How to Draw Flowers: A Step-by-Step Guide
Looking to add a little bit of nature’s beauty to your artwork? Follow this guide and learn how to draw flowers step-by-step!
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Hello and welcome to my guide on how to draw flowers! In this guide, I will be walking you through the process of drawing a flower step by step. By the end of this guide, you will know how to draw a flower that looks realistic and is proportionate.
I will be using a daisy as an example, but you can apply the same techniques to any type of flower. So let’s get started!
Sketching the Flowers
Start by sketching the flower. No need to be precise—just get a basic idea of the flower’s shape.
To sketch a daisy, start by drawing a small circle in the center of your paper. Then, draw 5-7 curved lines radiating out from the center of the circle. Finally, add small circles at the end of each line to create the petals.
To sketch a rose, start by drawing a small oval in the center of your paper. Then, draw two curved lines coming off each side of the oval. These will be the rose’s outer petals. Next, draw two more curved lines inside of the outer petals. These will be the rose’s inner petals. Finally, add some thorns along the stem of the rose.
Once you have a basic sketch of your flower, it’s time to start adding color.
Defining the Flowers
When it comes to drawing flowers, there are a few key shapes that you’ll need to know. The first is the classic petal shape. Petals can be broadly ovate, or oval in shape, with rounded or pointy ends. You’ll also need to know how to draw leaves, which are generally either ovate or lanceolate in shape.
Now that you know the basic shapes, you can start sketching out your flowers. Start by drawing a small circle in the center of your paper. This will be the center of your flower. From there, start adding petals around the center. Start with two or three, and then add more as you go. As you add petals, make sure to vary their size and shape to give your flower some character.
Once you have the basic shape of your flower down, start adding leaves around the outside. Again, vary their size and shape for added interest. When you’re finished, take a step back and evaluate your work. Is your flower too symmetrical? If so, try removing a few petals or leaves to break up the symmetry.
Sketch out a few different flowers using this method until you feel comfortable with the process. Then, try experimenting with different colors and sizes to create a unique bouquet.
Adding the Final Touches
Now that you have the basic shape of your flower drawn out, it’s time to add some final touches. By adding details such as streaks of color or small lines, you can turn your simple sketch into a work of art.
To add color, simply use a colored pencil or pen to fill in your flower. For an added touch, try coloring in only certain parts of the flower, such as the petals or the center. You can also add streaks of color by drawing lines in different directions.
To add small lines or details, use a fine-tip marker or pen. Draw small lines on the petals or in the center of the flower. You can also draw dots around the edge of the petals. Experiment with different patterns and designs to see what looks best.
Now that you know how to draw flowers, try using these techniques to sketch out other objects, such as trees, leaves, or even animals. With a little practice, you’ll be an artist in no time!