How To Draw a Cactus!
It’s out to the Desert of Doom this week – and time to draw a cactus with this spiky summer how-to!
Feeling sharp? Pick up some pens and learn how to draw this untouchable desert plant!
You Will Need:
- Some arty things. Pens, pencils, felt-tips, crayons, squirty cream, your choice.
Draw a big ol’ sausage. This will turn into a cactus soon, we promise.
Add an arm. Or is that a branch?
And now add another! This should be just a tiny bit higher or lower than the one on the other side.
It’s time to add some ridges. This will make your cactus 3D!
No cactus would be a cactus without these – it’s the spikes! Draw them all over, pointing in all different directions.
Now add a flower on top. Here’s a fun cactus fact, for you – some cacti have to grow for 50 years before they flower for the first time!
Now colour it in! You see how the ridges are a lighter green? That helps the 3D effect and looks real nice (though we say so ourselves!)
You’ve done it!
Wahoo! You’ve mastered the basics of drawing a cactus. Now you can experiment! How’s about this beast?
Or this one?
Looking sharp! Geddit – cactus?
Keep on cactusing!
Now try some new cacti in different shapes, sizes and colours!