How To Draw A Potato: Step 6

How to Draw a Potato

Young artists will love learning how to draw a potato in today’s art lesson.

Grab some art supplies and follow along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You will learn the fundamentals for drawing a potato.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons or markers. This is ideal for very young children in the need of extra guidance and are looking to shade in a potato.

Learning to draw is much more fun when you have a simple lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Potato Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Potato: All Steps

In today’s basic drawing lesson, we will learn how to draw a potato on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be observed in each step of the lesson. Observe that the blue lines are used to indicate the current shapes being drawn in each in each of the steps.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Basket Top

    How To Draw A Potato: Step 1

    Start by drawing an oval in the middle of your paper.

  2. Add The Basket Side

    How To Draw A Potato: Step 2

    Then, add slightly slanted lines that are attached to the oval shape you drew in step one. You should now have what looks like an empty vegetable basket.

  3. Add Details On The Basket

    How To Draw A Potato: Step 3

    Add vertical and curved horizontal lines to the basket. This makes it look like a woven basket, the type used to hold potatoes.

  4. Draw The Potatoes

    How To Draw A Potato: Step 4

    Add the first batch of potatoes on the right side. Take notice how the circles in front overlap the circular shapes near the back.

  5. Add More Potatoes

    How To Draw A Potato: Step 5

    Complete your line drawing by adding the second batch of potatoes on the left side.

  6. Complete Your Drawing

    How To Draw A Potato: Step 6

    Grab your coloring materials and begin coloring your potatoes in the basket. I have drawn half of these as red potatoes and the other half as brown russet potatoes!

How to Draw a Potato PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Potato. 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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