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how to draw a dogwood flower

Updated on November 12, 2011

This is one of the easiest flowers to draw. Simply start with an X.

From the edge of one line start rounding out the top of the pedal. You will want to make the round edge drop in the middle. It will look almost like a heart.


After you draw in the four petals shade in the very center where you dropped the line (Dogwood flowers have a naturally darkened part of the petal) Then you can draw in the little circles in the center of the flower. And then the leaves and stem.


The stem is easy to draw consisting of two close lines. The leaves are simple as well, just note the basic shape. In drawing nothing has to be perfect, in fact it is small imperfections that will make your artwork unique. Next you will want to shade in the flower. I like to concentrate on the area between the petals and the very center.


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      Israel 17 months ago

      Thanks I needed it for my homework;-)

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      akira 2 years ago

      These flowers are cute and that tattoo is awesome

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      cool dude 3 years ago

      this is so easy

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      Fantage Love 4 years ago

      Thanks!I needed this for a little brochure I had to make.

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      gum 4 years ago

      this is hard

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      Brian L. Powell 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      Thank you.

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      dodgethis 5 years ago

      Thank you very much leroy64, but I have to say it was your inspirational hub about photos that started me down the road which lead to this hub! :)

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      Brian L. Powell 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      I like the use of the x. Good tip. Nice breakdown with the photos

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      dodgethis 5 years ago

      Thank you! I found that the x helps a lot when drawing something with equal sides (as I am really bad about getting things even). Thanks for reading! :)

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      MazioCreate 5 years ago from Brisbane Queensland Australia

      You make it look so simple. I wish all drawings could be broken down to similar steps.