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click the image to enlargeDecide the size of the flower first and draw an approximate circle. This circle is only a help guideline. Do it by very weak pencil lines.
click the image to enlargeAfter careful observation begin to sketch the petals. See enlarged picture in details how I did it. Only approximate and rough strokes.
click the image to enlargeComplete the sketch with all the petals. If you have difficulty to sketch exactly the same shapes do some sketch study on a separate paper.
click the image to enlargeSketch the leaves around. Mark out also the veins on the leaves for your later better orientation.
click the image to enlargeBy pink color pencil draw the contours of petals in one single line. Draw it over the initial graphite pencil lines.
click the image to enlargeErase all graphite pencil lines so that only pink colored petal contours and green leaves contours remain. Enlarge the picture to see what I mean.
click the image to enlargeVery gently begin to color the petals in pink. Very gently. Draw the strokes always along the petals, never across them.
click the image to enlargeLeave the center of the flower almost white because there you are going go draw the stigma of the flower surrounded by the crown of stamens.
click the image to enlargeFinish shading the petals. Notice that the edges are darker and some edges are slightly folded upward.
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click the image to enlargeLets start to color the leaves. Prepare one light green and one dark green pencil. Color the first layer in light green.
click the image to enlargeContinue coloring all leaves in light green as the basic layer. Mark out the veins by stronger green pencil line with the same light green pencil.
click the image to enlargeOn the top of the leaves, slightly erase the area around veins so that it becomes brighter – as you see on the picture.
click the image to enlargeColor in green all the rest. Deeper places near water level are darker and the areas opened to the surface are naturally brighter.
click the image to enlargeFinally, in order to make your lotus flower drawings complete and look realistic, darken and shade the middle parts of the leaves by dark green.
Jul 04, 15 06:07 AM
I love drawing........
Jul 04, 15 06:02 AM
this drawing was dedicated for my little sister.
Jul 01, 15 09:01 PM
Every women in our world are most beauties t angels... Every men have their own dream girls but..... This drawing shows how my future partner will be...
Jun 29, 15 10:09 PM
I started off bye watching sailor moon and they have inspired me to create card soldiers took me a very long time soo i hope u guys like them
Jun 29, 15 10:06 PM
I did this pencil drawing of a baby and then I thought it would be fun to let my friends guess boy or girl, so I put pink and blue in the background. Almost
Jun 26, 15 04:21 AM
I'm just learning to draw.
Jun 23, 15 04:15 AM
simple but meaningful ...
Jun 20, 15 02:38 AM
Just finished this drawing, I am pretty happy with it, ready to start another, just have to decide what I want to draw :)
Jun 18, 15 03:10 AM
I just want to improve ..
Jun 17, 15 09:16 AM
Thinking of what's my impression when i hear the word art and and i came to an idea of drawing this kind of nature and this is my first drawing in humanity