Have you ever tried to draw a flower and ended up drawing uneven petals? Do you really want to know how to draw flowers? If yes, then here some tips on flower drawings for you.

How To Draw Flowers

Flowers have been a common subject of drawing from time immemorial. From kids to professional artists, everyone has tried to capture this amazing creation of nature through their paintings. There are thousands of varieties of flowers around the world, each distinct in their shape, size, color, and scent. The first step of drawing a flower is to closely watch a flower you want to draw, be it rose, lotus, or jasmine, each has its distinctively shaped petals. Nothing gives you a better idea than a close observation of a real flower. So if you are planning to learn how to draw a flower, take a flower of your choice and look at it closely. Are the petals curly or wavy? Are they overlapping or separate from each other? Are they of a single color or a blend of two colors? If you wish to learn the basic steps of drawing a flower, then here are a few step-by-step guidelines to help you get started with your flower drawing endeavor.

Drawing Flowers

Things Required
  • Pictures of flowers or a freshly plucked flower
  • Drawing paper
  • Drawing pencils
  • Eraser
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or water colors
  • Take a picture of a flower or a freshly picked flower and study it closely. If you are a beginner, choose a simple flower, for example, a China rose, so that you don’t have to deal with any difficult strokes. However, you can choose any flower you like.
  • Start with drawing a circle or an outline of the flower. Always start drawing in the middle of the page; else your drawing might not fit in the paper.
  • Once you have drawn the central part of the flower, start drawing the petals of the flower. If you are a novice you might end up drawing uneven petals (one fat and one thin!). Make a light sketch of the petals before you actually draw the flower. This will help you to draw equal sized petals.
  • After you have completed drawing the petals, start drawing the stem of the flower. Stems are not usually straight, but slightly bent due to the weight of the flower. Remember to include these fine details while drawing which will give your flower a more naturalistic look.
  • Study the pattern of the leaves and draw it on either side of the stems. Add the mid line and the veins to the leaves. The structure of leaves and pattern of venation varies from flower to flower. Study the details and incorporate it in your drawing.
  • If you are drawing flowers like a rosebud or a lotus, observe the many layers of the flowers. Some flowers have a definite number of petals. Be sure to study these minute details.
  • Once you have done with the sketching of the flower, add all the details and shades to the flower.
  • Next, color your flower. As a beginner you can use color pencils or crayons instead of water colors as that can get a bit messy if you are not habituated with using it.
  • Add a base color and then different shades to it. Color the outline carefully so that it does not become dirty.
Tips For Flower Drawings
  • Always make a light sketch of the flower to estimate the size of your drawing. Do not go to details at the beginning.
  • Start with the basic outlines before going onto intricate details.

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