In one of our previous lessons in drawing, the team of taught the drawing of a pumpkin. today, in this lesson about the closest relative to the pumpkin, we’ll teach you what to draw the squash. This vegetable is frequently seen in a variety of pieces of art that fall into the still lifestyle and the great masters of that genre were artists like Caravaggio as well as Paul Cezanne. The team at is hoping that by following our guide on drawing squash, you’ll be no less proficient in the art of drawing still life.

Step 1

In the beginning, you have to sketch the outside contours of the squash. The figure tapers slightly towards the center, and it expands towards the top and the bottom. Lines should be drawn with very thin pencil lines since we’ll erase all of them in the following steps.



Step 2

We can now add a minor but vital component to the squash sketch. The item must be drawn using the same thin lines. Squashes differ slightly from one another, but the most significant differences are in the exterior design of the vegetable as well as the stem.


Step 3

Let’s improve our squash drawing to be more authentic and complete. Mark the sketch with black and white lines, to create it look more natural and appealing. Make vertical lines in the squash’s body and the stem. With an eraser, take out any unnecessary lines from the squash sketch.


Step 4

We now need to make the drawing more natural and full in order to take care of shadows. Every shadow should be as consistent and dense. Lines of hatching must be of the same length and also take into account the curvatures of the vegetable that they are placed on.


As we mentioned at the beginning of our lesson on drawing the squash the information learned from this article can be extremely useful to those looking to master creating still lifes. Do your best to draw a still life using the four steps you’ve observed in the previous. Place your squash sketch against watermelon and as well as a vase of grape leaves and you’ll have drawings that are reminiscent of the above-mentioned Caravaggio.


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