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How to Draw Realistic Cherries

Jasmina Susak, Pencil Artist

How to Draw Realistic Cherries

Jasmina Susak, Pencil Artist

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5 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Tools

    • 3. Sketching

    • 4. Shading the Cherries

    • 5. Drawing the Stems

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About This Class

In this course, you will learn to draw realistic cherries, a cat's eye marble and water droplets from complete scratch. I will walk you through the process that I use to draw lifelike drawings with graphite pencils. I will show you my drawing and shading technique, and share a lot of tips and tricks with you. You will learn how to sketch, how to shade, how to blend pencils and how to create photorealistic textures.

As a bonus, you will receive additional how-to-draw eBooks containing more than 20 drawing tutorials for the beginners. By following my instructions, you will be able to practice and to learn how to draw portraits, animals, 3D objects and more. You can also download printable pencil sketches (same that I use in these videos and eBooks), so you can draw on. This way, you will be able to compare your results to mine. I have also attached some coloring pages that I've created and the Graphite Tone Value Viewer that you can use when drawing from reference photos.

I am convinced that everyone is able to draw. Only patience, right guidance, and inspiration are needed.

So, join me, get inspired, and start learning!


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Jasmina Susak

Pencil Artist


My name is Jasmina Susak. I am a self-taught, graphite and colored pencil artist, author of many how-to-draw books and eBooks, innovator and art teacher.

I want to share my drawing skills with anyone who wants to draw because I am convinced that everyone is able to draw; only patience, right guidance, and inspiration is needed.

Take my classes, get inspired and enjoy learning!


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1. Intro: 2. Tools: In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a realistic Cherries completely from scratch. I will be using this paper by far Brianna Bristol Guest online, 1000 to Age. Grab a pencil by former Castle Gesell and also Kawhi, nor an eight on HB and be pencils. I'll be also using this eraser and pencil, also by former Castell and blending stump and Q tips and a bit of graphite border that you can make yourself work. You can purchase it. 3. Sketching: So let's start with the outlining. And so the first thing is to draw two circles. I want to Cherries, but you can draw only one if you want. I saw the distance between the needle and pencil tape. My drawing compass. It's about three. Quarter off one inch or two centimeters and let's draw one circle here like this, and I want another circle here a bit farther from the 1st 1 You can make them closer if you want. So do damage, or of my Cherries, almost four centimeters or a 1.5 in just so if you want to drop the same size of me. But the shape of chairs is not a perfect circle. Eso their upper area has to be changed a bit as of the shape with the Benjamins what he wants them to be. So I want my stems to be in the upper part of the picture. So on this one, I just want to make this line curve a bit inwards like this. And now here. So just draw out of the circle a bit like this, and the same curved line that you draw inside. Just continue from this outline and and connect them with a circle like this is that this lower area of the circle can actually stand like this and just erased Whatever you don't need, said this part of the circle that you don't need any more. Okay, So something like this And here also just tiny curved line out of the circle like this, and just a continuation to this circle at length. This in here also. And now we can raise the surgical this part. Okay, so I'm using this eraser in pencil. And because I can erase this smaller areas, it can use a kneaded eraser if you have done one. 4. Shading the Cherries: Okay. Now it can shade their shadowed areas. And I'm using an eight. Be here as I want to draw the shadows for the Dockers for the darker parts all around the Cherries, like this as a here. Just trying to keep the edge sharpened. Just carefully shared shade all around. And as you can see, I'm using a circle or motion here because this is so called circle is, um, method when you applied Chinese or overlapping circles one over another for achieving smooth texture, and it is very good for the Cherries. So I always applied this to human skin and so on. I thought, you know, I have to press too hard. You can even use a B pencil or to be okay. Here also just carefully next to the edge. Said this point should be darker because they're get less light. But of course, the position of this off the shade shadowed areas will depend on the line sores. And here I'm just pressing the last with and maybe and I just want to shade this offer area like this. Okay, Still using, like, circle our emotions and okay, let's do the same with this one it's the same here, but you don't have to go this fast. So I dropped break fast even in real time. And just stop the radio and take your time and I was always just take care of the edge. So next to the edge, you have to draw very carefully. But inside you can relax and shade, but they are other. Edge is important to stay sharp. So if you draw two chairs, just make position of the highlights and shadows on the same places because they would be affected by the same lights and sold the position of these, the highlights and shadows it will will be the same on both Cherries. And of course, the position of this shadowed areas and highlights will depend on the light sores where it's coming from and they can be even multiple life sources, so it can be a variety of shading and highlights. But for now, we're making one with normal light that is coming from the from our point of view. So the front a light okay like this and now we can continue with an HB ever dumb pressed very hard. So this is just a basic color donors we're creating here and we're just going to shade more and to blend it so it doesn't have to be smooth right now. We're just applying that basic Doan. Okay, so now let's say that we have highlights or actually reflected light here somewhere in the middle, and I just want to mark around it so I don't want to leave it untouched and to shade around it like this. But of course, we can always erase any area but any area later. But I'd like to determine their position now, and I keep going with circular motions like this. So this area is much brighter as you conceive within age be then we did with their previously shaded areas within a B. And I can see there will. It already looks kind of around her. Now do today's two different tones not wishing used lines or cross hatches here because those are not good for the small structures. Okay, so I want to leave out another reflected light here, like Dodge or something like this. It's the same here. Just go around around with the nature be. And now when you think a look over of the left cherry stood. Now that it's completely shaded except for the reflected lights, you can see how it already appears to be shiny and around, and we haven't even blended it yet, so looks very harsh for now. The textures. But don't worry. We're going to blend. It will be good. Okay, just feel it completely and leave out the reflected lights in the same areas like this. And I just want to create this toe. Grady in transition between these two tones. Invisible can . Now let's blend it with a Q tip and press very hard like this. You can see that I use this dirty Q tip for the edge. Just a blend because I wanted to stay absolutely dark and here also orders edge next to the stem. OK, and now let's go over this on Jerry with same dirty Q tip, because we want these areas to to stay dark. So if you want to blend dark areas, it can use dirty Q tips. But if you if you want Teoh, if you don't want to make it too dark, he always use new clean Q tip. But I want to go with blending stump next to the edge. - And now let's just a race. Some of this is a graph. I bartered that we the plants are under Cherries. So we want to make this edge between the cherry in the background very clean and sharp, and you can see how it looks much better now with clean edge. - And now let's blunt with a clean Q tip that hasn't be used for blending and to blend this in your area. Also breast very hard, and you can see how it becomes much darker like this. It's much darker now and just go all around the highlights and try to eliminate this edge between the age be and an A B. So this area should be much brighter and area around it, and it can see now us. I'm blending. It's to get a better shape. I'm just going over a bit or the highlights, and I can always erase that, but I'd like to make it less white. Maybe that's too bright, but we'll see there and order drawing how it will look. We can always change something, and let's do the same with this cherry. - I got a woman. Just use a need be here again. Too dark in this area here around highlights. So if you want to make the highlight more prominent, you just shade around it and it will look much brighter. And here also the Steiner highlights. I just try to make this dolls flow into each other because it will give the chairs round shape and a depth to the picture. - Okay , now let's blend. It's like this here also again. Let's great highlight here in the top and fresh slightly with a tape off on a racer like this. And just eliminate a bit of this graph I hear. And now this looks better. It's enough when you just dodge it like this, so you will get a free reign of the enough off the ground fire. And but just don't move the eraser over the paper because it would a raise too much. Just a gentle touch like this to skip stippling. And you can also make this reflecting light shining if you want. You can see that I just have to erase this shade back. But I'm blended and I have a bit more glossy nous again here. And if you find it to Bryant, you just go over of the Q tip or with the blending stump. OK, and now let's great the guest shadow. And I use a Q tip for this that I use before. And I just want to create a shadow here. It's I don't press hard over to Terry just all around. So the Shadow was stronger here in the middle and just released the pressure as her shape away from the cherry like this. And the shadow should also go up a bit higher. Like this said, this suggests a round shape off Jerry and just used horizontal moments like this all the time. And don't first took part. Eso dude, slowly and in just make some slow progress and a list of the same with the right cherry. It's the same here, just horizontal moment and go over a bit. Order cherry over the bottom of the cherry. Yes, So it's still not dark here in the middle s so I don't have much graphite on my cue tips, so I'm just going to dip it and to the cross, that border and I just shake it off the excess of the graph, and I know I can apply here under right under the cherry, because this part should be the darkest here, the cast shadow and next to the right under the cherry. And it should gradually disappear into the background or table like this, and I want to dip again and you can see it's quite better now. So it's always easier to add more than 10 Teoh overdue, and then you can actually erase that. So just little by little, apply more and more. And then you can stop before your shade too much. But you can mess up here so this. You can always erase this graphic border because it's easy to raise and and then you can shade again. But once you areas that paper, it won't be back good anymore. So I will be damaged and the shaded area would look different. OK, and now let's create reflected light. So, like, let's suppose that this table is a white and it should reflect. It would reflect the lights a bit over the lower area of the Cherries. I should just go over this area within a racer like this, so right above the edge like this, so leave this edge and touched and just like 212 millimeters above it. And don't press too hard, just like this. Just great. Some kind of curving line like this arch. So I can be even bigger. It depends on the light source and everything. And now you can see how dis reflected light actually added a lot to three dimensional shape that looks much or under and let's make the same here. So just follow the curve of the edge like this, but not next to the edge. But I'm ball like this. And as always, if you don't like it, you just go over mental and you can create it somewhere else. Okay, so if the table is black or very dark, we wouldn't have any reflected light or not too much. It will be pretty dark. - Okay , I have removed a lot of this graph I by blending and going over with with a Q tip. And I just want to dark in this again with a maybe like this, just under the reflected light like this, because this area should be very dark and I have eliminated a little bit of graph. I Okay, that's it. Okay. And I just want to dark in this area also, so these areas should be much darker than the honors. In order to create that randomness and Demark tones fund an image, the better so the more realistic it will be. Then, if we had only two or three times Don's thought, you can see how it looks much better now. So I'm darkening those areas. I just started. Sometimes it enough to touch it, okay and weaken blended with a blending stump. Q. Tip. I can see that I'm stippling within a B pencil because I don't want to make sudden proved progress. So if we want to feel these gaps between the lines and dots, we use stippling like this and just go over again and again until you're satisfied with the tone and with a smooth granite and and you see how the chair looks more glossy 5. Drawing the Stems: and now we can actually draw the stems. So if you're satisfied with the Cherries, you can start drawing stems so they can be curvy and they can straight. For example, this one can be curved like this. And of course, it could be lower, longer, shorter just the way you want. Then I use an age be for sketching. So I want to make this one curt. And here in the top, we have kind of bigger part which connects the stem to the branch. And here I'm just going back to the cherry like this to complete the old line. Okay, And let's make this one straight like this, about the same length as the left one. And here we can make the part of the top bit bigger and just go back like this. It seems to me that it's too straight. Her just want to make it the change, the top off the cherry doing this so those Stam's are usually pretty bright, so I'm just using to age for shading them and here in the lower area of breast harder because this area's lesson eliminated and so we have to make it a bit darker. here like this and just released the pressure us. You draw upwards, and this bigger part can be shaded everywhere. No says this stem is much broader than to Cherry just erased the bottom off it like this to make it pop order Cherry like this. And now we can shade this one so we can shaded stronger here in the middle. And I still use a to age. And I press a bit harder here in the middle unless on both sides. So it will give the round shape to this thumb. Okay? And that's it. I hope that you enjoyed this one. And it you will come up with some satisfying results and just keep breakfasting. And I hope to see her drawings. Just can post it anywhere you want. And I will see that I'd like to see that and see what an extra tutorial. Bye bye.