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Easy How to Draw a Banana Tutorial

 Learn how to draw a banana with a step by step tutorial, and then shade it using only crayons.

How to Draw a Banana
Banana drawing, finished with marker and crayons

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in America, and a very healthy snack, but do you know why? Here are just a few fun facts you may not know about them.

  • Bananas are considered a mood enhancer because they contain the amino acid, tryptophan and Vitamin B6 that helps the body produce serotonin.
  • Bananas can help lower blood pressure and protect heart health due to high potassium and low salt content.
  • The inside of a banana peel can help relieve itching and inflammation, such as from bug bit or poison ivy.
  • Bananas are a great pre-workout snack because they are loaded with potassium that aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function during work outs.

If you’d like to have your students do more “still life” kind of drawing, mixing this popular snack with an art lesson might be a fun idea. If they have a real one on hand to refer to, great, but if not this tutorial will walk them through drawing a whole bunch. Literally.

This project even makes the most of using crayons as a media, as the subtle shading that’s needed can happen easily with two colors that are probably already in their Crayola box. It just so happens that when you color yellow over the very light gray color that Crayola makes, you end up with a lovely shadow that is perfect to give a banana some extra dimension. It’s not to dark, and not too light, and will never smear like oil pastels do. Who knew crayons can sometimes do a better job than more expensive supplies?

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How to Draw a Banana

Materials for a Banana Drawing

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Directions to Draw a Banana Step by Step

Time needed: 25 minutes.

How to Draw a Banana

  1. Draw the first banana and stem.

  2. Add the lines inside.

  3. Draw a wide cap shape on the end.

  4. Draw another banana shape behind the first.

  5. Add one line inside as shown.

  6. Draw the third banana shape in the back.

  7. Use a light gray crayon for shadows shown.

  8. Use light yellow crayon for the highlight.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

More Fun Fruit Drawing Projects

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