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Welcome to the artistic adventure of drawing and painting hydrangeas! Whether you’re a budding artist exploring new floral subjects or an experienced hand looking to capture the delicate beauty of hydrangea blooms, this guide is designed just for you.

Throughout this tutorial, we’ll take you through the step-by-step process of drawing and painting hydrangeas. From understanding their unique structure to mastering the nuances of their colors and textures, you’ll learn everything you need to create stunning hydrangea artwork.


Grab your favorite drawing and painting supplies, from pencils and watercolors to brushes and paper, and let’s dive into the enchanting world of hydrangeas. By the end of this journey, you’ll have the skills and confidence to bring these beloved flowers to life on your canvas. Let’s begin!

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.


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. 

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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.