Seeds may be tiny, but they are mighty and are absolutely essential to the planet – they create the food we enjoy, nourish birds and animals, and maintain that all-important circle of life. Want to learn more about these essentials? Then read on to draw your own!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a drawing compass and a pencil, and draw two circles, one inside the other, in the center of your page.
Take a ruler, and draw a line straight down the middle of these.
Now, add a curve to the top and bottom of the line…
And another long, curved shape in the middle, creating two “kidney” shapes inside the circle.
Next, add two smaller “kidney” shapes, one in each half of the circle.
Add a line inside the outer “kidney” shape, forming a frame effect.
Next, add a short curved shape to the top left of the right section, and a slightly longer curved shape to the top right of the left section.
Add long, pointed, curved shapes emerging from this left section, and repeat these shapes in the center.
Now, use the pencil and a ruler to add a series of lines all around the outside of the seed.
Grab a yellow pen, and shade the inner sections, as well as the shape on the top left…
And then shade the outer sections with a green pen.
Add color to the top-right shape in the left section with a yellow pen…
And then use an eraser to remove all the pencil marks in the shape, leaving the lines in place.
Use the green pen to go over the outline of the seed and the “leaves” at the top…
And then use a black fineliner to carefully go over all the details.
Use the same black fineliner pen to fill in the labels and names as required. From the bottom: Cotyledon, Seed coat, Radicle, Hypocotyl, Epicotyl, Bean Seed (dicot), Embryo.
Then, attach the labels to the relevant section with straight lines.
Use an eraser to remove all the remaining pencil marks.
And there we have it – your very own fully labeled seed, just waiting for you to learn. There is plenty more to discover about this topic, so don’t stop there!