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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.
Aug 30, 16 04:34 AM
A tiny piece from full drawing.I want you to have your own version of this story. You can see the whole picture on: deviantart.com/art/The-Desire-to-Evolve-58742151
Aug 30, 16 04:28 AM
There isn't really a story to this drawing I just did it because I really love drawing animals and especially dogs! The drawing is of my new puppy Orry,
Aug 24, 16 08:47 AM
drawn from a photograph whilst visiting York Canal recently. Playing with perspective....it needs work!
Aug 22, 16 01:33 AM
A work colleague learning Pole.
Aug 22, 16 01:27 AM
really struggling with hair!
Aug 22, 16 01:18 AM
First attempt ...learning!
Aug 22, 16 01:12 AM
I'm posting on behalf my uncle and would like some feedback on what people think of his art work.
Aug 15, 16 04:31 AM
One day I was just sitting in my room and thinking about my would be. I imagine that we are visiting a place and enjoining nature's beauty and feeling
Aug 11, 16 09:15 PM
My flower drawings
Aug 06, 16 03:27 AM
i love Tokyo Ghoul and drawing so I drew Touka. It might suck but I'm 12, don't blame me (My page ripped when I was doing her mouth)