Avocados are most known for being the principal ingredient in guacamole, a savory green dip or sauce. But in many places, avocado is eaten as a dessert!

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Would you like to draw a smiling cartoon avocado? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Avocado

How to Draw Avocado: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing an irregular shape using a long, curved line. Double the line back upon itself to form a teardrop shape, but don't give it a pointed top. Instead, draw two small humps where the point would be. This outlines the sliced cross-section of the avocado.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 2

2. Draw a long, curved line from the top of the image, and double it back upon itself to enclose the avocado's stem.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 3

3. Draw a long, curved line from the base of the stem to the bottom of the avocado. This forms the uncut skin of the fruit and gives it a three-dimensional appearance.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 4

4. Use a long, curved line to enclose an irregular oval shape in the middle of the avocado. This forms the fruit's seed or pit. Then, draw curved lines around the pit and on the skin to texture the fruit.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 5

5. Give the avocado a face. Draw two small circles below the stem, and then draw two even smaller circles inside each one. This forms the avocado's eyes. Use curved lines to draw eyelashes emerging from the corners.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 6

6. Use curved lines to indicate the eyebrows above the eyes. Then, use a curved line and a "U" shaped line to enclose the open, smiling mouth. Use another curved line to enclose the tongue within the mouth.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 7

7. Draw the avocado's arms and hands. For each arm, draw two curved lines extending from the body. Use curved lines, connected on each end, to draw the cuff of the glove at the end of the arm. Then, use a series of long, narrow, "U" shaped lines to outline the hand and fingers.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 8

8. Draw a leaf on the avocado's stem. Extend a pair of narrowly spaced curved lines, and allow them to meet at a sharp point. This forms the vein of the leaf. From the base of the leaf, draw two more curved lines, and bring them to a point just beyond the tip of the vein. This outlines the leaf itself. Finally, extend pairs of short, straight lines outward from the vein and allow them to meet at points. These form the leaf's secondary veins.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 9

9. Draw lines across the stem. Then, extend pairs of curved lines to form the legs, and use rounded triangular shapes for the feet beneath them.

How to Draw Avocado: Step 10

Color your avocado. This fruit typically has a dark green skin, light green flesh, and a brown pit.

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