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Welcome to the ultimate guide on drawing and painting sunflowers! Whether you’re a budding artist or looking to enhance your floral artistry, this tutorial is designed to help you capture the vibrant beauty of sunflowers on paper or canvas.

Sunflowers are iconic for their large, cheerful blooms that symbolize warmth and happiness. In this guide, we’ll take you through step-by-step instructions on how to draw and paint sunflowers with confidence. From mastering the shape and structure of the flower to capturing the play of light and shadow on its petals, we’ll cover everything you need to know.

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.

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. 

If you liked the tutorials, support the artist: Kate Kyehyun Park and giver her a follow on Instagram!

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.