Traditional-Drawing Tutorial: How To Make A Bouquet

Drawing flowers can be as simple or as hard as the artist wants, meaning there are different levels of drawing them. In this tutorial, we will be making a simple bouquet using a pencil to draw it with and colored pencils and charcoal to finish the image.

No 2 pencil,
charcoal pencil,
black ink.
colored pencils,
Keneadable eraser

End result:
How To Make A Bouquet Final Image

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Practice tutorial


Step 1

First we draw just our guide lines for the flower stalks, the ones for the buds. It will allow us to stay in the direction we want our flowers to go.

Step 2

we begin to fill in the buds, small leaves and the one at the bottom. Try to keep them with slight variations, going with the rule that nothing is identical.

Step 3

add the small fern, draw it lightly, for when we place our lily later.

Step 4

we begin to add our bloomed flowers, the petals are sort of ragged edged, a better word may be ruffled.

Step 5

Still fill in the flowers, saving the daisies and lily for last.

Step 6

add the detail into the top flowers, the lines and the stamens.

Step 7

Finish drawing your flower bouquet, make sure you fill in the detail, use very few line shading, the shading will be done after the image is finished.

Step 8

Ink in your drawing, make sure not to smear the ink, use a blank piece of paper between your hand and the drawing.

Step 9

We are going to color the flowers with colored pencils, for shadow area use a darker color then the one you will use for the lighter areas of the petals, the two shades will give you a shaded effect, for black areas, use the charcoal pencil, like the center of some of the flowers. You will see how by looking at the drawing. The colors you use are up to you, we all have our favorite colored flowers. Don't forget to sign and date your drawing, looking back at it later, it can be used to show you how you progress in learning to draw.

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will try this looks great to me

(5 years and 1328 days ago)
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Guest says:

i like it! thanks a lot for this tutorial! i'm going to draw my own bouquet

(5 years and 1220 days ago)
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Guest says:

i like it! thanks a lot for this tutorial! i'm going to draw my own bouquet

(5 years and 1219 days ago)
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Guest says:

i am going to make a copy of my bouqet and give it to my grandma in the hospital! sad but true so thanks for the instructions ^_^

(5 years and 1147 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks! my mom will love this drawing for mother's day!!!! ;^D wow you're a really good drawer...

(5 years and 1115 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks for all this I have started trying to draw your lessons were the easiest onliine I could find. So far I have drawn the goldfish, froggy, one of the dogs and the flowers. I love your work

(5 years and 1057 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wow!! I liked it so much. It was really usefull to me. I finished my drawing within one day,but i didnt use the steps given above, i drew my picture by seeing the drawing. I gave this picture to my sister for her birthday. Thanks a lot! I lovedit so much!!!!!!!!........

(4 years and 225 days ago)

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