We start with the basis, with the circle. Draw the future cabbage big, use a compass to do this. Try to have enough space for the leaves on the sheet.
Now divide the cabbage into two parts. Draw an uneven diagonal line. It can end above or below the center.
Adjusting the shape
From the line of division start drawing the shape of the vegetable. It mustn’t be smooth, cabbage is not perfectly round.
Do the same with the second part of the cabbage. Lines can bend and go beyond the circle but not over a long distance.
Start drawing the leaves around the cabbage. Draw them with the help of wavy and curved lines. Leaves can be not of the same size.
Around the first layer, draw the next leaves with the help of the same chaotic, uneven lines.
To make the vegetable look voluminous, draw a small irregular semi-circle on the right side.
Now start correcting the drawing. Erase the circle, it’s not needed any more. If there are any extra lines, they should also be removed.
The cabbage leaves have noticeable veins. Draw them in the form of the curved lines in any number.
Finish your drawing by adding small details – the veins on the leaves.
Color the cabbage in traditional shades of green. Though there’s also a violet cabbage. So the choice is yours.
Collage with stages of a cabbage drawing