How to Draw an Apple Core

Let’s draw an apple core step by step. Tools needed: paper, black pen, pink highlighter pen, red highlighter pen, brown pen, yellow pen and yellow-green highlighter pen.

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To begin, grab a black pen and draw a small circle in the center of your page, around an inch (2.5 cm) from the top.


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From this top circle, bring down two curved, parallel lines from the bottom, until you create a slight “C” shape – this will be the stalk of your apple.


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At the bottom of the stalk, add a wavy horizontal line, around half an inch (1.3 cm) in length, with the stalk in the very middle of this.


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Next, add a smooth, curved line just above the wavy one – this should be around halfway up the stalk of your apple.


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From the bottom edges of this curved line, add a wavy, “zigzag” like line across the bottom, trying to make it jagged and uneven.


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Draw two sweeping, curved lines descending from the bottom of this new wavy line – these should sweep in and out, leaving you with an hourglass shape. Leave the bottom open for the moment.


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Connect the two sides at the bottom of the hourglass with another jagged, wavy line, just like the one at the top of your drawing.


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Add a smooth semicircle shape to the bottom of this jagged edge, connecting the two bottom corners with a smooth sweep.


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Next, add some detailing to your apple core by adding a little hatching to the bottom line, and a few small lines just beside the stalk.


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Now, add four straight lines to the top and bottom of the “hourglass”, with two heading down from the top, and two heading up from the bottom.


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Any apple core needs some pips! Add two small, teardrop shapes to the center of the “hourglass,” in the middle of the four lines you have just drawn.


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Switch to a pink highlighter pen, and add a small shape to the top of the core – this should almost resemble an artist’s palette in shape.


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Next, grab a red highlighter pen and carefully fill in the top and bottom of the apple core with this shade.


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Change to a brown pen, and add a little color to the stalk at the top of the apple core, and the same shade to the pips in the center.


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Using a yellow pen, add very gentle shading to the tops and bottoms of your “hourglass” – this will represent the spots where oxygen has started to reach and change the apple core.


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Finally, use a yellow-green highlighter pen to gently shade in the remainder of the “core” – this does not have to be super neat and even – it is leftovers after all!

And just like that, you have your very own remains of a delicious fruit, and have added another exciting skill to your artistic toolkit!

Interesting Facts About Apples

As the old adage goes – an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and there is no denying the fantastic health benefits associated with the delicious fruit. A firm favorite of both Greeks and Romans, and there is evidence of them being enjoyed as far back as 6500 BC.

Overall, there are now around 2500 varieties of apples grown in the United States, and an incredible 7500 varieties grown across the wider world, offering plenty of choice to suit every palette. With just 80 calories in a medium apple, it is easy to see why they have become a solid snack for all ages, and the lack of cholesterol, sodium and fat only helps to add to their appealing nature!

Apples are also known to contain antioxidants, which can reduce damage to cells, helping to keep you looking and feeling great – the health benefits from a single, small fruit are truly impressive.

One of the main debates which tends to emerge is just what to do with the core – do you crunch it up, or throw it away? Whichever side of the debate you are on, we have a few simple steps above to help you draw your perfect apple core – hope you’re hungry!

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