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How to Draw a Mandarin

How to draw a mandarin

In fine art there are very many different genres, and one of the most ancient and famous genres is still life – depiction of inanimate objects.

We believe that any artist should be proficient in this genre of fine art, and we are trying very hard to help you with this. We have already created many lessons in the genre of still life, and in the continuation of this subject today we will show you how to draw a mandarin orange.

Step 1

We will begin this lesson about drawing a mandarin by creating a regular circle. Please do not use compasses or round objects to draw the mandarin perfectly even. There are no perfect round shape mandarins, is not it?

How to draw a mandarin


Step 2

In this step we will draw a stalk and two leaflets. Please note that one leaf must be larger than the other. You can also notice that the leaf on the right is more elongated and pointed that leaf on the left. To make the mandarin drawing a little different from our example, add another couple of other leaves.

How to draw a mandarin step by step


Step 3

In the third stage, we finish drawing the mandarin, or rather the mandarin contours. First, we erase all extra lines from the leaves and the stem.  It must be done in order to the stem and leaves do not look transparent. After that you should draw longitudinal lines (so called veins) inside each leaf.

Mandarin drawing tutorial


Step 4

So let’s  make our mandarin drawing look voluminous by drawing shadows. Using light hatching, draw the shadows on the top margin of this mandarin and put some cast shadows on the surface.

Mandarin drawing

The lesson about how to draw a Mandarin has come to an end. It was pretty easy, right? As we said above, we have a lot of tutorials where we teach how to draw a variety of fruits and vegetables. Go to our categories called “Food” and “Still Life” to become a true professional in this genre of fine art. Don’t forget to visit our website more often and you will be able to draw more difficult drawing guides. We are also looking forward to seeing you on the pages of our social networks (Pinterest, Facebook and Google Plus), where we publish different announcements and shortened versions of our articles.

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