Drawing with Markers: Learn How to Sketch Expressive Fruits & Berries | Julia Henze | Skillshare

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Drawing with Markers: Learn How to Sketch Expressive Fruits & Berries

teacher avatar Julia Henze, Artist | Teacher | Urban Sketching Lover

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Let's Start!


    • 2.

      Tools and Materials


    • 3.

      Sketching Kiwi Fruits


    • 4.

      Oranges Branch | PART 1


    • 5.

      Oranges Branch | PART 2


    • 6.

      Blueberries | PART 1


    • 7.

      Blueberries | PART 2


    • 8.

      Cherry Branch | PART 1


    • 9.

      Cherry Branch | PART 2


    • 10.

      Strawberries | PART 1


    • 11.

      Strawberries | PART 2


    • 12.

      Strawberries | PART 3


    • 13.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

Do you want to learn how to draw vivid and mouth-watering fruit illustrations? This class is a step-by-step tutorial for drawing five colorful fruits and berries with alcohol-based markers. 

It's excellent for those who have some experience with alcohol-based markers. However, it is not a suitable class for zero beginners. If you are just getting started with markers, please go to my class "Markers 101: The Basics and Step-by-Step Sketching" to learn about the supplies and basic techniques.  

What does this class include? 

First, I will take you through the tools and materials necessary for this class and give you some general advice on markers. At the beginning of every video, I will also show you the marker colors I will use for the particular drawing. Don't worry if you don't have the same colors or brand! You can use any alcohol-based markers for this class and color your fruits and berries whatever colors you want.

We will start with the easiest drawing - the kiwi fruit. I will show you how to make a pencil sketch and refine it with a fineliner, and I will take you through the step-by-step process of coloring it with markers. In the following videos, we will draw a branch with oranges, blueberries, and cherries, and we will finish with a colorful strawberry branch.

In each part, you will not only draw different fruits or berries but also learn something new about marker sketching techniques and drawing in general, and you will develop your personal sketching style along the way. By the end of this class, you will have much more confidence in creating colorful marker sketches.


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Julia Henze

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Hello, creatives! My name is Julia Henze. I'm a freelance illustrator and urban sketcher living and working in a village with a name that nobody can pronounce, Bergschenhoek, in The Netherlands.

I love to share my passion for drawing and urban sketching with you, and show you how to make the drawing process easier and more fun. All my Skillshare classes are very easy to follow and perfect for beginning artists. But also advanced students can find interesting tips and tricks.

Visit my Instagram for inspiration and drawing tutorials. Tag me (@julia_henze) when you post a sketch made with one of my classes and use a hashtag #JuliaHenze_Skillshare. I'll be very happy to see your artworks!

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1. Let's Start!: [MUSIC] Hi, everyone, and welcome to this class. I'm Julia Henze, an artist and the top teacher in your Skillshare. This class consists of five step-by-step tutorials on sketching different kinds of fruit with alcohol-based markers. In each part, you will not only draw different fruits or berries, but also learn something new about marker sketching techniques and drawing in general. You will develop your smooth sketching style along the way. We will start with the easiest drawing, the kiwi fruit. I will show you how to make a pencil sketch and refine it with a fine liner. I will take you through the step-by-step process of coloring with markers. In the following videos, we will draw a branch with oranges, blueberries, and cherries, and we will finish with the color for strawberry branch. By the end of this class, you will have much more confidence in creating colorful marker sketches. This is an excellent class for those who are already familiar with alcohol-based markers and want to take their skills to the next level. If you're new to alcohol-based markers, please watch my first Skillshare on markers. Markers one-on-one, the basics and step-by-step sketching before you do this class. In that class, you will learn all you need to know to start out those markers, how to choose markers, and how to create your first collection. Also, how to select suitable paper, a colorless blender, fine liners, white pens, and how to do the basic strokes, apply coloring techniques, texturing, and shadowing. I'll be delighted to see your work in progress and your finished sketches in the project gallery. Also, if you want to draw other fruits, berries or vegetables, don't hesitate to share them too. I look forward to seeing all your art works. Are you ready for a new drawings adventurer? [LAUGHTER] Let's get started then. [MUSIC] 2. Tools and Materials: [NOISE] Let me show you what we're going to use in this class. First, we need a pencil and a soft eraser for the preliminary sketch. Then we will obviously need some alcohol-based markers. I often get questions about markers. Do I really need expensive Copics or can we use other brands? The answer is, of course you can. There's definitely certain quality difference between brands, but all alcohol-based markers are blendable, which we need for this class. I'm going to use my favorite pro markers and pro markers brush from Winsor & Newton. Their regular pro markers has this bullet nip on one side and a chisel nip on the other side. Pro marker brush also has a chisel nib and a brush on the other side. There is no particular reason for me to use one or another type. I just happen to have some colors in the pro marker version and others in the pro marker brush, especially in the beginning, it's a bit easier to blend with a brush nib, but they're actually both great for not too smooth sketch blending. At the beginning of every video of this class, I have to mention what colors I'm going to use in that video. But don't feel overwhelmed if you don't have exactly the same colors, or if you use a different brand, just try to choose the most suitable colors from what you already have. As for paper, I'd like to stress the importance of having the right paper for drawing with markers. I'll be using this Winsor & Newton extra smooth paper. Of course, you can draw on any paper you have, but if you want to achieve more or less smooth blending, the paper should be pretty smooth. Another paper that I also use for my marker drawings is this special bleed proof marker paper, it's quite thin but very good for blending. This is Winsor & Newton's new special marker paper heavyweight, which is also great for blending, but I got it after finishing all my videos, so I had no chance to use it in this class. The last of my favorites is maybe a little bit less suitable for very smooth blendings, but its heavy weight, double-sided, and absolutely great for sketching. I also happen to have a sketchbook with this paper inside. It's absolutely awesome to have it in a sketchbook because you can draw on both sides of this paper, which is not possible with all previous papers I have shown you. However, when you draw in sheets, it's not necessary and maybe even useless to have double-sided paper, but I just wanted to show you that it exists. Further, I'm going to use the fine liners, a thin one, this is Winsor & Newton fine liner, 0.1 millimeter, and a thicker one, 1.5 millimeter. The last one is actually optional. I like to have some contrast in my sketches. If you prefer only thin lines, you don't need a thicker liner. My last tool is a white pen or marker, also optional. No worries if you don't have it. I just like to add this both to my sketches to make them look a little bit shinier. That's it for materials, let's start drawing. 3. Sketching Kiwi Fruits: In this first part we will draw kiwis. This will be the easiest drawing in this class. It's always nice to start with something easy and build obvious skill along the way. The last drawing with the strawberry will be the most difficult one, but if you draw all the fruits with me, this strawberry won't be a problem at all. Here are the colors I'm going to use in this video. I start my drawing with a pretty simple pencil sketch. I draw the left root first, it's a hollow of kiwi, so we can see the upper part which sits here. It will be an ellipse in our drawing, a bit skewed, and the fairy branch part is a half circle. Another ellipse more around is the kiwi in the background. Here we have the white core, also an ellipse, but much smaller and here is that small thing from the flower, I guess also an important detail. Now, when the pencil sketches done, we can move on to the refining with a fine liner. I use my smallest prime liner, a one point millimeter, and just refine all the lines I have already drawn. I know it's difficult sometimes to draw a nice clear line at once. It's a matter of practice, but there is also a trick that can help you create a good line. Let me show you. You can do it in one smooth movement or you can draw a part of the line, stop and then go further with the next part. The small the gaps between the parts, the smooth that looks. But if you do it is in this example, this is also great. Here is what you shouldn't do. Don't draw too many short lines and let them cross each other. I think it looks a bit untidy, especially in combination with markers. Let's continue. I remove the pencil lines very carefully with the soft erases so I don't damage the paper. Before we start drawing with markers, I want to show you what I'm going to do with the chateaus in this picture and why. It's an imaginary scene, so we don't have any light and shadow reference. Without light and shadows, our sketch will look flat and boring, so we need to make something up. I place an imaginary light source on the left. That means that the green part of the kiwi, and this place here will be the lightest and the other side will be in the shadow. The farther from the light source, the darker. Then we have a cast shadow here. I draw an elliptical shape here, another one here, and then connect them to one big shadow from both berries. Of course, you can make it a bit smaller if you like. Let's start coloring. I draw the lightest middle part first with my lightest marker. Just make an ellipse here. The green part of the kiwi has that uneven structure, so we can apply a flicking technique here. Press the marker a bit against the paper and then do this flicking movement so that marker barely touches the paper tent. Now we can apply to the actual drawing. I use my lightest green now. I leave a highlight closer to our imaginary light source and add the darker green. It's my second light green, closer to the middle, with the same flicking technique but shorter strokes. Add just one stroke here to make it a bit more interesting, and blend slightly with my lightest marker. Add some seats with my darkest brown special for the seats, just some dots here and there. If you close to each other and a view farther apart so it doesn't look boring. Now, I grab my lightest brown. I use the chisel nib because it covers more area, leave some whitespace between the color and the line to make it livelier. Use a small part of the chisel to go along the line and continue coloring. I'm not worried about the color being an even now because we will create more layers and because the kiwi skin is not really even either. Next, I apply darker brown, it's important to make this hollow ground movement here to keep the round shape of the shadow. Now, I get back to the first brown marker and blend them. This is my third brown mark darker than the previous ones. The same hollow frond movement. I use a bullet nip here so I don't mess up with the contour. Also here, I leave some space between the color and the line. It makes the drawing lighter and livelier. Now we can add some texture to the kiwi skin. With the mid tone, I put the dots here and there. The previous layer is already dry, so the same marker appears much darker. I mean, use the same color as the previous layer on the particular and start where darker dots closer to the darker part. I also make the kiwi dark with the darkest of these three markers. The other half is not in the light, so I don't use the lightest marker here at all and start to draw with my second brown, the mid-tone, go carefully along the contour line and just color the whole thing. Now, I can add the shadow with the darkest marker with the same hologram movement as I did before. A bit darker here. I also want to make the other shadow darker. Every time I apply new layer to a dry one, the color gets slightly darker. That's a great feature of markers because this way we can create lovely, smooth, and dark shadows. I blend the darker color with the light one here and there, but not too much because I don't want to have it too smooth. I also darken the shadows a little bit. Add more texture. For the shadows, I use grayish purple. If you don't have such a color, you can use the gray markers instead, one lighter and one darker. I start with the lightest and draw the shape of the shadow first. I don't worry too much about the shape, it's not a real shadow, we're only needed to make our sketch look more or less realistic. Next, I add a darker color closer to the berries. Blend the colors together with the lightest of the two markers. I like it a bit darker. Now that the colors are dry, we can add even more darker dots and shadows. Multiple layers create this beautiful texture on the kiwi skin. For perfectionists among us, we can go on and on with making shadows darker and textures more amazing. We're actually done with our drawing. The next few steps are extra. I add some more texture with my second thicker fine liner, 0.5 millimeter. It's darker than my darkest brown, not really necessary, but fun to do. This is only for the brave people. Don't do this now if you're afraid of ruining your sketch, but you can definitely practice with it on some draft paper. I just draw the contour again over the first line. Now it looks a bit more solid. One tip. It's much easier to do it when you rotate your paper. If you thought we had enough texture, we can still add some more with a white marker. I put them quite randomly here and there and make some slightly bigger than others. That's all for kiwis. I hope you enjoyed this video and can't wait to move on to the next one where we will draw a beautiful branch with oranges. 4. Oranges Branch | PART 1: In this part, we will draw a branch with three oranges and some leaves around them. These are the colors I'm going to use. We will need some orange and brown tones for the oranges and the branch, a few greens for the leaves, and a yellow and two paints for the flower. I start with a pencil sketch again. I don't have a reference, so I try to create a nice composition by spreading the three oranges and adding a flower, some leaves around and between them, and the branch. We don't see the part of the branch behind the oranges and the leaves, so it's very important that we don't just draw its ends, but imagine a line extending from top to bottom. The orange leaves have an elongated shape pointed at the tip. I make them even bit smaller than there are in reality, just because I like the shape more and it's still recognizable. I'm still trying to find a good composition, so I want to see what happens if I move the oranges just a little bit down. It looks pretty good, I think. I now have some more space for the leaves. I also draw a few leaves behind the oranges to create a three-dimensional look. I have some leaves in the foreground and some in the background. Add some more curves to the branch and a dot for the flower stalk. The pencil sketch looks down now. I don't really want to draw everything in detail and draw once again with a fine liner. I prefer to have the main lines and leave some space for spontaneous sketching with a fine liner. But if you are a bit unsure about your drawing skill, it's absolutely okay to draw out every leaf and all the other details. Just keep in mind that a sketch shouldn't be too detailed. I use the same thin fine liner, 0.1 millimeter first. Here, I want to show a different, more sketchy way of drawing than we use for the kiwi sketch. Try relaxing your wrist for this part so that the movement doesn't come from your wrist, but from your whole arm. It's not smooth but more like a short line, pause and a short line again. There is a double line in the middle. Practice it on some draft paper first, if you've never done one before. This way, we can vary the thickness of the line and make it much livelier. Now, we just draw with fine liner using the pencil lines we already have, and adding more details. I draw the leaf nerves with a very little pressure. Now let's take a look at how we will color our sketch. I choose a light source on the right again. To be consistent I will do it in all the following videos. We already know how to draw a round shape. There is a highlight here. It gets darker further from the light source, and here is the darker sport. It's a bit more complicated with the leaf. Here the side closest to the light source is light and the other side is dark. But also every section of the leaf has a lighter and darker part, light closer to the light source and dark farther from it. If we draw it in this way, we get a lively and more engaging picture. There will be, of course, even more shadows form other leaves, for instance. But for now, it's just important that you understand what I'm going to do. Also the branch rob light on the left on the side of the light source and dark on the right. Now, let's start coloring. I begin with a flower. Color the stamen with a yellow marker and petals with light pink. Now I add the darker pink to the lower part, and spread it with a lighter marker, and repeat it to make it a little bit brighter. For the oranges, I draw some dots with my lightest orange marker first. I try to vary the pressure levels so that the dots looks slightly different. It gives some texture to the orange. Then I go over to more even coloring, but not too much. It still should have some texture. Now, I take my second light orange and keep drawing with dots. Here I can use the chisel nib to speed up the process a little bit, take even darker color and so we create the roundness in the orange. Add an even darker color, still with points, darker closer to the leaves because of the shadow. Here we can color more evenly because it's very dark in this part and we don't really see the textures anymore. By the way, we always can add them at the end with a white marker. Oops, I see that I forgot to draw a part of the orange behind the leaves. Draw with a pencil first, and then with a thin, fine liner. This part is darker because it's behind the leaves. I use a darker orange and leave a small white stroke as a highlight. Maybe it makes sense to darken it even more. Yes, it's much better now. Add some more texture with the darkest of my oranges which is actually dark brown. 5. Oranges Branch | PART 2: Now, I do exactly the same with the other two oranges. This one is bigger, so I use a chisel nib more often, otherwise it will take ages to color it. Of course, we have this dark shadow from the leaves of the right side, the opposite side from our light source. I use the darker color along the leaf shape, and blend it with a lighter color but not the lightest, and dark dots everywhere for the texture , the flower stalk. Repeat the whole process again. Here, we also have this dark shadow from the leaves. As you can see, I never start drawing shadows first, instead, I build up my color from the lightest to the darkest. This way, I have a lot of control over my sketch, and can usually fix my mistakes easily if I make them. It also looks more accurate, because I have already practiced this line a few times with my lightest color. The next step is coloring leaves. Again, I start with the lightest marker, but now I color it more evenly, no dots this time. Instead, we will try to get a smooth look by blending. I take one shade darker green, draw along the lines, and blend it with the first light marker. The other side of the leaf is in the shadow, so I use my darker green here, then apply an even darker shade to the darkest spot and just a little to the lighter part and blend it with the lighter green. You can already see beautiful shape it starts to get. This is the way I will color all the leaves, the only thing that will change sometimes is the tone and the detailing. This leaf is in the background, which means it's way darker in its totality than the ones in the foreground and we see fewer details. I will make the shadow darker later, but I will not draw the numerous in detail as I did in the previous leaf. We also can make the other leaves more or less detailed to make the whole sketch look very playful and cool, or even leave some uncolored areas here and there, or even all leaves. I keep coloring all the leaves in the same manner, light on the left, and dark on the right. Don't forget to make the shadows dark. Here you can see how this door color puts one leaf in the background and the other in the foreground. The dark green behind the flower also creates such distinction. We unstick the flower from the leaves, the light flower comes forward and the dark leaves go back. The next thing I want to color is the branch, also dark on the right and lighter on the left, plus, I leave a small stroke color to create a highlight as I did in the other places. Add an even darker shadow on the right with my darkest brown and a few darker dots in there. As I've already said, the ink appears darker when the previous layer gets completely dry. A little bit more darkness in the shadow will create a stronger look. Now, we're almost done with our sketch. Let's add some shininess to it with a white marker. Again, different sizes of dots. I'll just draw some of them a bit bigger and let the other small. Make sure you apply them in the darkest areas to make them look clear and stop at the right moment because too many of those will just look weird. Here we can add a highlight and a few more dots. The last step is adding the counter line with a thicker fine liner. As I already said, it's easier to draw some lines by rotating the paper. There is no room where I make the lines thicker. It's more like a feeling, but usually, it's on the shadow side. That's all for the orange. I hope you enjoy drawing it. Let's move on to blueberries. 6. Blueberries | PART 1: Welcome back. Now we're going to draw one of my favorite berries, the blueberries. The beautiful thing about this berries is that as they ripen, they change the color from green to magenta and to blue. Sometimes we see all these colors on the same branch. You can color all the berries the same color if you want. But I'm going to give them different colors because it's really good practice for anyone who wants to learn this technique. For each berry, you need to choose a light and a dark tone. Each time you will discover that blending these tones will be slightly different. Some colors will blend perfectly. Others, not so much, but it's not blending competition, so don't worry about that. Just explore your markers and their blending properties. Here are the colors I'm going to use. Two blues for light blue blueberries, two for blue blueberries. Magenta and dark purple for a magenta blueberry. Light and dark purple for a purple berry and four greens. Three for green berry and all the four for the leaves. Let's start with our pencil sketch. First, I determine the composition. Even if I have already made the sketch before and thought out the composition, I don't just copy it. I look very carefully at the direction of the leaves, the distance between the objects and the general look. It's essential to do this in order to improve your drawing and your drawing skills. Notice the shape of the leaves. They are wider and a little bit rounder now, and the berries have a kind of flower shaped top. Sometimes it's pretty tricky to understand how the lines go. But this is the beauty of the pencil sketch. We don't need to be afraid that it will turn out wrong. We can always erase the wrong lines and draw the right ones. But again, try to look carefully at what we are doing. Does it look good? Great. Doesn't it work right yet? Just erase it and draw again. No big deal. Now that the sketch is done, let's move on to the fine liner. The thin one first. Again, with a very relaxed wrist. Let's shake all the tension off and draw the same way as we did before. Remember that if you can draw along line in one goal yet, do it in a few steps, as I showed you in the first video with a cutie foods. Now we can get rid of all the pencil lines and go over to the most fun part, the coloring. Have already color it round shapes twice, so this must be as easy as apple pie. I want to color the blueberries on the right. First, I start with my lightest blue again. Now, I want to show you what we're going to do first, wherever you so that you understand where the shadows will be. Because we have this small flow in year with a beautiful English name, calyx. As always, the light source will be on the left, the shadows on the right. Here will be a shadow from the calyx tool. The calyx itself is here in the light spots, so there will be a highlight on it and a shadow inside it to show the small deepening in the middle. First, I call it the light sport with my lightest bloom. Then I grew up my middle light bloom and color the other side. Blended with the lightest color. I think we have a pretty smooth surface. Now, let's add the darker shadow. Don't forget to leave a white stroke here under the shadow. Then I call it the shadow inside the contracts with the same column, the left, and I do the rest with mid light blue. Further, I had a dog deep shadow with my darkest marker. Now, we just do the same with the other blueberry. The only difference is that the calyx is not the lightest here but we do the same steps. We start with the lightest color. At this second light. Blend with the lightest add darkest. Blend with the midtone again. There will be a shadow instead of the calyx again, dark on the left because this part gets the least amount of light. The dark blue is already dry here so I can make it a bit darker with a new layer. The barrier on the bottom right will also be blue, but a little lighter. I use the same colors, but more of the light blue and less of the dark. There will be dark shadow from the living room. The calyx will be darker here and lighter at the bottom. 7. Blueberries | PART 2: Maybe I made this berry a little bit too dark, they look all the same now. I can make the berries on the right darker, but I actually like them this way. I think you understand the idea and can make your own berries darker as in my toy layout sketch. Just repeat what we did before and the second layer will be way darker. Now, I want to call it the green bearing. I start with the lightest color. Color it entirely this time to make a gradient a bit softer. Then add the second light green, blend it with the lightest. The third one, not the darkest here. Blend again. Now we do exactly the same with the red, purple or magenta berry. Magenta for the light side and dark purple with the shadows. For the purple berry, I use a light purple for the light side and dark variable for the shadows. Let's color the leaves. Here again, the same idea as I've showed you before. The right part of each leaf is in the light, and the left side is a bit more in the shadow and the same goes for the leaf sections. The left side will be lighter than the right side. Again, I start with the lightest green at the second light. Blend it a bit with the lightest. At the third. Blend with the second. Add the darkest, and blend with the third. Of course, you do not use this scheme every time. Sometimes I might skip a step because it's a sketch and edge shouldn't be perfectly smooth. I love making some parts pretty small, others more rough or even uncolored. We have already done it in the orange part and so that it creates a lovely sketch look. Here it's very important to separate the green berry from the leaf, by adding a darker tone around it. Here we have a shadow side, so it helps us to do this. Look at how it comes from it right away. It looks like magic, but it's actually so simple. The shadows under the berries are even darker than the other shadow, so I apply a few layers with the darkest marker there, and keep coloring all the other leaves in the same manner, creating shadows on the every berry and making leaves in the background darker than those in the foreground. I want to make the blueberries on the left just slightly darker though on the shadow side to give them some more volume. Now, the difference with a berry on the right is also a little bit bigger, and also make other shadows a bit darker. Again, for the volume. I don't color over the lightest parts so there will be a round highlight. I think we have enough color here, so let's add some shininess to all berries with the white marker on the darkest parts. I highlight here, and some dots here and there again. Optional again, I want to add the thicker contour line, mainly on the shadow side. Now our blueberry sketch is done, I'm so curious about what colors you have chosen for your berries. Don't hesitate to share your sketches in the project gallery. I'll be glad to see all your creations. Now, let's move on to the next part where we will draw a cherry branch that will be truly amazing. 8. Cherry Branch | PART 1: Welcome back. In the previous videos, we have already learned how to draw three different fruits; cherries, oranges and blueberries. In this part, I will show you how to sketch a beautiful cherry branch. Here are the colors I'm going to use for this sketch. Three red tones for the berries, four greens for the leaves and two brown tones for the branch. If you're ready, let's begin. As always, I start with a pencil sketch and for drawing cherries, it's especially important that we make them elegant by drawing smooth and graceful lines and letting the leaves and berries flow together beautifully. I choose the diagonal composition because it creates some tension in this sketch and makes it look more attractive. The leaves are wrapping around the branch. I use curved lines for their stems and all the other details to make them elegant and lovely. I draw the cherries in bunches. Some of them will be in the foreground, and some others in the background. When we add color to them, it will create a great sense of depth and make the sketch look more realistic and engaging. The sketch is much more complicated than the previous ones. This time I draw the details more precisely, determine the shape and the width of the stems at the point of teeth where I want them to be. The details on the branch and even the lines on the leaves. I won't get confused [inaudible] with a fine liner. The pencil sketch's done. Let's refine it as always with our thinnest fine liner. Here it's also very important that you keep the stems thin and everything curving. Again relax always before you start and just go over the lines we have already drawn. The fine line sketch looks pretty good to me. Now, we can go over to the most fun part, coloring with markers. Actually, we use the same technique as in the previous parts, but here we have to deal with other kinds of fruit skin. The [inaudible] and oranges have texture skins. The skin of [inaudible] is smoother, but also [inaudible] Cherries, as you probably know, have very, very smooth and shiny skin that reflects the surroundings and create highlights here and there. Let's see what we are going to do with them. Here is our cherry. The light comes from the top-left corner, so most highlights will be on the left. You can draw them as a circle, but I prefer a more sketchy look, kind of smaller rectangles. Also, cherries often have reflected highlights on the opposite side, the bottom right, and sometimes around the stem. Let's draw them too. But for the rest, everything will be the same. Lighter colors on the side of the light source, darker on the opposite side. You can draw them very lightly with the pencil first to make sure you don't forget them. I start with my lightest marker on the left side and color around the highlights. No worries, if we forget some of them, later we can get them back with the white marker. Then apply the mid-light red and blend it with the lightest. Notice the shape of the shadow. It has a rounded form as if we draw around the light-colored part. Now we make the right part of the shadow darker with the darkest red and blend it with mid-light red. Now I see that I forgot to draw a line here again, but it's not a problem. I can draw it with a pencil first and then refine it with a fine liner. Let's Some some highlights on the second berry in a bit different place. Something like this will be fine, I think. 9. Cherry Branch | PART 2: By the way, all the cherries have a shadow on the left side of the dipping around the stem. Here we make the shadow nice and dark and add even more darkness with the darkest color when the first layer is dry. Here we live a white stroke between the fine liner and the marker lines and then we color all the cherries in the same manner. This cherry is behind the previous one so it will be the darker. Here, I don't use lightest color at all, only the mid light and the darkest. Of course there will be shadow from the other cherry. This cherry is behind the other cherries and under the leaf, so it will be double dark. Here I will only use the darkest red and one very small highlight. Now, the cherries are done. We can move on to the leaves. We already know how to color them, starting with the lightest color, adding the second light, blending, adding darker greens , and so on. When I was drawing with a fine liner, I said it was important to draw with curvy lines. Here we try to do the same, a little bit curvy and not too much. That we actually follow the fine liner lines and create some shadow between the leaf sections. I make the points of the leaf darker to emphasize its shape. I don't want to color the next leaf too much. One or two light green strokes will be enough, so we create a nice and light sketch, not too detailed, and keep the focus on the middle part. The next leaf is in the middle so we will color it in much more detail. Adding shadows to all the leaf sections. Here we also have to separate the cherry from the leaf with the darker green and add a large shadow with the darkest marker. The next leaf will also be quite detailed, but not too much. I want to leave left side light and sketchy. This way, we can direct the viewers attention. Keep it in the middle and at the same time, ensure that the edges on the sketch are not boring. Darker shadows also create tension in our sketches. When the first layer gets dry, I add another one with the same marker and make it darker. Now we want to color the stems with my lightest marker and at a darker shade, with my second darkest green close to the barrier and to the branch. The last thing I want to color is the branch itself. I start with my lightest brown. Keep some strokes on the left uncolored for the highlights. I see I forgot to draw this line here. No worries again, and add the shadow to the left side of the branch under the highlights and on the leaves. Make it a bit darker especially here behind the leaves. Add some more dark color to the leaves too to make the shadow a bit stronger. The coloring is done. Let's add some more shininess on cherries. Again, some dots on the darkest parts. Not too many, not too close to each other. Make some of them a bit bigger to create some contrast. The lesson is adding the thicker line to the contour of the leaves, berries, and the branch. Again, don't do it if you're afraid to ruin your art work, or you can practice first on some just paper. Adding thicker line, we can refine the leaves still and other lines, and create a more solid look in our sketch. But it is totally great to leave it as it is. Our cherry branch look fabulous, I think. Let's move on to the very last drawing in this class, the strawberries. 10. Strawberries | PART 1 : In this last video, we're going to draw some strawberries. This is your last sketch in this class, and it is one of the most difficult as I said before, but I'm sure that it won't be a problem because we have already had a lot of practice with other fruits. For this part, we're going to need the following colors. Yellows, orange, and pebble blue for the flowers, reds for the red berry, and greens for the green berry and for the leaves. We start out with a pencil sketch and just trying to create a nice composition. You can follow me and simply copy what I'm doing, or you can create your own composition and see where creativity takes you. Then what you need to do is to create some contrasts between bigger and smaller berries, change the number of flowers, or play around with the leaves. I start with a big picture, sketching it very lightly, not applying any pressure on the pencil. It might be even a little bit difficult for you to see what I'm drawing, but I really want the sketch to be very light so I can change it later. I'm not drawing any details at this stage, just identifying where the berries, leaves, and the flowers will go. Once I've done that, I can draw the details. Strawberry leaves are very different from blueberry leaves or orange leaves. They are more round and their edges are more serrated, which means that are shaped like teeth, but differently from a cherry, a bit rounded. The berries can all be shaped differently. Some can be oblong, other more round, or they can just have an unusual shape, for example, a round top and a pointy end. This is what I'm drawing but you feel free to choose a shape you like. Now, verifying the drawing the way we did in the previous videos. You know it very well right now. We erase the pencil marks and move on to the markers. Let me explain a little something here about what we're going to do. The strawberry itself is very easy to draw. The hard part is drawing these little things where the seeds grow. These parts are a little deeper than the rest of the surface. I'm going to show you how to draw these deepenings. I will make them bigger than usual so you can see it better, but you can make them as small as you like. It will be just a bit more difficult to draw I think. Anyways, I start with little circles like this, and I leave some white inside them. Then I take my darkest red marker and add the shadow. This gives volume to this deep parts. Now we can color the seed yellow. I will add some more color. Now you can trace it with a fine liner but you don't have to. You can just leave it as it is. I hope you get what I'm trying to show you. The seeds look a little bit more defined now. Let's now do the same on our sketch. First, we draw the circles with a pencil and then we will color them. I'm placing them a bit farther apart, so I have more space for the color and it will just make it easier to color. Looks like I've got enough circles, let's color them. I want to start differently from what I've just shown you. I start with my darkest marker and make the shadows. It will make it easier for me to see where I need to use the lighter marker. I draw this semicircular lines, then I can color around the circles. I leave some white space around them. This will be our highlights. The strawberry is a very shiny berry so you can always see these highlights. You can add more of them later if you want, but let's leave it like that now. Moving on, let's take a darker marker and keep coloring. Then we add a darker marker here under the leaf where the shadow will be. Then with a even darker marker and make the whole shadow side darker. 11. Strawberries | PART 2: We blend the colors where they meet. We leave this circles white for now. Just color and blend around them. It's starting to look good. You can see that the berry has some volume now. One side is lighter and the other is darker. It creates a nice three-dimensional effect, which makes our sketch more lively and interesting. We go over the shadows once again, not with the darkest marker but with the second dark, and blend it a bit here and there. Then we draw the same semicircles and the circles. In the middle here, I use my mid light red, by the way. I will see you how it works out. I might make it darker later if I need to. In some parts, it's not really a shadow. It's the same color as the rest of the berry. On the other side, I use the lightest red. I can see now that I had put these semicircles in the right places, so I can make them darker using my darkest marker. Let's color the seeds yellow now. You can see that they're too light, especially on the shadow side. Let's add a darker color, like some orange here. Oops, I missed one circle here. But it's okay. I make the shadow here with the darkest red, and I made the seed darker with orange. Again, I add some dark marker through the shadows to make them a bit sharper. I have to go around every seed. It's actually a really easy, but you end up doing a lot of work here because you can't just color it all in one go. Now, we can refine the seeds with a fine liner. I go about all the way around some of them. I go nearly all the way around the others. The fine liner, it's a little bit more volume to the seeds. I add some medium red in the middle here. Blend it with a darker and lighter colors to make it a smooth gradient. I go over the dark part with my darkest marker once again, to bring all the shadow and to give my sketch even more volume. I love to have some contrast in my sketches, so I keep it in the shadows and the volume. It looks like the most challenging part is over. Now we can draw the easier elements. I will start with yellow. First, I color the centers of the flowers, using this rotating motion to make the color more saturated while keeping the shape rough and not perfectly round. Then I move on to the petals. But I don't color them completely. I leave some parts uncolored. Let's make the centers a bit darker. It's brighter. Now, I move on to the second strawberry. I start coloring with the lightest yellow. Then add the lightest green. Then I go back to this lightest yellow and blend it with the green. We have a nice gradient here. Now, I want to add some pink on one side, as if the berry is just starting to ripen. Look at how beautiful colors turn out here. Now, I take the light green again, and make the shadow side a bit darker. Again, I add some more pink to make it brighter. Just a tiny bit of red. Then some pink to blend. Wow, it looks so beautiful, doesn't it? Now let's add some seed dots here. We're not going to draw the seeds the way we did it for the big berry. We just place a few dots here and there. That's some shadow on the leaf. Now I grab my pebble blue marker and start adding shadows to the flowers. Pebble blue is greenish and grayish blue, and is serrated for shadows on white objects. You can also use oregon gray or light blue color if you want, but I prefer more complex colors because they make our sketches look more attractive. Here, I add a little bit more light yellow again, and a few orange goes to the center of the flower. I made the shadows a little bit darker with the same pebble blue. I add green leaves to the flowers with my lightest green, and color the light part of the other leaves with the same marker. Leave white strokes in there for the highlights. Then I add some shadows to the shadow side with a medium dark green. Now I can make the shadows even darker with my darkest green. Objects behind always look darker than objects in front. This leave here will also be the darker. This leaf, under the petal will be pretty dark as well. Add some more darkness to the shadows on all the other leaves. Blend it with my lightest green, and color it a lighter side somewhere too. Now I want to make the shadow from the leaves on the strawberry a bit deeper with the darkest layout. The previous layer is completely dry now. As we already know, the new layer always looks darker than the previous one. I make the seeds darker too, with some orange and add a darker shadow to the deep part. Make the green shadows dark as well. Blend it with the medium light green to make the leaves look smoother and add volume. With my lightest green, I color the stems, and the leaves on the small strawberry in the middle. With medium light green, I add shadows to all of them on the right side, and add a bit more darkness to the leaf in the middle to create some more volume. Blend the mid with the mid light green. Now we can go over to coloring the other big leaves in the same manner we did in all the previous videos where we had some leaves to color. If you didn't watch the video with the orange, I would suggest getting back to it to see my method of coloring leaves. But briefly explained, we color the right side of the leaf and each leaf section light, and then left side of the leaf and each leaf section dark. I constantly go back and forth with lighter and darker greens. I make sure those as dark as I can and leave the light parts as they are. Shadows create tension on our sketches and make them look more engaging. For instance, here, the sober creates a shadow that falls on the leaf under it. If you don't draw this shadow or don't make it dark enough, your sketch will reflect and not very interesting to see. But with the dark shadow, it looks absolutely fantastic. 12. Strawberries | PART 3: Now we color the other leaf in the same manner, and here it's especially important to make sure there was dark. A little colorful it is now and how it pops when we're at a dark shadow with my darkest green under the strawberry. Make it just a bit darker around it. The shadows are less light on the left side, so I use my medium-light green here. Make sure those here darker. I apply my lightest green to the stem and the small leaves. Add value to them with the medium-light green. Make shadows darker with the darkest. We also have shadows on the stem. One from the flower and another one because the stem has this round shape and the lower part is in the shadow. Reduce the contrast with medium-light green. Make that part green with the lightest marker and the stem in the background will, of course, be darker, so I use mid-light green to color it. Add shadow with the darkest. Now we can clearly see that it's behind the other stem. Add some more darkness to the shadows here. Now it looks much cooler. Yeah, I do the same thing as with other leaves, but I start with a medium-light color because this leaf is on the shadow side. Not completely in the shadow, but it's darker here. I leave a white stroke along the line. It creates a charming look and makes the strawberry shine a bit. More shadows with burble blue on the flowers. Something fine line around the seeds deepenings, textures on the flowers. Now they look less boring. Another strawberry also mark the seeds deepenings very lightly and not all of them, we don't want to make them too present. Now, we can add some shiners to the strawberry with a white marker, some dots here and there. As I said in the beginning of this class, it's not a problem if you forgot to create the highlight on the right, we can use the white marker to make it white again. As a finishing touch, make some shadows darker and add more white dots. The very last step, carefully draw counter where the thick of my liner. That's it. Our strawberry branch is done, and looks amazing. I hope you enjoyed drawing it and it was not difficult but even if it was, I'm sure that if you keep practicing, you will soon get the hang of it. 13. Final Thoughts: [MUSIC] You guys made it all the way to the end. Well done. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and improved your marketing technique. Now you have five amazing drawings of foods to add to your art collection. Remember, this class is just the beginning. I hope you keep practicing, experimenting, and use the techniques to create your own art. I look forward to seeing what you have created. Please share your artwork in the project gallery and let me know if you want to get some details feedback. I'm always happy to help you grow as an artist. You can also take a moment to check out the other student's projects and write the view words of encouragement in the common section. Every artist can use some extra motivation and support on the creative drawing. If you share your drawings on Instagram, don't forget to use the #JULIAHENZE_SKILLSHARE. I would love to showcase your fantastic artwork in my Instagram stories. Also, if you have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions, please leave a comment in the discussion section under the video. I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks again. Have fun and keep practicing and making art. See you in my other classes. Bye bye.