Basil Drawing: Step 6

Basil Drawing

Need to instruct a child how to draw a basil drawing? Today we will draw three basil plants growing out of a terracotta planter. What a great opportunity to combine lessons in art, food and plants!

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the creative process may actually take more time if a background is included as well.

Finally learn to draw your very own vegetables by following this lesson at your own comfortable pace. Enjoy the creative process!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Basil Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Basil Drawing: All Steps

This step by step lesson will teach you how to draw basil. We will draw attention to the shapes of each part and variety of outlines drawn ensuring that the drawing looks right.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Base Of The Pot

    Basil Drawing: Step 1

    Draw the lower part of the pot.

  2. Complete The Planter Pot

    Basil Drawing: Step 2

    Draw the top part of the pot. Now we will be drawing basil plants growing in the planter.

  3. Draw The First Plant

    Basil Drawing: Step 3

    Add the first set of leaves and basil stalk on the right side of the planter.

  4. Add Another Basil Stalk

    Basil Drawing: Step 4

    Draw a large basil plant that grows out of the center of the planter.

  5. Draw The Last Basil Plant

    Basil Drawing: Step 5

    Draw one last plant near the left side of your paper.

  6. Complete Your Drawing

    Basil Drawing: Step 6

    Grab your crayons or colored pencils and start coloring your basil drawing.

Basil Drawing PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Basil Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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