Learn how to draw flowers with these easy step-by-step tutorials that beginners can draw.
Drawing flowers is a skill that can be learned by anyone. The key to success is practice. By working on simple exercises and taking the time to draw every day, you will gradually improve your skills.
Below I’m sharing 15 helpful tutorials that will help make drawing flowers easy.
Make sure you click through the provided links to see the full video or photo tutorial. Some of the flowers you’ll learn how to draw are the following:
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1. How to Draw a Peony Flower
For beginners that want to know how to draw a peony, here’s a simple tutorial for you to follow. If you’re just starting out, draw six petals. As you get better, you can add additional petals to the flower.
2. How to Draw Balloon Flowers
Draw balloon flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus) effortlessly with the three-step sketching method. Keep their distinctive star shape in mind while sketching for perfect proportions.
3. How to Draw a Daffodil Flower
With a minimal approach, drawing a daffodil can be a simple yet beautiful process.
1. Begin by lightly sketching the stem and the trumpet-shaped center of the flower with its pointed petals.
2. Proceed to create the outer petals of the daffodil, allowing them to flow freely and organically from the center.
Remember to closely observe the intricate details of the flower as you draw, such as the ridges and texture of the petals.
3. Finally, darken your pencil lines as desired and add shading to give your daffodil depth and dimension.
4. How to Draw a Poppy Flower
When it comes to creative inspiration, don’t overlook the humble poppy flower. With its gentle curves and soft petals, this delicate beauty is a treasure trove of artistic possibilities.
5. How to Draw a Calla Lily Flower
Drawing a calla lily may seem intimidating at first, but with a little inspiration and practice, anyone can draw a beautiful flower. Using this tutorial as a reference is a great place to start.
6. How to Draw a Wreath
Even if you’re a beginner at sketching, you can totally make a wreath. Let’s make a wreath that’s perfect for any season. All you need is to change the color palette based on the season.
7. How to Draw Flowers on Branches
Some people struggle to draw flowers on branches. This tutorial will not only show you how to draw the flower on a branch but also the structure.
What is the main flower? When drawing, the main flower is the largest and most prominent flower on a plant.
What is the sub-flower? When drawing, the sub-flowers are generally smaller than the main flower on a plant.
8. How to Draw a Rose
Roses symbolize love and appreciation. Roses represent different meanings depending on their color.
For example, red roses represent love and desire, while white roses represent purity and innocence. Drawing a rose has never been easier. This simple three-step tutorial will show you how to draw rosebuds.
How to Draw a Rose Flower in 5 Steps
1. Start by drawing a small circle in the center of your paper.
2. Next, draw two curved lines coming off of the circle. These will be the rose’s petals.
3. Draw another set of petals coming off of the first set. Make sure to leave some space in between the petals.
4. Now draw some leaves coming off of the stem.
5. To finish things off, add some detail to the petals and leaves.
9. Chrysanthemum Flower
Chrysanthemum flowers are beautiful and delicate plants that come in a variety of colors and shapes. They are commonly associated with happiness, peace, and good fortune, making them a popular choice for celebrations such as weddings or birthdays.
Because the chrysanthemum flower has a lot of petals, this will take some time and patience to draw. Check out the photo tutorial to see an explanation of this drawing.
10. How to Draw and Color a Camellia (with Video Tutorial)
Camellia flowers are beautiful and fragrant plants that grow in a wide range of colors, including red, pink, white, yellow, and orange.
They are prized for their long-lasting blooms and delicate petals and have been popular in gardens and floral arrangements for centuries. This camellia flower is gorgeous.
I highly recommend watching the video tutorial for a clearer vision of how to draw this flower.
How to Draw a Camellia Flower in Four Steps
1. Start with a circle for the center of the flower. Fill in the circle with seeds.
2. Next, draw three petals around the center. Make each petal slightly different in size and shape.
3. Now draw another set of three petals around the first set (placing them slightly behind them). Again, make each petal slightly different in size and shape.
4. Finish things off by adding some smaller flowers and leaves coming off of the stem.
11. How to Draw a Water Lily Flower
I love all of the step-by-step tutorials from Line Botanical. For more tutorials, you can also check out their How to Draw Flowers Worksheets.
About the Water Lily Flower
The water lily flower is a beautiful and popular flower that is often found in ponds and lakes.
The flowers are typically white or pink and have a unique shape that resembles a cup. Water lily flowers are also known for their sweet fragrance.
Water lily flowers generally bloom in the morning and close up at night. Each flower only blooms for about four days, but a single plant can produce many flowers over the course of a season.
Water lilies are pollinated by bees, which crawl into the center of the flower to collect nectar.
12. How to Draw an Orchid Flower (with Video Tutorial)
Orchid flowers are some of the most prized and beautiful flowers in the world, known for their vibrant color and delicate petals.
Each orchid variety has its own unique shape, size, and color, making them a favorite choice for gardeners, florists, and botanists alike. The artist Alice Loves Drawing has a great collection of realistic flower drawings.
13. How to Draw Leaves
While these aren’t flowers, I thought that it would be fun to include a simple leaf drawing tutorial.
Parts of the Leaf
- Stem – The stem is the part of the plant that connects the leaves to the branch and provides a structure for the leaf to attach to.
- Leaf – The leaves are the parts of the plant that photosynthesize or create food for the plant.
- Apex – The apex is the tip of the plant.
- Margin – The margin is the outer edge of the plant.
- Petiole – The petiole is the part of the plant that connects the leaf to the stem.
- Vein – The veins are the parts of the plant that carry water and nutrients throughout the plant.
- Stipule – The stipules are the small, leaf-like structures that are found on the leaves of some plants.
14. Simple Flower Doodles
If you’re in the mood to draw some quick doodles, you’ll have fun drawing these simple floral doodles from Neeka. I really like the color palette that was used for the flowers.
When doodling flowers, always remember to have fun. There are no rules when it comes to doodles. You can even use different colors for different parts of the flowers to make your doodles stand out.
15. How to Draw an Alstroemeria Flower
Alstroemeria flowers are native to South America and grow in a wide range of colors, including white, yellow, pink, orange, red, and purple.
They are often used in bouquets and floral arrangements due to their long-lasting blooms and vibrant colors.
The alstroemeria flower is also known as the Peruvian lily. The artists make this flower so easy to draw when using their How to Draw Flowers Worksheets.
16. How to Draw an Allium Flower
Allium flowers are a favorite choice among gardeners and florists alike due to their striking appearance.
These beautiful flowers come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be found in shades such as purple, periwinkle, and lavender. This allium is absolutely stunning. The artist does a great job of breaking down the drawing process.
Tools Used to Draw and Color the Allium Flower
- Paper – Strathmore 300 Series
- Markers – Copic Sketch (for flowers) and Winsor and Newton Promarker (for stem)
- Ink – Staedtler Pigment Liner
- Pencils – Caran D’ache Museum Aquarelle (for details)
17. How to Draw a Violet (with Video Tutorial)
Violet flowers are small and delicate, but they pack a big punch when it comes to their color.
These pretty flowers can be found in shades of blue, purple, and even white, and they make a great addition to any bouquet or floral arrangement.
How to Draw a Violet Flower in Five Steps
1. Start by drawing a small triangle for the center of the violet flower.
2. Draw the two petals on the left and right of the center. Keep in mind that the petals have a rounded triangular shape.
3. Add the middle bottom petal. This petal is slightly larger than the first two petals.
4. Next, add two additional petals at the top of the flower. They would be behind your first two petals.
5. Finish off by adding shading lines to your flower petals.
18. How to Draw Sunflowers
The sunflower is one of my favorite flowers. They’re so bright and beautiful. Plus, they’re actually really easy to draw.
How to Draw a Sunflower in 5 Steps
1. Begin by drawing a large circle in the center of your paper. This will be the sunflower’s head.
2. Next, draw a smaller circle within the first one. This will be the center of the sunflower.
3. Now draw curved lines coming off of the outer circle. These will be the sunflower’s petals.
4. Draw another set of petals coming off of the first set. Make sure to leave some space in between the petals.
5. To finish things off, add some leaves coming off of the stem.
19. Draw and Paint Hydrangeas
Hydrangea flowers are large and showy, and they come in a wide variety of colors, such as blue, pink, purple, and white.
These popular flowers are often used in bouquets and floral arrangements, and they make a beautiful addition to any garden.
If you’re interested in painting hydrangeas, this tutorial breaks down the process into three simple steps.
How to Paint Watercolor Flowers Tutorials
If you’re looking for a creative way to express yourself and explore your inner artist, learning how to paint beautiful watercolor flowers can take your art-making to new heights.
Working with watercolors is not only fun but also very rewarding once you get the hang of it.
In these tutorials, we’ll be exploring how to create stunning flower paintings from scratch using watercolors. So grab your supplies and let’s get started.
20. How to Paint a Purple Flower in Four Steps
Painting a flower may seem like a challenging task, but with a few simple steps, anyone can create a beautiful piece of art.
1. Sketch the basic shape of your flower onto your paper. Then, paint the centers of the petals with a small brush and a color of your choice.
2. Add the petals with a larger brush, using a lighter shade of color. Let this layer dry before adding your darker shade.
3. Finally, add the details such as the stems and leaves using a thinner brush.
21. How to Paint a Rose Bud Step-by-Step
Learn how to paint a rosebud in four easy steps. If you’re new to watercolor, this is a great tutorial for beginners.
1. Draw the basic shape, here it being oval. Draw another oval a little above the halfway mark. Start your overlapped petals here following the shape of the second smaller oval.
Generally, it’s three petals, and don’t forget to leave white spaces indicating separation. DO NOT overwork. It will result in a blob.
2. Pull down from the left pressing down the brush slightly completing the larger oval shape. Do the same on the right as well leaving some white space off center.
While pulling the brush down from the right, extend the stroke slightly upwards (again creating flair). This indicates the start of the petal beginning to bloom.
At this point, also drop some pigment at the bottom of the bud and a few other spaces to indicate depth.
3. The sepal is joined to the bottom. Pull your brush outwards on either side and off-center as well. Make it asymmetrical to create interest.
4. Finally, pull down the stem(do not make the line straight), add nodes/thorns and pull the leaves outwards.
The leaves have a slightly jagged edge and this can be created by pulling the tip of the brush from the curve of the leaf. Don’t forget to add bits of brown to your green to create depth.
22. How to Paint a Peony Bud Step-by-Step
Ink Struck Studio is one of my favorite watercolor tutorial artists. By following this tutorial, you’ll learn how to paint a peony bud.
1. Figure out the base shape. In a peony bud, the base shape is a circle. Work with or without a pencil attaining the basic shape and then filling up with pigment.
Don’t forget to leave white spaces indicating the separation of petals. If you make the base layer lighter, you’ll be able to work wet on wet and create interest.
2. Kiss the bottom edge of the flower with darker pigment and let the water do its work. DO NOT overwork at this point.
3. The sepal (where the flower joins the stem) is as though glued to the flower.
Drop in some green pigment and pull it outwards creating leaf shapes on either side of your bud in a radiating manner. Keep it odd and asymmetrical. This creates interest.
4. Paint the stem and the leaves emerging out of it. Add a few nodes to bring our character so that it doesn’t look flat.
Don’t forget to give your leaves a little flair leaving them organic and pleasing to the eye. More about flair under techniques in my highlights
How to Draw Flowers Video Tutorials
If you prefer to follow video tutorials, here are some of my favorite YouTube flower drawing tutorials:
- How To Draw Flowers: Florals Step By Step
- How To Draw a Flower Step-by-Step In 6 Minutes
- How To Draw Peonies Like A Boss
Drawing flowers is a great way to relax and enjoy some creative time. I hope you’ve enjoyed these tutorials and that you feel inspired to go out and draw some beautiful blooms of your own.
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