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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.
Apr 29, 16 10:55 PM
actually I don't have any stories related to my painting but according to me my paintings itself had a story
Apr 28, 16 04:56 AM
These colourful flowers had colour n joy to our life.
Apr 26, 16 04:57 AM
I love the winter and snow fall. I love nature drawings. I get a lot of inspiration from your site.
Apr 25, 16 09:27 PM
This is just a picture I drew from a 2 in picture in a book. I've been drawing since I was a child. I'm 65 now.
Apr 25, 16 09:24 PM
This is John Lennon using my own style of drawing.
Apr 20, 16 04:52 AM
We have coyotes way back in a farmer's field. They can be heard in the Spring and Summer howling at night. It is a weird and creepy sound.
Apr 20, 16 04:46 AM
I love to draw horses and other animals.
Apr 20, 16 04:38 AM
I love drawing and painting a hummingbird near a flower. This is one of the ones I did awhile back.
Apr 20, 16 04:00 AM
My friend asked me to draw and paint a cartoon fox for her and this is it. His name is Foxy.
Apr 20, 16 03:55 AM
I love drawing dogs. This is a wrinkle puppy that I tried my hand at. It is very cute.