The humble apple has an avid fan base, with some going to far as to refer to it as “natures perfect snack.” Pomology – the science of apple growing – is becoming an increasingly popular pastime, with over 2500 varieties of apple being grown in the United States alone; these come in a rich array of green, red and yellow to allow you to find your perfect match.
On average, you can expect a tree to produce its first fruit after 4-5 years, though this is a little longer for standard-sized trees, which can take 8-10 years to show their first fruit. The art of apple growing has long been practiced in the US, with pilgrims planting the very first trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a trend which soon spread across the nation, allowing us to enjoy the rich variety present today.
Overall, there is plenty to celebrate when enjoying the humble apple, and we have good news – they are just as much fun to draw!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Starting with a black pen, draw a long, thin “twig shape” horizontally across the page – this should be slightly “spiky” at the left hand end, with three branches forking off – two longer ones on either end and a slightly shorter one in the middle.
Just before the fork on the left hand side, add a small shape, like a long, thin triangle with no bottom.
Next, draw the faint, dotted outline of an apple, using this long thin triangle as the stalk it hangs from.
Take your black pen, and use a ruler to draw three lines beneath this apple – one long, thin vertical line, and two shorter ones on either side of this – one at the top on the left hand side, and one at the bottom on the right hand side.
Just below the line you drew, add another small “stalk” shape, just like before.
Fill in the space around the “stalk” with another apple shape – this time, make your lines solid and clear rather than dotted.
Return to the “fork” at the end of the twig, and add a bunch of three leaves to the bottom line – these should be teardrop in shape.
Next, repeat this bunch of leaves on the top line of the fork, and add another bunch to the central fork – this time, start with one, extend the branch, and then add a bunch poking out slightly to the left of the others. Add a curved line to the center of each leaf for detail.
Switch to a brown pencil, and carefully add a brown outline to the edges of your branch, leaving the middle empty for the moment.
Next, select a yellow-orange pencil, and fill in the remainder of your branch with this shade.
Grab a green pencil, and carefully add an outline to each of the leaves on the tree…
Before switching to a light green pencil, and using this to fill in the center of the leaves. Don’t forget to blend the edges if you like to create a more realistic color.
Then, grab a red pencil, and fill in the apple which has fallen from the tree – don’t forget to leave a small spot of white at the top, just to the left of the stalk – this will help your apple to look super shiny and reflective!
Finally, grab a brown pencil, and fill in the stalk with a rich brown color.
And in just a few short steps, you have learned how to create your very own apple falling from a tree. Let’s hope it would taste as good as it looks.