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Welcome to our guide on how to draw and paint tulip flowers! Tulips are beloved for their graceful simplicity and vibrant colors, making them a favorite subject for artists. Whether you’re new to drawing or looking to enhance your painting skills, this guide will help you capture the beauty of tulips.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw tulips step-by-step, from outlining their distinctive shapes to adding intricate details. Once you’ve mastered the drawing, we’ll move on to painting techniques that will bring your tulips to life with rich, realistic colors.

With clear instructions and helpful tips, this guide makes the process enjoyable and accessible for artists at any level. So, gather your drawing and painting supplies, and let’s start creating beautiful tulip artworks together. By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to draw and paint tulips with confidence and skill!

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.


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!

tulips watercolor

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!

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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.