How to Draw a Lotus Flower

The lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera) is also known as Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India, and sometimes just as "Lotus". It is an aquatic perennial flower native to tropical Asia and Australia.


The lotus has a distinctive central pod, leading out to beautiful large petals. Often used to depict beauty, purity, non-attachment, and grace, the lotus flower is an elegant image for an artist to draw. This drawing tutorial will help you to learn how to draw the lotus flower.

Steps

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    Draw an oval with some dots inside it. This will be the seed pod.
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    Draw the first layer of petals surrounding the seed pod.
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    Draw the stamens around the seedpod.
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    Draw the second layer of petals.
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    Add some details by drawing 2 or 3 curved lines on the tip and base of the petals.
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    Draw some sepals at the base of the flower. Add two long, curved lines for the stem.
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    Color your drawing.

Tips

  • The lotus flower is often confused with a similar look, but completely different plant, the waterlily (Nymphaea)). Be careful not to make this confusion when drawing the lotus flower.

Things You'll Need

  • Quality drawing paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Outlining marker
  • Coloring items

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