Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Learn To Draw Flowers (part 1 of 2)

Flowers are another yet favorite subject of artists to draw. This is probably because they are easy to find, naturally beautiful and easy to position. Although you may think that drawing flowers is simple, this kind of artistic venture is actually a good training ground for drawing much more complex subjects.

There are different flowers all over the world and you can choose to draw all of them, if you please. However, you should understand that all of them are unique. Thus, you should approach drawing them differently. However, there are still some principles in drawing that are applicable for whatever kind it is you may be drawing. So, here are the basics for you to learn to draw flowers.

Don’t Get Too Excited, Learn To Observe!

Upon seeing a flower, your eyes are definitely drawn to its center. Hence, it is really tempting for you to start drawing coming from the center also. However, what most beginning artists do not understand is that starting out from the center is very complicated. It is tricky, since you would have to judge the overlapped forms and small distances in the center. If you do not figure it out right, one thing’s for sure. You get a misshapen bloom.

To avoid this, start from the flower’s outside features.  This is so that you can look at its overall proportions. You can also use negative space to aid you in drawing the outer petals.

Be Sensitive With Your Lines

Progressively work in by following the line that you can see for each petal. Remember to go only as far as it goes. Do not shorten or lengthen just yet. Draw these edges quite firmly, but lightly on portions where the middle part curves out from you. Also, be prepared in trailing off a line. This means, lifting your pencil and starting a new line whenever you see an overlapping petal.

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