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How To Draw A Flower Step By Step

Updated on March 18, 2011

How To Draw A Flower

Learn to draw a flower. By Wayne Tully.
Learn to draw a flower. By Wayne Tully.

How To Draw A Flower Step By Step

 Drawing flowers can be a relaxing thing to draw, out in the garden drawing your fowers on a nice warm sunny day, but to draw them are you really having a good go at it or do you need an example to guide you on your way, well you're in luck. This is a step by step drawing tutorial on how to draw a flower, I already did one on how to draw a rose, so this one is more general in the sense that you can draw any flower that you want, it's totally up to you.

Draw a flower requires you to observe the flower and try to draw the basic shape at first to give you an overall sense of the flower petals and stem and leaves. The flower drawing below is of an imaginary flower I thought up, it looks like a Rose, but it could be any flower, a cross breed flower if you like, so long as you get the basics you can just make it all up if you don't fancy having your eyes glued to a particular flower in your garden for half an hour.


Drawing A Flower Step One

Creating a rough sketch is the idea, a foundation of the drawing, so here I have gone totally basic with an oval and a curved line. Simple isn't it?

If you look at the flower drawing below, you'll see that's what a flower basically is when reduced to simple shapes, so start with this and build from there!

Drawing A Flower Step One - First Sketch

How to draw a simple flower.
How to draw a simple flower.

Drawing A Flower Step Two

 In the second step of our flower drawing tutorial we complete the flower stem and a few of the leaves attached to the flowers stem and that's pretty much it as you really want to do the flower head last as it's the best bit, always save the best until last.

Drawing A Flower Step Two - Adding More Pencil Lines

Learn to draw a flower.
Learn to draw a flower.

Drawing A Flower Step Three

 We can now draw in the rough petal shapes around the flower head and add some slight shading with a simple pencil line at one side of the stem and a little shading under the flower head.

The basic and very simple flower drawing is nearly complete.

Draw A Flower Step Three - Flower Drawing

How to draw a flower, further drawing.
How to draw a flower, further drawing.

Drawing A Flower Step Four

 The Flower can now be inked with a fine line pen, I use cheap gel ink pens, but you can use whatever you like. In the drawing below I added a top flower image of what the petals could look like from above to give you an idea how to draw them.

The flower petals are a series of random over lapping petals and this should help you to draw them.

This was an extremely quick drawing tutorial and I will definitely add some drawing vdeos to this at a later stage to flesh this drawing tutorial out a bit.

For now though you can also see how to draw a rose

How To Draw A Flower Step 4 - Inked Flower Drawing

Flower Drawing, inked flower art by Wayne Tully.
Flower Drawing, inked flower art by Wayne Tully.

Drawing A Flower

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      6 years ago

      i think this web page is so useful

    • networmed profile image


      6 years ago from SPL

      This is interesting. Drawing is really not my interest and I'm surprised...if you do it step-by-step it looks easy. My daughter gonna love this one.

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      6 years ago

      this is cool

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      7 years ago

      Everybody is a great artist. Don't give up keep trying.

    • nenytridiana profile image


      7 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      You are a good artist! A sharp sketches! I don't know when I could sketch like yours. Good work waynet.

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      8 years ago

      3 weeks ago hehehehehehehe i love drawing

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      8 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      You are doing great.

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers and yeah, that's the idea. I did a half effort with this flower drawing so that others could do a better job. But I do have some more complex flowers to try to draw that might challenge some learning artists!!

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      8 years ago from Virginia

      I think anyone could follow your tutorial to great success!

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Waveygirl!

      Trying to create a balance between drawing some fantasy stuff and real life stuff that still gets searched upon.

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      8 years ago from New York, NY

      what a beautiful garden you are creating here. Somehow mine just isn't there yet. But you can bet I am going to keep trying till my flower stem has the same graceful curve as this tutorial on flower drawing ;) Awesome totally awesome !

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yeah this was a simplistic drawing tutorial...will be doing complex flowers and stuff at a later date!

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      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      You make this seem so easy.. but my kids still do a lot better than me..

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Izzy, this was a simple one for me, a basic drawing tutorial, just to get it out there, got many more....just lots of drawing involved!!

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      8 years ago from UK

      Useful hub Waynet! I like how you drew a flower and showed the methods to do so :)

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Ha...ok enjoy! cheers now!

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      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Cool, I need instructions, I can't draw a check mark right.

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I would slow down, but I'm eager to finish my 30 hubpages for the 60 day challenge and get on with promoting them and adding all the 60dc rss feeds which I've forgotten...oops!

      Busy busy!!! bumble bee! that's me!

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      Charles Fox 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Blimey, can you slow down a bit. My whiteboard is creaking under the strain of me drawing flowers, nasty hillbillys, scary this and sacry that. I think I got the hang of this drawing lark, especially as you describe it like paint-by-numbers.


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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers all!

      There will be more flower drawing to be had quite soon as I go through some of the more popular flowers.....look for it soon!

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      I like this Step By Step guide on How To Draw A Flower. You have gone in to great detail here to teach us how to draw so thank you for a marvellous hub

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      8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Yes, it is a little more relaxing than the zombie Santa! I'll have to show this one to my 10-year-old daughter. She'd like to give it a try. Good job!

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      8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      So much more relaxing than a zombie Santa - he he :)

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Good show,you did it well.


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