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How to Draw a Jalapeno
  • By Christine Hattingh
  • 24 Jan 2023
  • 6 Mins
  • Beginner
  • Drawing Tutorials

How to Draw a Jalapeno

In this hot drawing guide, you will learn how to draw a jalapeno in only 3 steps

In today’s food drawing guide, we will show you how to draw a jalapeno. With their shades of green and organic shapes, these spicy peppers are perfect for a quick drawing exercise. Add them to your food stall products, quirky quotes and tons of other creative ideas.

How to draw a jalapeno final result

You can use any art supply you have on hand to create your food illustration. Our drawing tutorials cater to everyone and can be used with traditional and digital media.

You can use pencils, crayons, paints, or Procreate to create your drawing. If you are using Procreate like we are, we have a great selection of premium Procreate brushes for your personal and commercial use projects.


Step 1 - Create Rough Sketches of your Jalapeno

To start drawing your rough sketches, you will need a pencil or a medium that is light in color. You can cover up your rough sketches when outlining or adding color if you aren’t able to erase them.

Create your Jalapeno Pepper Shape

Let us begin by drawing the shape of our pepper illustration. To create your jalapeno pepper shape, sketch a line that curves downward as we did in our example image below.

Create your jalapeno pepper shape

Above the bottom curved line, draw another line that curves upward on the left and down toward the right side. This will create the top (left) and bottom (right) of our jalapeno pepper sketch.

Jalapeno drawing - complete the shape

Add the Stem

On the right side of your sketch, draw the stem on the top of your jalapeno. To create the stem, simply sketch a long rectangular shape that curves towards the pepper (indicated in red) and draw a wavy line below it.

Add the stem to your jalapeno

Complete your rough sketches by adding extra details, such as lines on the stem and pepper.

Sketch extra details on your jalapeno drawing

Step 2 - Trace your Jalapeno Sketch Lines

Swap your sketching medium for a permanent one to trace and define your jalapeno outlines. This can be an inking brush in Procreate, a pen, markers, or a black-colored medium.

Trace around your jalapeno stem sketches first, then line the pepper. Outline any extra sketches you want to make defined such as the lines on your drawing. Once you are done lining your pepper clipart, go ahead and remove your rough sketches.

Define your jalapeno sketch lines

Step 3 - Add Color and Depth to your Jalapeno

With your coloring medium, apply different shades of green to your jalapeno clipart. For our drawing, we are using two base shades and two darker shades to add depth to our pepper drawing.

Using your lightest shade of green, color the stem and make the pepper a darker green.

Color your jalapeno green

Add depth with darker shades from your base color. You can apply your colors the way we did below, create shading with Procreate texture brushes, or leave your drawing as is with the base colors.

Add depth with darker shades on your jalapeno

Great work on your jalapeno drawing, it looks just like the real thing. We know your drawing will look great with other food illustrations. Be sure to check out our other guides such as how to draw a donut or draw strawberries to add a little sweetness to your art.


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