There are many summer foods, such as shaved ice and ice cream, but in this article, I’ll show you how to draw a watermelon, a representative of summer.

 

Drafting


First of all, sketch the rough shape of the watermelon.

If you paint the watermelon in color without drawing a line drawing, as in this case, make sure you get a good shape, since the rough sketch is your best bet for the shape.

I recommend using colors other than red and green.

 

Draw a watermelon skin


Once you have a rough sketch, you can start painting the skin first.

The green color of the skin will look looser if it is light green, and darker green will make the watermelon look more realistic.

Paint the bottom of the watermelon with yellowish green or yellow between the skin and the fruit.

 

Draw the watermelon fruit (outside)


Once the green skin is painted, the next step is to paint the fruit.

First, I paint about a third of the fruit in red.

Then, I blur the border between the bottom part painted in yellow-green and the red part of the fruit.

If you want to create a loose illustration, it is better not to blur the border.

In this case, I blurred the borderline between the yellow-green and red areas by using the Moko Moko watercolor brush.

I blurred the bark part and the yellowish green part in the same way.

 

Drawing a watermelon fruit (center)


Once one-third of the berries are painted with a dark red color, fill the remaining portions with a color lighter than the outer red.

You can use one color of red for the berries, but two colors will make it look more transparent.

When the center is painted, blur the border as before.

The trick to this is to add a dark red color in a radial pattern towards the center.

It is a good idea to blur it out a little bit so that it looks like a delicious watermelon ☀︎.

 

Drawing Seeds

Now that the fruit is complete, draw the seeds.

Again, I drew the seeds not in a straight line, but at a slight angle toward the center to make them look more natural.

In this case, I used a dark brown color to draw the seeds instead of pure black to give it a softer feel.

 

Draw the skin pattern


Once the seeds are drawn, we will draw the characteristic pattern of the watermelon.

First, draw a single line in thicker, darker green along the skin.

Once a single line is drawn, you can use a fine brush to add irregular shapes to create a watermelon pattern.

 

Adding Highlights & Shadows


The final touches include highlighting the seeds and berries and adding shadows to the peels to complete the process ☀︎.

 

Summary

In this issue, I’ve shown you how to draw a watermelon, a summer tradition!

There are many different ways to express a watermelon, either real or illustrated, depending on how you draw it.

This article will help you paint a summer picture of a watermelon.