"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." - Pablo Picasso.

How can you draw a flower when you first start learning how to draw? How can you master the colors, the nuance, the petals, a bouquet of roses, a tulip, tropical plants, or the shoots of the first flowers of spring?

Flowers are great practice for those learning how to draw!

Would you like to know how to draw the most beautiful flowers ever? Here are some of our favorite tips for learning how to draw the most amazing flowers! Whether it's a rose flower, lotus flower, calla lily, or a hibiscus flower, you're bound to find something that can help you with your drawing skills! A treasure? Maybe!

In this article, you will learn more about botanical art and botanical illustration, the structure of flowers, and the best recommendations to draw the most popular ones! But first, get to know some mind-blowing facts about flowers!

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Fun facts about Flowers you must know!

  • Did you know that the oldest published botanical illustrations are from 512 B.C? The earliest surviving illustrated botanical work is named the Codex Vindobonensis of Constantinople.
  • Did you know that the rose is an ancient symbol of love, desire, and beauty and that each color has a meaning? Red and orange represent passion; pink represents happiness; white, purity; and yellow, friendship. The rose is, without a doubt, the indisputable representation of lovers!
  • Did you know that there is a phobia of flowers? Antofobia or antrofobia (from the Greek anthos, which means flower, and phobos, which means fear) is the name given to fear or repulsion towards flowers.
  • Of the 270,000 species on earth, about 35,000 are various species of roses (such a romantic planet!)
  • Did you know that the most expensive flower in the world is a rose valued at 13.5 million dollars? It has a strange pale color and nearly 100 petals and was created by horticulturist David Austin.
  • The Netherlands is the first flower-producing country in the world. They produce a wide variety of flower species; however, the most popular are tulips, sold to other countries in Europe and the world.
  • Did you know that there is a flower known as the Corpse Flower? This type of flower is a parasitic flowering plant endemic to Sabah in Borneo. Rafflesias are known as the Corpse Flower because they emit a repulsive odor when blooming, similar to rotting meat.
  • Did you know that the largest flower in the world is the Amorphophallus titanum, which can reach 2.5 meters in height and 75 kilos in weight?
  • In the history of art, flowers have been one of the favorite subjects of painters. Among the most famous flower paintings, we find the Water Lilies by Claude Monet, The Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh, and Flowers by Andy Warhol.

What are Botanical Illustration and Botanical art?

Now that we've gotten a little more artistic let's delve deeper into these terminologies. What is botanical art? Botanical art refers to any artistic representation of plants and also flowers. However, can this term sometimes be confused with botanical illustration? Is there a difference between both?

Both must be scientifically accurate; however, art can always be a bit more subjective and focus on the aesthetics and style of the artist without having to represent all the components that a specific specimen involves in reality. On the other hand, the botanical illustration must be as precise as possible since its objective is to represent every detail identified, mainly to be studied. Botanical illustration is like handmade photography used mainly for scientific and academic purposes.

Let's know a little history. Humans have been depicting plants and flowers in art since the dawn of humanity. In ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, plants and flowers gained significant importance. They were represented on the walls of the pyramids and palaces, also filling the papyrus with mystical flowers, poppies, and lotus flowers. In these ancient civilizations, plants and flowers were part of paintings and murals, ceramic elements, and even coins. Did you know that researchers have found many types of flowers inside Egyptian tombs?

However, proper botanical illustration dates back to ancient Greece, when illustrations began to identify medicinal plants and flowers. In this period, the doctors were recognized as the first botanical illustrators.

It was not until the 18th century that botanical art and botanical illustration became more precise and naturalistic. Among the most important figures we find is the taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus, one of the representatives of the golden age of botanical art from the mid-eighteenth century to much of the nineteenth century.

During the 19th century, botanical illustration became a little more decorative, and due to the invention of photography, the illustration of plants and flowers lost importance. Flowers in art history didn't cease to be represented after the Renaissance. Most of the artistic movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Pop Art, and Contemporary Ephemeral Art all have exalted the flowers to the present day.

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Get to know the flower structure!

So, if I want to draw flowers, do I have to memorize their structure? As we have already seen, there are millions of types of flowers in the world. So you don't have to memorize anything! We are more than sure that it is impossible to represent all of them with the same structure.

However, most share similar components that you have to consider if yours is a little more realistic art. Whatever your artistic style, knowing the basic structure of the flowers may help bring a bit of reality to your art if that's what you want! 

Let's start with the first. What are the flowers? Flowers are a fundamental part of plants. They are in charge of carrying out sexual reproduction, from which the seeds emerge that will give life to the following plants of the same species and so on until the cycle is finished.

The flowers are characterized by a stem with a determined growth, whose leaves are responsible for reproducing gametes (sexual cells). The flowers have a structure that begins in the plant's stem and from where other parts of the flowers usually develop. Although there are thousands of types of flowers, they all have in common the essential structure for their growth, pollination, and reproduction.

The main parts of a flower are:

  • The peduncle: Refers to the last part of the stem that supports the flower, which generally widens, giving shape to the receptacle.
  • The receptacle: This is where the leaves of the flowers are inserted as the rest of its parts.
  • The perianth refers to the leaves that protect and surround the flower's reproductive organs. The perianth is often brightly colored to attract pollinating animals. Here we can also find the calyx (which covers the flower's petals when it is still a bud); the corolla (partly composed of the colorful petals that shape the flower).
  • The carpel forms the female reproductive part of the flower—the carpels from the gynoecium, which may contain one or more pistils.
  • The pistil: It is the female organ of the flower, which contains the style, stigma, and ovaries, which together make up the carpel.
  • The gynoecium: It is the flower's female reproductive tract, where the ovules containing the female gametes are produced. It is composed of the style (tubular cylinder that stores the pollen), the stigma (where the nectar is made), and the ovary (which contains the ovules that the male pollen will fertilize).
  • The androecium: Refers to the male gametes of the flower that are composed of the stamen (male organ where pollen is produced), the anther (terminal part of the stamen), and the filament (the part that supports the anther).
  • The petals: They vary according to the type of flower and its colors, and they are in charge of attracting pollinating animals.

Now that you know some of the essential parts of a flower, in addition to becoming an expert in flower design, you could also become an expert botanist! Draw your favorite flowers with these recommendations. Let's get to work and discover how to start drawing a flower step by step.

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Easy Ways to Draw your favorite Flowers!

This article includes essential step-by-step guides to draw different flowers: sunflowers, roses, tulips, lilies, and daisies. Try these techniques to boost your creativity and indulge yourself in the art of flowers! 

How to Draw a Sunflower?

To become an expert at drawing sunflowers, draw a large circle first. This is going to be the center of the sunflower. Then you can draw the petals and make them as realistic as possible; you can guide yourself in the shape of a diamond. Remember that the petals can vary in shape for your sunflower to look more natural. Also, you can add multiple layers of petals to the back to make your sunflower look fuller.

When you've finished the top add a thick stem below it. Then add smaller branches along the main stem and draw small leaves on both.

Next, we are going to focus on the center of the sunflower. To give it more depth, draw two concentric circles. Starting from the outside of the center of the flower, draw irregular rows of small ovals and leave the center blank.

Your sunflower is almost finished! It would be best if you gave it definition and a bit of depth. To end, add some shadows on the petals and the stem.

How to Draw Tulips?

To draw the most stunning tulips, we first recommend drawing an oval that you use as a guide to drawing the tulip petals. Next, draw a not-so-structured line which will be the stem.

You can then start drawing the leaves by tracing three simple leaf shapes slightly pointed at the top. Remember that the bottom of each leaf will intersect with the base of the stem. Then draw the branch thicker and draw long leaves all along it. With these elements, you will be able to draw the shape of the tulip.

How to Draw a Daisy?

Daisies are probably one of the first flowers people try to draw. Their white and yellow coloring and circular petal arrangement are instantly recognizable.

First, start by drawing a circle. Then draw a horizontal line and a vertical line inside the circle. Inside this, draw a smaller circle. Next, shape the stem thin and slightly curved.

Draw two arcs on both sides of the stem, which will later be the leaves.

When you have finished this, go back to drawing a small circle in the center. Starting from here, draw four thin petals on top, six petals on the right side, and the remaining ones on the left side. Draw more petals at the bottom and on the sides. Draw the missing leaves on the stem and give your flower depth with shading.

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Drawing Roses?

Begin by drawing the center of your flower. This will usually be the part with the most folds, and it will help you determine the size of the outer petals. When you have finished the base of your rose, start working preferably from the center outwards. And start drawing the petals roughly.

Check that the petals are the correct size, and if they are not, it will be easier to correct your mistakes at this time before you start shading.

Start shading going petal by petal. Continue shading the rest of your rose, leaving blank spaces where there is light. A soft graphite pencil will come in handy here for deep shading.

Drawing Lovely Lilies?

To learn how to draw a lily, first draw an overlapping circle and triangle. Make sure the triangle is more significant than the circle. You will guide yourself in the triangle to draw the three central petals. Also, try to make these a little irregular to resemble a real lily. Then draw the other three petals that are behind. Don't forget to add some details on the petals.

To make the center of the flower, add several small stems coming out of this point. Finish by adding some shadows and textures.

While you might start with some simple shapes when looking for flowers to draw, you may need to use some advanced drawing techniques as you get better. Fortunately for you, you can find many online resources to improve your drawing skills.

Where to learn to Draw Flowers?

Are you looking for video tutorials on how to draw flowers step-by-step without having to read them like they were a recipe? We are sure that online you will find millions of videos about botanical illustration and how to draw the most exotic flowers. The tutorials that you can find online could be an excellent idea if you want to learn how to draw as a beginner and even find recommendations to try different drawing techniques. 

A quick search on YouTube for "flower drawing tutorial" or "how to draw a flower" will lead you to thousands of videos that can help you learn how to boost your artistic side!

Also, on Youtube, you can find plenty of great tutorials for children. Art for Kids Hub, for example, shows you how to draw a poppy flower, roses, daisies, and even lotus flowers. These tutorials would be great if you know little ones interested in drawing classes.

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Did you know that face-to-face tutoring is one of the best ways to have an excellent teaching-learning process? Face-to-face tutorials are a bespoke service just dedicated to you. The lessons will be planned and adapted to your needs, level, schedule, and learning objectives. Of course, having tailored tutoring will be the best for you if you are looking for a space to disconnect, meet new people, and a good option if you lose concentration quickly.

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