How to draw an apple – Step by step tutorial – Prismacolor pencils.


Today i am going to do a tutorial on drawing
an apple. I used prismacolor premier pencils for the drawing. and its done on a canson
medium grained paper. Also i am gonna be demonstrating the use of baby oil as a blender in this tutorial.
I am starting off by blocking some areas with the color crimson red. The apple here is crimson
red colored so we will use crimson red for the mid tones. and for the sadows i will use
some reddish browns and dark brown and for the highlights i will use different shades
of pink. This apple has a big highlted area on the top and the bottom half is completely
away from the light. So we only have thin area of midtone in between. This high contrast
makes the apple look shiny. the mid tone and the shadows are usually blended
well together. But the highlights and the midtones has a sharp demarkation in between.
So i am making a thin layer of crimson red towards the shadow area and i will blend it
with the shadow colors later. Now i am using different shades of pink for
the highlight. i will use the darker pinks towards the periphery and lighter towards
the centre. Notice that i am blending each shades into one another so there wont be any
noticeable demarkations between them. Now i am going to one of the shadow colors
that is tuscan red. Most of the shadow part is drawn using tuscan red, but for some really
dark areas i will use an additional layer of dark umber. This apple is sitting on a
surface obviously so some of the shadow areas towards that surface will get reflected light
from the floor. So we will have to make those areas a bit lighter. But still it should be
darker than the mid tone. These reflected light helps to give the apple a 3d shape.
Right now i am avoiding drawing over the reflected light area. i am concentrating more on the
actural shadow part. I am adding a few more layers of crimson red for the shadow and i
will add a thin layer of dark umber towards the bottom.
Now i am drawing the reflected part and to make it lighter than the shadow i will add
an initial layer of pink and then i will use crimson red and tuscan red on top of that.
try blending different colors until you are satisfied. But make sure its lighter than
the shadow but darker than the midtone. i am finishing the upper part of the apple
by using some flesh tones and yellows. then i will add a few more layers of colors untill
i am satisfied. even after finishing the drawing the surface looks very grainy. this is due
to the soft nature of prismacolor pencils. So to avoid this grainy look we either have
to burnish the drawing with a lighter colored pencil like i have done in the lavender rose
tutorial, or we can use a solvent to blend. Here i am going to use a solvent because that
will make the colors richer. This is benificial in this drawing because apples are richly
colored. I am going to use baby oil as a solvent. This
has a pleasant smell and since this is viscous it gives a bit more control over blending.
I will dip a flat synthetic brush in the oil and then wipe off the excess with a paper
towel. Then use the brush to blend the colors. Care must be taken not to apply oil excessively.
this will ruin the paper and the drawing. So as you can see the drawing blends beautifully
with baby oil. You must draw sufficient layers before applying the oil otherwise the result
would be horrible. You can always go over the blended area with
colored pencils again. notice that i am further defining the shadows with colored pencils
even after blending. with an electric eraser i am making some patterns
over the apple skin. this helps to make it even more realistic. We dont want this dots
to be this much white so i will use the same brush to blend it to the nearby color. So
it wont stand out. If you dont have an electric eraser just use a white or light yellow pencils.
I am drawing the stalk by using some browns and dark umber. For the leaf i will use different
shades of green. for the under surface i am using yellowish greens such as chartreuse
and apple green. and for the upper surface i am using dark green and for the highlight
i am using a mix of true green and white. I will blend all together with baby oil later.
Now i am using a white gel pen for drawing the veins over the leaf and some fine details
on apple. For the cast shadow i am using the dry brush technique with oil colors. because
Getting a smooth shadow with colored pencils is really difficult . Thus the drawing is complete. Thank you for
watching and Dont forget to subscribe to my channel for more videos like this. Follow
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100 comments

  • Julia Bos

    Can you make a nice picture off flowers for mothersday please please please ???

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  • Mariaraquel Oliver

    bellísimo. el aceite le aplicas con un pincel? que tipo? no hay que dejar secar?

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  • Trinh Diem

    Tôi có thể dùng nước thay cho dầu em bé được không?

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  • dilara karatas

    You're so creative! I would have never thought of Baby oil as blending the colours! Very good, keep up the goodwork, your works are stunning as always! :D<3

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  • bermen

    your brushes are watercolor or not? if you can not use this technique in Lapis in watercolor?

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  • ChooseToBeProud

    Can you use something else than baby oil?

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  • eddy hernandez

    I just bought a set of 150 prismacolor premier pencils, but I seem to not know what color pencils I need for other drawings. Most other drawings you make are made in a speed of time, but how do you know what colors you need. For example, for a white skinned person, what colors do you need for that?

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  • Hideaki Art

    When I look at this and then I look at my very first drawing on my channel, that horrible green apple, it makes me so mad :)))
    …but also makes me try even harder 😉

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  • I.B Rekha

    hey art fadil , why my derwent colorsoft can't blend good with baby oil ?

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  • Nova

    Thank you so much! That really helped me with my drawings! 🙂

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  • Lyka

    does any baby oil work? I really want to try out that blending technique because it looks so smooth! Do I need a special paper to use that technique?

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  • Tara Choudhry

    soooooooooooo good it totally helped me with my technique, mine looks just like the picture!!!

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  • Jose Cervantes

    Can Canson, and Bristro paper be used and how thick should the paper be?

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  • Audie Quiboy

    Hi Fadil, may I know the kind of pen you used for the white highlights?

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  • Nicole Louise

    woah I've never seen this trick with baby oil to burnish and smooth out the color pencils! Will definitely try this !! Ps. You just earned yourself another follower 🙂

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  • Saminspire

    Omg !! I made a video tutorial on this very picture of apple using oil pastels ! An this video appeared in my suggestions box..yours is faar better than mine 🙂 Loved this !

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  • Abyan Jagadhita

    Can you teach me to make things like this , I'm very need it for my school work today….

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  • Ameising

    esta muy bonito

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  • رورو رورو

    very nice 👌

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  • Another Games

    Dat oil.

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  • El niño del mar

    what did u used 5:08 ?
    is it a rubber?

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  • coppermine64

    You are fast becoming my favourite tutorial artist on my subbed list. Keep it up. 😉

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  • evelina larzio

    have you got an Instagram account?

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  • Stan Marsh

    AWESOME WORK !!!!
    REALLY INSPIRING

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  • curlyy benie

    Is it necessary to use baby oil?

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  • Danny GT5

    i have an apple, i have a pen xD

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  • Coloring Kids

    Amazing!!! I just started a channel on coloring, if you have a moment check it out. Have a Great Day!!

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  • Jessica Komane

    i like how you used the baby oil (:

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  • KiWi Cat

    Nice tip! I'm gonna use baby oil to blend the colours once I get my Prismacolors 🙂

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  • Lucy Liu

    what type of pencil crayon did you use

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  • Rebeka Delgado

    I do not have baby oil at home, does coconut oil also work? Or is baby oil very different?
    Great video 🙂

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  • NANER

    Does the oil baby bland with oil based pencil? Around my place i dont find other blanders. and oil baby is too expencive for a blind try rsrsrs..

    thank u. your chanel is one of the top of my list. congrats for the work.

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  • Sheila Ostrander

    beautiful work you do

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  • manthasagittarius1

    I really enjoyed this! subscribing.

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  • manthasagittarius1

    I watched about half a dozen different tutorials on drawing apples in colored pencil before I decided to save this one in my tutorial folder. I might have preferred a little more yellow tone in the light area, but I can figure out where to work that in so it looks natural. Even as a time-lapse it was very clear and beautifully explained without a lot of unnecessary chatter. I admire the leaf, too, especially the two-surface exposure (looked so easy!) — and the electric eraser as a drafting and correction tool is a new one on me, very cool.
    Thank you for sharing this basic technique.

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  • pixie-gal

    You are so talented, beautiful painting!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Efti Sifat

    why white gel pen stops working suddenly????

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  • Arsal Ansari

    i need to ask a question that which paper u used

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  • All in 1 -Harish

    very nice

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  • Ritika Maria

    Thanksdear8thisI

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  • Hannah Hales

    what kind of paper did u use??😶😶😶

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  • Creative Check

    this tutorial was very beneficial for me!! thanks

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  • Sheetal Mordani

    loved it awesome thanks for sharing taught beautifully

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  • Crymson Ranger

    Thank you for sharing your talent and skill in this tutorial. Lovely, as always!

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  • Alina Martinez

    beautiful! i never heard of using baby oil, does it dry fast? it doesn't come off?

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  • Mystic

    can i use faber castel

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  • Sam Pyjam

    How do you blend the colors like that ? I tried many times with baby oil but the render seems like paint and its not clean like you.

    I have Polychromos Pencils and i draw on classic drawing paper canson. Do you use a particular paper or somethig ?

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  • choochoochooseyou

    Great tutorial, thank you.

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  • SSN Fear Fear

    I am hungry can I eat that apple?

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  • kevin ramos

    Nice drawing but to me it looks like a tomato

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  • Stephen Pereira

    I wonder how that apple looks in real life…

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  • Yashkant Gupta

    😮😮I want to eat that apple

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  • Angela Mamtani

    nice yaar😋😋

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  • Sobia Khan

    make a video how to draw maple leaf plz

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  • re am kind regards Chris sent

    very very nice drawing 😎😍😘😆👆😎👘👗👙💚

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  • Allison Newson

    dude what are you doing that don't look like drawing

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  • Snickerdoodle Crafts by Carla

    Amazing!!!

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  • Sathy Drawing

    Beautiful Drawing 🙂

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  • Chandra Art

    really nice….

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  • Sana Sheikh

    Wow tour Apple is so beautiful

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  • Sue Wilkinson

    I know I've said this before, but your artwork is fabulous.  Your drawing and coloured pencil skills are wonderful.

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  • Mr & Mrs SmArt

    Beautiful

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  • Mr & Mrs SmArt

    Amazing

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  • Juju Kharz

    Wow awesome video..short but very informative…

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  • The25oct77

    I don’t no how likes your video

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  • The25oct77

    No body likes your video

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  • Vigo Vakekok

    nice video

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  • Paula Peterson-Warnock

    Love it!!!!!

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  • Colors And cappuccinos

    Is d baby oil apt 4 all papers?

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  • Colors And cappuccinos

    Which baby oil is more gd?

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  • Akshay Kumar K

    Sir I bought baby oil & it's not blending the prisma premium colour pencils…. tell me a perfect blender agent….

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  • Angelruby17

    what can be alternitive for baby oil???

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  • Shibangi Giri

    it was really helpful

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  • Art Aftab - Timelapse

    Its really good

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  • Dhrisya Rajesh

    It is looking like real apple very beautiful and amazing 👏👏👌

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  • Dinbandhu Kumar

    Excellent

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  • mohammad akbar agwan lohar

    MOHAMMAD AKBAR LOHAR
    nic 😇

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  • TheDubaiNetwork

    [email protected] You are Great

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  • John Marston

    Good but if im honest it looks like a Barry instead of a Apple xD

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  • Wolfini Chan

    Co to był za płyn który pokazywałeś w minucie 3:46? Bo słaba jakość

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  • love rose

    you should tech us how to draw the things you color

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  • Metro

    Great drawing I am going to start trying to draw other things than graffiti

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  • Samantha Carritt

    Would Crayola work?

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  • Amazing Arts

    What Kind of pencil You used??

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  • hacker the Poop

    Apple

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  • kazik

    who THE FUCK TELL ME COLOUR PENCILS ARE FOR LITTLE KIDS?! XXD

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  • Jay Dee

    Do you have to wait between using the baby oil before applying more layers (as you do with solvents) or can you apply more color/layers right away after using baby oil?

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  • Nalini Ramesh

    It look like real Apple

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  • TiggyStardust

    I'd like to take a bite out of that apple. Beautiful drawing. Excellent work. I'm a new Subbie 🙂

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  • Svm Drawings

    Thankuu

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  • tytty pryppo.

    Wow sembra vera!

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  • JM Designe o Desenhista

    Incrível

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  • Señorita Dn

    I'm an architecture student but don't know how to do this.

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  • Goosey Geese

    WOW BABY OIL

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  • Kevin Kurz

    I drew an apple too, a little but like this one but a lot of people hated mine.

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  • Jay M

    Kalakkitto! 👍

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  • OnCloudNine Tuber

    May I know the paper you used for this?

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  • Kids Art Clubhouse

    Awesome looking apple. I love the prismacolor blending you do on it.

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  • Souman.pradhan Pradhan

    Nice

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  • Pushpendra Sharma

    What an idea man too good man too good I like it I want to eat this apple 😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😉😉😉😉😉

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