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Welcome to the beginner’s guide on how to draw a calla lily! Known for their elegant, trumpet-shaped blooms and smooth, curving lines, calla lilies are a stunning subject for artists of all levels.

This tutorial will walk you through the process step by step, making it easy to capture the beauty and grace of calla lilies on paper. Grab your drawing supplies and get ready to create a beautiful calla lily illustration that showcases your artistic skills. Let’s get started!

Let's gather our supplies:

In order to be successful in the completion of the tutorials, you will need a few supplies. 

There is an option to do a simple drawing of flowers or you can follow further along and actually color the flowers in using watercolor paints. 

  1. Sketchbook: There is no right or wrong sketchbook. Depends what you like, if you are feeling fancy then you can get a Moleskine, but there are plenty of other more affordable options if you are just starting out like this one on Amazon . 
  2. Pencils:  Staedtler Mars pencils have always been my go to and favorite of all time. I have been using them since I went to art school. Some artists love to use a mechanical pencils to have thin and precise line, that is also absolutely up to you and you preference. I’d recommend this one. 
  3. Eraser: As a beginner, it is crucial to have a good eraser to remove all of your mistakes. I like to have 2 earsers on me, one kneaded eraser from Faber-Castell and another normal one. 
  4. Sharpener: Because if you want to have those fresh and crisp lines, you will need to have your tools sharpened and ready to go. I recommend this one. 
  5. Book: It is a full guide from the artist on how to draw the flowers, where you can learn how to draw flowers off screen and in no time become a pro. Get the book now.

Calla Lilly

Are you ready to learn how to draw flowers: this time it will be a Calla Lilly.

Many artists before us have admired such flowers from George O’Keeffe to may many others. 

Now it will be your turn when it comes to mastering and drawing flowers. The tutorial will ensure that the flower drawing easy for you. 

How to Draw a Calla Lilly

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Step 1: Create a rough outline of the flower. It has a teardrop overall shape. Once again, do not forget to mark the middle and the bottom of the flower going down. 

Step 2: From the middle mark downwards, start to create a spiral that is swirling and going all the way down. That way you are creating structured petals that are required for this step.

Step 3: Finalise the design, add in the stem, and leaves. Ensure that it is not symmetrical, but much rather has its twists and designs that ensure that your design looks realistic. 

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Drawing a Calla lily flower from the front is a little bit less complex. Overall, do not forget to mark the middle and follow closely as the petals are showing in the drawing. 

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Learning how to draw easy calla lily flowers can be even better when you add a little bit of color to your drawing

How to Paint a Calla Lilly in Watercolor?

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It will work well both in watercolor and watercolor pencils.

Watch and learn how the artist draws flowers very easily. Sometimes simple guides may not be enough and that is perfectly fine. Just pay attention and it will make flower drawing easy. 

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If you have enjoyed this tutorial, then do not forget to check out the book where you will have all of the tutorials at your fingertips by the artist. She did such an amazing job in my opinion. 

In Drawing and Painting Beautiful Flowers, discover how to draw flowers such as cosmos, hibiscus, canola, lily of the valley, hydrangea, foxglove, and more from various angles, and learn about perspective and shading. Once you have the skills to draw a single flower, learn how to draw groupings and wreaths. Mix in leaves and smaller flowers to create a variety of looks.