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Welcome to the beginner-friendly guide on how to draw flowers! Whether you’re picking up a pencil for the first time or looking to add floral sketches to your drawing skills, this article is the perfect starting point.

We’ll show you how to draw 12 different types of flowers, ranging from the exotic blooms of Hawaii and the tropics to traditional favorites like roses and tulips.

Our step-by-step instructions make drawing flowers simple and accessible, ensuring that anyone can create beautiful flower drawings with ease. We’ll cover everything from basic shapes to adding details that bring your flowers to life.

So, grab your drawing supplies, and let’s start this creative journey together. By the end of this guide, you’ll be amazed at the beautiful flower drawings you can create!

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.

1.Geranium Flower

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Now we will explore what it takes to draw and paint a geranium flower succesfully. 

It might seem a little complex at first but the steps below will ensure that you will do it well without any complications and make this flower drawing easy for you.

How to draw a Geranium Flower?

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Step 1: Create a rough outline of the small flowers by sketching small circles. This is where you will soon draw in the flower’s petals.

Step 2: In the place of the outline, add in the petals of the flower. Look closely at the flower and place the petals where they will follow where they should be. 

Step 3: Finalise the design and erase unnecessary lines. 

How to paint Geranium Flower?

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Next, you can use watercolor to color in the drawing like the artist has accomplished above. 

Video Tutorial:

2. Poppy

The next flower that we are going to learn to draw on our list is a poppy. 

In nature they are so beautiful with bright red colors. 

How to draw a Poppy Flower?

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Step 1: Create a rough outline of the poppy flower. Mark the middle of the flower with an oval shape. 

Step 2: From the middle oval mark start outline the first petals. From there, draw three lines pointing in peace sign direction and going a little bit outside of the initial rough outline. 

Step 3: Finalise the design by adding in the neccessary details and add in different folds and shapes that make the flowers look like poppies and that give them the perfect charachter for flowers. 

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This guide shows how to draw a flower from the side. It is similar to from front just different perspective this time. This guide makes the flower drawing easy.

Do not forget at the end to add in the defining folds on petals as that is what makes a difference between a successful poppy drawing and just a basic flower. 

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This is a different flower poppy breed that reminds me a little of a peony flowers. I left it till last as it is clearly more complex and fun. 

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How to paint a Poppy Flower?

This is how it will look if you decide to add watercolor to your final piece. Epic?

It is! It makes flower drawing easy and very fun!

3.Rose

I do not know about you, but roses are my favorite flowers! 

They look incredible but can be a bit of a pain when it comes to drawing them. 

Fortunately, today you will learn exactly how to approach and draw roses for beginners. 

How to draw a Rose?

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Step 1: Create a rough outline of the flower. It should be in the shape of a bud. Make sure to place a middle there. We will use it as a base for other petals in the forthcoming steps to make flower drawing easy.

Step 2: Start by placing the front end petals of the flower right where they should be. Make sure to look closely and not to imagine things the way you wish they would be. 

Step 3: In order to make a successful drawing of a rose, make the overlapping petals appear and add a bit of roughness to the edges to create the most realistic look possible. 

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Here a rose drawing has a lot more movement to it. The way petals wrap around the flower creates a look that is an astonishing and much cooler effect.

When drawing, ensure that you pay close attention and draw in those missing parts and it will make flower drawing easy. 

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When you are finished with the pencils drawing, you will be able to add watercolor so that your final piece looks incredible and you can finally feel like you know how to draw flowers well. 

How to paint Roses in watercolor?

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Below is a video that shows watercolor techniques used by the artist that makes flower drawing easy. 

If you watch closely, you will be able to replicate the exact style. At least if you practice enough, you will get it right. 

And yes, if you do pay attention you can pick up her style. I think this watercolor artist did a great job in explaining how to go about and create. 

4.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. 

5. Daffodil

The next easy flower drawing tutorial is coming your way and it will be a daffodil flower. 

They usually remind us of spring, the season of rebirth. That is really fun, right?

But when it comes to actually drawing them, it is so much less entertaining as you have to keep in mind perspective and different petals. 

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The first tutorial that I am currently doing is how to draw the flower from a perspective. 

Although it is the toughest, you can learn how to draw this flower if you follow everything step by step. 

How To Draw a Daffodil Flower?

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From the front, it is much easier to draw. There is not much perspective that you need to keep in mind when the time comes to drawing the flowers.

 Just add in the rough folds at the end to make it look more closely realistic. 

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After you follow the steps closely, you will get a beautiful drawing.

The final sketch might actually surprise. 

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You do not have to stop just drawing the flower. 

If you have watercolor paints, you can color the flowers in and create beautiful flower paintings. 

After the initial trial flower drawing easy to color it in. 

How to paint daffodil in watercolor?

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Watch closely how the artist approaches her work.

She mixes colors really well in watercolor and paints the flower that it results in such a beautiful painting. 

6.Tulips

Now you know how to draw flowers such as daffodils, calla lily and roses, and you see how to do flower drawing easy. 

Now we will discuss how to draw tulips for beginners in different positions. 

How to draw tulips?

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Step 1: Create a rough outline of the flower with a teardrop shape. 

Step 2: In the place of the outline, add in the petals of the flower.

Step 3: Finalise the design and erase unnecessary lines.

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This picture shows how to draw tulips from when it is a little more open then the previous image. 

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This is exactly why it is so fun to draw tulips as later you can make them any color that you wish.

And yes, pink tulips still look the cutest in my opinion, but here we just teach you how to approach such flower and the rest is up to you!

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Once you understand how to draw one flower, it will make it so much easier to learn to draw a bouquet of flowers. 

Learn how to add color in my exclusive blog post here from the best artist. 

How to paint tulips in watercolor?

Learning how to paint watercolor tulips is not that hard. Follow along with this video and produce EPIC results and have flower drawing easy for you!

7.Sunflower

The next flower that you are going to learn how to draw is a sunflower. It will make flower drawing easy!

Countless famous artists used them in their still life paintings and ideas.

Their bright yellow colors make them look great on a wall and help a house to be more like home. 

How to draw a Sunflower?

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Step 1: Create a rough outline of the sunflower. Draw one circle inside the other. That way it will be easier to draw the petals of this flower. 

Step 2: Next, make sure that petals are equal more or less on each side. The guiding lines in the form of a snowflake can help to guide you that the flower looks well and pretty realistic

Step 3: Finalise the design and erase unnecessary lines. Draw in the leaves and other details that will make a big difference when it comes to having a beautiful drawing of sunflowers. See, flower drawing easy and not as hard as you thought!

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Without the guiding lines, it can be so so hard to actually create a drawing that you can love and be proud of. 

This is why this tutorial is absolutely great. It shows you exactly how to draw a sunflower from the side. 

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This is how your sunflower drawings will look. You can even save this image, print it, and trace it in order to create a stunning piece. 

How to paint sunflower in watercolor?

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In order to make an incredible sunflower, you need to paint it in. Look at the video tutorial below and produce stunning results! Flower drawing easy so follow along!

Other great video tutorials:

Here, it shows you how to draw a sunflower in different styles. Follow along and recreate the result. 

8. Hydrangeas

This shows you how to draw petals differently in hydrangeas. They are so much easier to draw when broken down into little step by step processes. 

How to draw Hydrangeas?

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I love how they are broken down into different sides. This is exactly how to build up the volume of this flower successfully. 

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Once you undertsand the basics of drawing the petals of  hydrangeas you can move on and draw the wole big flower.

Once again, start by drawing 2 circles and 3 flower outlines.

Draw in the petals in the next phase. From those 3 flowers, start to build up the rest of petals and draw in the details. 

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This will take time, so do not be scared to take the time necessary and draw in the details that you want. 

Better the petals look at the sketch face, easier it will use watercolor to add color to your drawings. 

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When painting flowers in watercolor, ensure that you will start as light as possible and build it all up in layers. 

 

How to paint Hydrangeas in watercolor?

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Below you will find a video that beautifully shows how to draw a flower with watercolor.

Grab your paints and brush and draw the flower. 

9.Cosmos Flower

The next flower tutorial on our list is how to draw a cosmos flower.

This is such a simple and unique flower that you will love to draw as it looks incredible wherever you will decide to put it. 

How to draw a cosmos flower?

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Getting the outline right for the flower is the most crucial step when it comes to doing the design. 

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Step 1: Create a rough outline of the flower. 

Step 2: In the place of the outline, add in the petals of the flower.

Step 3: Finalise the design and erase unnecessary lines.

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Here, is another great tutorial of how you can draw the flower looking from the bottom of it. 

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Here, is another great tutorial of how you can draw the flower looking from the bottom of it. 

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This is a tutorial of a more open cosmos flower. 

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By following those instructions this is what you will be able to create. 

How to paint a cosmos flower?

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Add a splash of watercolor to your drawings and it can be a perfect painting idea that you can hang on the wall or even give as a gift it turns out well. 

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10. Apple Blossom

Apple blossoms look stunning when we take pictures of them and post them on our insta feeds.

But, they might seem so hard to actually draw. 

Some more steps will be shown for you by the artist on how to do that drawing really really well. 

How to draw Apple Blossom?

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As you will know that apple blossoms actually have a few things that you need to draw: the flower, the bud as well as leaves.

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If you want to do them in watercolor then make sure that you check out this image and use it as a point of reference for when you will be ready to color it all in. 

How to draw main & sub flowers?

When drawing, you will have the main flower and a sub-flower. 

The main flower will be the center of attention for the viewer. It will be where if you draw it well enough, the rest of the flowers if not done as well as you would have hoped, would still look pretty good.

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How to place the flowers?

As we discussed previously, drawing an apple tree blossom has several components to it. 

How you place the flower on a tree branch will make all the difference. Use it as refrence. 

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How to draw leaves?

In order to make an apple blossom the most realistic, if your leaves vary it will always create a result that you like. This is why add in the variety of closed and fully open leaf.

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Apple Blossom Drawing Inspiration:

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If you follow the instructions, you will be able to create this epic flower drawing!

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11. Snowdrops

Snowdrops are great when it comes to decorating anything from a card to creating a very cool painting that you can hang on the wall.

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In this video it will be much easier to copy the steps and take a sneak behind the whole process as it is no doubt that learning how to draw flowers with a video is much more insightful than just drawing on paper. 

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Snowdrops are much easier as flowers to draw as when they are broken down into 3 easy steps that you can follow. 

Start by drawing a rough outline of where the whole snowdrop flower circumference will be. 

Next,  start adding in the petal details. After, add in the further flower leaves that are missing. 

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Drawing the snowdrop flowers from the side is actually a great way to add variety to your drawing. When your drawing has more complexity to it, it makes you seem more advanced than you actually are at art. 

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Now you can add in some leaves as they will make the whole drawing look much more natural. 

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How to paint snowdrops in watercolor?

12.Camellia

According to FTD.com “The camellia is native to China where it has a rich national history, particularly in the southwest region.

Here, camellia flowers grow wild and during the early spring entire fields will be covered in colorful camellias. Camellias are also a highly respected flower in Japan, and is often referred to as the Japanese rose.”

How to draw Camellia?

Learning how to draw a Camellia flower is easy when you are following the steps. They do have a lot of petals what can seem a little bit overwhelming. 

Step 1: To get it looking as realistic as possible, make sure to start with the basic outline of the flower. There will be approximately where the biggest petals will be. 

Draw the middle in the shape of a cylinder shape. From there, you will start placing other petals. 

Step 2: From the middle, start adding more petals. That way you will be able to build up such a complex flower with a lot of ease. 

Step 3: Erase the unccessary lines and add in the last few petals that will make your flower looking very epic and the flower drawing easy.

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There are different types of flowers that when you are drawing as a bouquet will look very well when put together. 

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How to paint Camellia in watercolor?

No doubt when you add in the color, flowers look incredible. It will help you create a stunning painting with different variety. 

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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.