Children can learn how to draw an onion by following the demonstration images in this simple lesson.
Beginners will benefit from this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw an onion. This easy onion lesson is perfect for fairly young children looking to get started with drawing.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Expect this drawing to require about 20 minutes, but the creative process can actually take more time if a background is drawn as well.
Enjoy the process of learning how to draw an onion. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. It is time to get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw an Onion Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this beginner’s lesson, we are going to learn how to draw an onion with your drawing materials. Be sure to observe the various sizes and shapes of each part of the onion. The lines in each step is outlined in blue so you can easily see the most recent elements that you will be creating.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Onion Bulb Outline
Draw a circular shape on the left side of your paper for the initial shape of the onion bulb.
Draw An Onion Half
Then, draw an oval overlapping the circle and the right side of the paper. This will be an onion that has been cut in half.
Add The Onion Scales
Add curved lines inside the cut onion half. These layers are called the “scales” of the onion.
Draw The Stem
Draw the base of the stem at the top of the onion.
Add Another Stem
Add a well drawn stem to the remaining onion as well. You can hint at where the roots were near the bottom of the bulb as well.
Complete Your Drawing
Grab your coloring materials and begin to color your onion drawing! The insides of onions tend to be whitish in color but the outer skins can be white, red, brown or even close to orange in color!
How to Draw an Onion PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw an Onion. 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!