How To Paint Apples

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

I enjoy painting apples just as much as I enjoy eating them. Of course, painting apples takes a lot more effort, especially when you don’t know where to start. When I faced this issue, I observed a few tutorials on how to paint apples, and eventually got better results with my paintings. If these tutorials worked for me, there’s no reason as to why they won’t work for you.

To paint apples, you first start with the lighter shades. In this case, it can be yellow or even light green, depending on the type of apple you’re painting. Next you blend the lighter shade with a darker variant or tone, and let the colors bleed into one another for a proper transition. You can even take this approach in the reverse order, that is work on the dark tone first, and then the lighter ones. Afterwards, you top things off by adding necessary details and lighting effects.

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Easy Way to Paint Apples with Acrylics

Easy Way to Paint Apples with Acrylics

For this painting, the artist takes the reverse coloring procedure that I’ve mentioned above. He starts off with a darker shade, and then makes his way up the drawing, transitioning to much lighter tones. The apple in this painting is mostly orange in color, with shades of red around it. It’s a detailed tutorial on a painting that’s quite impressive, despite not having much to offer in terms of details.

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Realistic Apple Painting with Oils

Realistic Apple Painting with Oils

Oil painting is probably the best way to make an artwork look vivid, and realistic. For instance, check out this oil painting of an apple. The color blends, transitions, and details all look magnificent. Credits to the artist for doing such an amazing job with this painting. Just goes to show that if you have patience and perseverance, you can hone your skills, and accomplish even the hardest of tasks.

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Vivid Watercolor Painting of an Apple

Vivid Watercolor Painting of an Apple

You can tell that the artist is an expert when you see them make watercolor paintings look so vivid and realistic. Unlike oils, watercolor isn’t that popular of a choice for such vivid and lifelike artworks. However, if you observe the procedure in this tutorial, you might be able to pull it off.

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Blood Red Apple Painting

Blood Red Apple Painting

This painting explores the process of creating an apple with a blood red color. You’ll also notice patches of crimson, and maybe pink as far as I can tell. This isn’t actually shading or blending, but it’s basically highlighting certain areas of the artwork to showcase the effect of light. It’s actually an easy process, and doesn’t need much in terms of experience to recreate this artwork. Nevertheless, it’s a fine painting.

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Beautiful Painting of Apples in a Variety of Colors

Beautiful Painting of Apples in a Variety of Colors

This is one of the best apple painting tutorials according to me. Not only does it show you the proper way to implement shades and lighting effects, but it shows you how to do so in three different color variants. You’ve got a red apple, a green apple, and a yellow one. Perfect tutorial to see how to approach each of these variants properly.

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Lifelike Apple Painting

Lifelike Apple Painting

In this video tutorial, we once again look at another lifelike apple painting done with oil. The detailing done in this artwork is spectacular. You can almost touch and taste the apple in the painting. The color blending is exquisite in this painting. The lighting effect is just perfect. This one is a true masterpiece. A 10/10 from my end!

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Simple Watercolor Painting of an Apple

Simple Watercolor Painting of an Apple

This watercolor painting of an apple is simple, but it’ll still take you a bit of time to work on. That’s mostly because you need to work your way around the shades and lighting effects in this artwork. Apart from that, the rest is pretty easy. Lots of red, a bit of orange, and some yellow is all you need to get this one done. Apply the paint carefully, and don’t let the colors dry out before you get a chance to blend and let the colors bleed into one another.

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Simple Painting of an Apple

Simple Painting of an Apple

If you’re just a beginner with watercolors, this is the perfect place for you to get started. The painting process in this tutorial is very simple and straightforward. There’s no complexity whatsoever in this artwork. There’s a bit of shading done here and there, but that’s something you can easily achieve with a bit of practice.

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Simple Approach to Painting Apples with Watercolors

Simple Approach to Painting Apples with Watercolors

Beginners who are new to watercolor painting can also test their skills with this painting approach. This video tutorial highlights some of the simplest watercolor painting techniques to help you paint your apples. The color blending and lighting effects in this artwork are easy to replicate. If you follow this step by step tutorial, you’ll be able to learn a lot of things about watercolor painting.

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Digital Visual Recreation of an Apple

Digital Visual Recreation of an Apple

For once, we’re about to let go of our brushes, and settle down in front of our computers, because now, we’ll be painting digitally. This tutorial will guide you through the steps you need to follow in order to digitally paint an apple. It’s not an easy process, especially if you’re unfamiliar with Adobe Photoshop, or other digital illustration platforms. But don’t worry, because the instructor does a good job in explanation each and every step elaborately.

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My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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