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How to Draw a Cactus

Gear up to draw a popular plant of the desert. Yes, you guessed it right. It is the succulent cactus. Its arms come out of the sides and extend upwards. Linear ribs fill its body that is dotted with spikes or thorns. The peculiar shape of this plant will be a big hit with the children.

Step 1: Draw the fleshy, tapering trunk.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 1

Step 2: Curved guides for the arms come out of the sides.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 2

Step 3: The trunk is detailed to be uneven.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 3

Step 4: The uneven arms are drawn now.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 4

Step 5: Then comes the turn of sketching the ribs.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 5

Step 6: Draw the ribs on the arms.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 6

Step 7: Start making the thorns that look like grass.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 7

Step 8: Cover the entire body with the thorns.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 8

Step 9: Color the plant green.

How to Draw a Cactus Step 9
How to Draw a Cactus Step by Step

Kiddos would have a whale of a time sketching the desert plant on canvas. They would be glad to know that the plant can also flower and is an excellent house plant. It is a simple drawing exercise and the sketch need not be perfect due to the surface unevenness and varieties of the plant that are commonly available.


Published by on October 24th 2019. Filed under Drawing

 

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