How To Draw Hibiscus Flowers

There are so many kinds of hibiscus flowers that I could not decide which one to draw for you at first…red? Yellow or white…?


My guess is that hibiscus would almost always mean red color.

I thought this hibiscus would be a great model for the drawing exercise in the beginning.

Once you’ve learned to draw this one you will be able to draw any kind of hibiscus of your choice, in any position or angle.

When you finish your hibiscus flower drawing it should look something like this picture above or better.

Do You Love To Draw Hibiscus Flowers?

click the image to enlarge




click the image to enlarge

Decide the size of the flower. Any size is OK if it fits on the paper.

Sketch an approximate circle. Sketch the stamen starting on the top continuing downward to the flower stem.

This will be the basic position. The drawing angle.

click the image to enlarge

I am sure you know that hibiscus flowers have five petals. So, here you go, sketch (approximately) the five petals.

Notice that the stamen in the middle represents a borderline between two petals on the far side.

For better imagination, you can look at the flower like this:

  • two and half petals on the left side of the stamen

  • two and half petals on the right side of the stamen


  • Now you can sketch and draw the petals easier and quicker I think.

    click the image to enlarge

    Outline now the contours of the leaves. Hibiscus leaves very much resemble to the leaves of roses.

    click the image to enlarge

    Marking out the veins on the leaves makes them instantly look more alive. Can you see it?

    click the image to enlarge

    Here comes the important part: the veins on the petals.

    See how the veins on petals always follow the direction of growth of the petals.

    click the image to enlarge





    From here we shall change the drawing medium from graphite pencil to color pencils.

    You will need two color pencils now.

    pink color

    and

    light green color

    Using the pink color pencil, draw a continuous outline contour on petals over the initial graphite sketch. Do the similar on the leaves.

    You will soon see that it is best to draw hibiscus flowers in color, instead of just by graphite pencil.

    click the image to enlarge

    Erase all residual graphite lines.

    Only pink contours of the petals and green contours of the leaves should remain visible now.

    Coloring work starts from here. I think you are going to love it.

    click the image to enlarge

    Color the yellow anthers first. First, because it will be difficult to draw yellow color over the pink background later.

    Mark out the veins on petals by slightly stronger pink color pencil lines. Push your pencil very gently.

    Now you can begin to color the petals in pink. All petals in the same color tone. No shading yet.

    If you draw red hibiscus flowers, it is very convenient to draw a pink color basic layer first.

    click the image to enlarge

    Here you can begin to add more pink color tone and draw the hibiscus petals darker.

    While coloring the petals (or leaves), always make the pencil strokes running parallel with the veins.

    While putting more color on the petals, the initial vein lines may disappear so it is good if you occasionally accentuate them.

    click the image to enlarge

    Finish shading the petals. The color tone inside the chalice is almost always darker.

    Actually one part inside the chalice have a significant blackish tone.

    Darken that part by dark green pencil. If you do not have dark green do it by black.

    This one single spot is very sensitive so I would suggest to make a test on a separate paper first.

    click the image to enlarge

    It is time to color the leaves in green. Color all leaves by light green color pencil leaving the veins brighter, almost white.

    This initial green color tone is the same on all leaves. It is the basic layer.

    click the image to enlarge

    Add more dark green color on the leaves. Be careful about the veins, they should remain brighter.



    Click Here To Check Out How To Draw Other Flowers





    See Visitor's Newest Drawings

    1. Missing Doll

      Nov 21, 14 05:51 PM

      A girl who missed most out of life ..

      See The Drawing

    2. Blane " orginization dead"

      Nov 21, 14 03:41 AM

      He is the charicter for the manga that I am making, if the story does get published, I would be more then happy if you read it, this is blane chibi version

      See The Drawing

    3. Two for Christmas

      Nov 21, 14 02:24 AM

      Drew this for a friend's boss as a gift. It was a challenge to pose them on the paper since they are so different in size. It's 11x14 so couldn't get all

      See The Drawing

    4. Ban The Fox's Sin of Greed

      Nov 20, 14 08:12 AM

      So from the title you see that it is Ban from the Seven deadly sins ^^ I rly like him so i wanted to draw him and here he is, i hope you like it :D It

      See The Drawing

    5. Window Shattered

      Nov 16, 14 08:59 PM

      A little girl waiting for something special to happen...

      See The Drawing

    6. How To Draw A Turkey in pencil

      Nov 16, 14 09:19 AM

      Learn how to draw a turkey very simply and very quickly

      See The Drawing

    7. How To Draw A Cow easy way

      Nov 15, 14 10:32 AM

      Learn how to draw a cow quickly and simply

      See The Drawing

    8. Rose marry

      Nov 14, 14 03:29 AM

      This is about a girl who love flower especially rose

      See The Drawing

    9. My first drawing of Elvis

      Nov 14, 14 03:25 AM

      My sister loves Elvis, she even has an Elvis room, full of anything to do with Elvis. I finally found something she doesn't have. A drawing by me

      See The Drawing

    10. How To Draw A Pig

      Nov 11, 14 07:58 AM

      Learn how to draw a pig in seven easy steps

      See The Drawing

    Return From Hibiscus Flowers To Home Page