How to Draw a Flower

Nine Methods:A SunflowerA Rose with StemA Rose without StemA DaffodilA Cosmos FlowerA TulipA Simple DaisyA Basic FlowerA Cartoon Flower

Flowers are so beautiful, and they smell nice too! Learn how to draw a flower by following the steps in this tutorial.

Method 1
A Sunflower

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    Draw a big circle and then draw a smaller one at the center.
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    Draw the stem and draw leaves on each side#Draw a thin elongated heart shape for the petal.
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    Repeat step 3 until you have fully covered the edge of your inner circle.
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    Add more petals to cover up empty space using pointed angles.
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    Draw slanted lines crisscrossed over each other inside the small circle.
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    Refine details of the leaves and the stem.
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    Color the drawing.

Method 2
A Rose with Stem

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    Draw curved line. Sketch another one(slightly bigger) below the first until you are able to draw three similar shapes.
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    Draw a curved vertical line to represent the stalk and add a leaf on one side.
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    Sketch a rough outline of the rose, and then start drawing the petals. Use the "U" >> shape first.
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    Sketch the petals so they seem to overlap each other, on the first "U".
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    Add petal shaped details on the second "U".
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    Use the last "U" to guide you in sketching the petals similar to what you did on the first and second "U".
    • You can also add more petals if you wish for a more appealing rose drawing.
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    Draw the rose’s sepal using pointed angles.
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    Add thorns on the stem. This is best drawn using pointed angles. Add details to the rose’s leaf, do not forget that it has a serrated margin.
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    Color the drawing.

Method 3
A Rose without Stem

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    Make one circle to form the interior border of the flower.
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    Add two more circles to form the outer border of the flower petals.
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    Add some rough forms for the petals.
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    Draw the final lines.
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    Color the drawing and add some shadows and definition lines.
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    Finished.

Method 4
A Daffodil

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    Draw an oval to form the outer edge of the flower leaves. Add two parallel lines and connect the parallel lines at bottom as shown in the picture.
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    Draw a connecting smaller oval figure at the top of the parallel lines to form the top of the flower.
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    Create a rough sketch of the flower and leaves as illustrated in the picture.
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    Add the final lines for the flower and leaves.
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    Draw shadows and definition lines and color in your flower.

Method 5
A Cosmos Flower

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    Sketch a circle.
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    Sketch another circle at the center.
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    Sketch the petals surrounding the bigger circle. They should be almost of the same sizes and shape.
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    Sketch a line for the flower stalk.
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    Draw semi-circles around the smaller circle thus, making a flower-like structure. Then you could add something in the middle.
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    Draw the basic outline of the petals. The petals at the front should be differentiated from the petals at the back.
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    Draw the outline of the bigger circle and the stalk.
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    Color the flower.

Method 6
A Tulip

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    Sketch the a circle for the flower and a long slightly curved line for the stalk.
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    Add the guides of the petals and the leaves. Draw 2 petals in front and a petal at the back of the 2 petals totalling to 3 petals. The leaves of tulip are long and not straight so the guide lines for the leaves should be long curved lines.
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    Sketch the guide of the sepal and the leaves.
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    Draw the basic outline of the flower, sepal and the stalk.
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    Draw the basic outline of the leaves.
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    Add more detail. Draw lines in the leaves and in the petals for a better outcome.
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    Color the tulip.

Method 7
A Simple Daisy

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    Start the outline by sketching a small circle.
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    Draw a bigger circle. Make it look like a disc so you could remember the basic outline of a daisy flower whenever you draw one.
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    Start drawing the actual lines by the small circle at the middle.
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    Begin drawing the petals with two line strokes, up and down directions. Always begin drawing the actual lines with a mirror effect.
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    Draw another mirror of petals on the horizontal way.
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    Continue drawing the petals using the same technique.
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    Finish drawing the petals.
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    Erase the outline sketches and color the draft.
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    Add the background.

Method 8
A Basic Flower

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    Draw a small circle in the middle of the page.
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    Draw a bigger circle which has the same center point with the small circle.
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    Draw the petals of the flowers using curves. Use the circles as guide.
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    Draw the petals as to revolve around the circle.
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    Draw other petals which occupy the space left in the circle. They don’t all have to be in the same length.
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    Draw the stem and the leaves by using curves.
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    Refine the leaves to resemble a real one.
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    Trace with a pen and erase unnecessary lines.
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    Color to your liking!

Method 9
A Cartoon Flower

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    Draw a vertical oblong. Below the oblong, draw a slender rectangle that would serve as the plant’s stem.
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    Draw two curves at the oval one from the left and the other at the right.
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    Draw lines extending from the lower part of the oblong which spread in four directions. Draw a curved loop also at the bottom of the oblong.
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    Draw curves which connect the lines to form petals for the flower.
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    Draw curves which extend upward in the oval to resemble budding.
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    Draw another petal using the same principle and lines along the oblong.
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    Refine the drawing and trace with a pen. Erase unnecessary lines.
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    Color to your liking!

Things You'll Need

  • Paper/colors to outline with (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Crayons
  • Pens
  • Ruler

Article Info

Categories: Drawing Shapes and Forms | Drawing Flowers and Plants