Native to Central America, the papaya tree is renowned for its large size, stunning leaves, and relatively short lifespan. To help us enjoy these gorgeous trees for a little longer, we will bring them to life through the power of art. Let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by grabbing a black pen, and drawing a star at the top of your page, right in the center.
Bring down two curved, parallel lines from the bottom of this star…
And then add another, larger shape to the right of the first one – this one should be a little longer at the end, and more traditionally “leaf” shaped.
Add two more curved lines to the left of this…
And then follow this with another large leaf to the left.
Once again, add two curved, parallel lines to join the others in the center.
Next, add a larger leaf below the others, and add the same set of parallel lines, this time to the top.
Reflect this with a shape on the other side…
And then add three almond shapes to the bottom in the center, to draw the papayas.
Next, add two more of these almond shapes below the first group.
Now, draw a series of curved lines emerging from the center of the “star” shape at the top, and stretching into every corner of this leaf.
Repeat this on the other leaves…
And then add a jagged, “zigzag” shape to the bottom of your page.
Bring up the ends of each line, and add a jagged, curved line across the top to create a tuft of grass.
Now, bring up two curved, parallel lines from the grass to the bottom of the tree to create a trunk…
And use a dark green pen to shade the grass and the leaves.
Use a lighter green for the stems and the central section, where the fruit is hanging…
And then shade the trunk with a brown pen.
And just like that, you could be relaxing on a tropical island, with a papaya firmly in your hand… well, this is the next best thing, right?