The flowers in this image was made as doodles originally when I was talking on the phone. I re drew them over and over again, until I got them to where I was satisfied with them. They are in the folk art style, which the design can be simple or as complex as you wish, it just depends on how much detail, shading and coloring you wish to put into each flower.
I had recently turned the image into a guide for my son, teaching him how to draw them, the reasoning for the Step by step being so thorough. He is just learning to draw, so I kept the flowers and the lines at beginner level.
This Step by Step is mainly teaching you how to make a guide book for the flowers, each new line is added to a new sheet of paper with the lines you have drawn already. Working on your muscle memory, completing a solid image and proportion. Never trace the existing lines on the previous pages, you will never learn to be able to repeat the drawing free handed if you do and the lesson will fail.
I drew the guide on a tablet of tracing paper and left the pages intact, it teaches you how lines will intersect, how the proportion will be, teaches you the basics and hopefully give
you confidence to explore drawing farther on your own.
Tracing Paper Tablet
No 2 pencil
Charcoal pencil No 557-2b med
Totillons - paper bending stick, found at any art store
Black Sharpie felt marker - Ultra fine point
Note: Once the guide is finished, you will no longer draw on it, the guide will be just for reference only, so once it is finished, it is committed with the black ink for preserving it.
You will be able to use it as a guide to draw the flowers free handed from then on. No Tracing allowed!!!!
We start at the last page of the Tracing tablet and work our way forward, while backwards, it teaches us line intersection and to join the lines smoothly. Our first attempt is the cat tail, it is easy to draw and a very good image to learn to make smooth lines and make them flow.
We start with the outer portion of the leaf, please draw the line you see in the image.