Learn how to draw a great looking Eggplant with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Eggplant.
Have you ever eaten eggplant? You can learn how to draw an eggplant while learning about this interesting fruit.
Wait, eggplant is a fruit? Like the tomato, the eggplant is botanically a fruit - it is the part of the plant that carries the seeds.
But we often refer to it as a vegetable because it is used in savory dishes rather than sweets. In fact, tomatoes and eggplants are both members of the nightshade family of plants.
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The eggplant is native to Asia, but it is now grown around the world. It also goes by the names aubergine and Guinea squash.
In Italian cuisine, it is often used in the dish eggplant parmigiana. In the Middle East, it is roasted and made into a hummus-like dip called baba ghanoush.
Today, the eggplant is also used as an emoji. In fact, along with the peach emoji, it is one of the most commonly used emojis on many of the major social media networks.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Eggplant
How to Draw a Great Looking Eggplant for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the eggplant outline by drawing a long curved line and doubling it back on itself. This outlines the fruit. Then, draw a curved "V" shaped line at the top of it. This is the calyx, the green leaves near the stem of the plant.
Easy Eggplant Drawing - Step 2
2. Continue drawing the calyx on top of the cartoon eggplant. Use curved "V" shaped lines to create two more leaves. Extend the final line to meet the first, enclosing the rounded shape.
Easy Eggplant Drawing - Step 3
3. Extend a curved line from the calyx and double it back upon itself. This forms the eggplant's stem. Then, draw another long, curved line passing behind the first eggplant. This will become a second eggplant.
Easy Eggplant Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw the calyx of the second eggplant using a series of curved "V" shaped lines.
Easy Eggplant Drawing - Step 5
5. Enclose the irregular shape of the stem at the top of the eggplant. Finish enclosing the leafy calyx with a "V" shaped line.
Easy Eggplant Drawing - Step 6
6. Enclose an oval with flattened ends overlapping the first eggplant. Erase as necessary. This will become a round slice of eggplant.
Easy Eggplant Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw another flattened oval partially hidden by the first. Band each oval with a curved line, distinguishing the skin of the eggplant on the edge of each slice.
Add More Details to Your Eggplant Picture - Step 8
8. Draw another oval partially hidden behind the others, and band it with a curved line. Begin texturing the cut edges of each disk with short curved lines.
Complete the Outline of Your Eggplant Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your eggplant outline by continuing to texture the eggplant slices with short curved lines.
Color Your Eggplant Drawing
Color your cartoon eggplant. In North America and Europe, the blackish-purple Italian eggplant is the most common variety. In other parts of the world, eggplants may be white, light purple, pink, or striped.
For more great plant drawing tutorials, see the collection of Easy Plant Drawing Guides.
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