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How to Draw Wheat

Easy, step by step Wheat drawing tutorial
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Wheat is a type of grass. For thousands of years, it has been cultivated by humans for its edible seed. You can learn how to draw wheat with the help of this simple, step-by-step plant drawing guide.

Why might you want to draw wheat? Here are a few fun drawing ideas.

You can illustrate a farm. Try turning the song "Old McDonald Had a Farm" into a picture book, complete with cows, pigs, and other animals. Or you can make a farm-themed poster for a 4-H or Future Farmers of America contest.

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Who else grew up on a farm? Superman! Draw a wheat field near Clark Kent's hometown of Smallville. Wheat fields are often used to represent America, as in the song "America the Beautiful," which speaks of "Amber waves of grain."

You can illustrate Bible stories. Jesus often spoke about wheat because it was something most people were familiar with. He used a simple thing to explain complicated things.

For example, when he said "Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest," (John 4:35, King James Version) he was using the wheat ripening from green to white as a metaphor that people were "ripe" to be taught by him.

You can bake some bread. For most of history, people baked their own bread each day. But for more than a hundred years, the majority of people have bought bread in stores instead. Learn to bake your own bread and illustrate your recipe! Bread is made from wheat flour or ground-up wheat.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Farm, Bread, and Corn Cob.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Wheat

Wheat drawing - step 1
How to Draw Wheat Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the stem or stalk. Use a pair of straight, parallel lines. Connect them at the bottom. At the top, extend curved lines that meet at a point. Extend another pair of curved lines that meet at a point, and another. These form the first of the kernels of the wheat head or spike.

Wheat drawing - step 2
How to Draw Wheat Step 02

2. Draw more kernels, using a pair of curved lines for each. Draw two or three overlapping kernels in each row.

Wheat drawing - step 3
How to Draw Wheat Step 03

3. Draw more kernels to complete the spike. For each kernel, draw two curved lines that meet at a point. The top of the spike should have just one kernel.

Wheat drawing - step 4
How to Draw Wheat Step 04

4. Texture the kernels by drawing a curved line down the center of each.

Wheat drawing - step 5
How to Draw Wheat Step 05

5. Draw the second stalk of wheat. Use parallel curved lines for the stem, and connect them at the bottom. Then, use curved lines that meet at a point to draw the first kernel. Notice that this seed head is partially hidden by the first.

Wheat drawing - step 6
How to Draw Wheat Step 06

6. Draw rows of kernels, using curved lines that meet at a point for each.

Wheat drawing - step 7
How to Draw Wheat Step 07

7. Complete the spike with more overlapping wheat kernels. Again, for each kernel, draw two curved lines that meet at a point.

Wheat drawing - step 8
How to Draw Wheat Step 08

8. Texture the kernels, drawing a curved line down the center of each.

Wheat drawing - step 9
How to Draw Wheat Step 09

9. Draw some loose kernels that have fallen from the wheat. For each, use a pair of curved lines to enclose a double-pointed shape. Draw a short line down the center of each.

Complete Wheat drawing
How to Draw Wheat Step 10

Color your cartoon wheat. While it is growing, wheat is green in color. When it ripens, it dries out, becoming white, golden, or brown.

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