Simple Lotus Flower Drawings


For our lotus flower drawings exercise I picked this one. I hope you like it.

It is a very simple top down view of the lotus flower so that you can draw it easily and quickly.

Lotus is national flower of India and Vietnam.

Its roots are widely used in Asian cuisine.

In Japan for example, people eat lotus roots as in salads, boiled or pickled. I like it very much. Lotus flower root in Japanese: "renkon".

Whatever flower you may attempt to draw, you’ll soon experience that lotus flowers are among the easiest to draw.



Enlarge the picture. Observe it for a while. Observe the shapes, sizes of leaves and how they are balanced.



Enjoy Lotus Flower Drawings

Decide 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.

Inside that circle draw small one. That is the stigma of lotus flower.

After careful observation begin to sketch the petals. See enlarged picture in details how I did it. Only approximate and rough strokes.

Complete the sketch with all the petals. If you have difficulty to sketch exactly the same shapes do some sketch study on a separate paper.
Lotus flower drawings are the easiest; believe they are, so you will soon be able capture the right shape.

Sketch the leaves around. Mark out also the veins on the leaves for your later better orientation.

By pink color pencil draw the contours of petals in one single line. Draw it over the initial graphite pencil lines.

Here you should decide the exact final shape of the petals. Take your light green color pencil and do the same on the leaves.





Erase all graphite pencil lines so that only pink colored petal contours and green leaves contours remain. Enlarge the picture to see what I mean.

From now on we are shifting from lotus flower drawings to lotus flower "coloring page".

Very gently begin to color the petals in pink. Very gently. Draw the strokes always along the petals, never across them.

Leave 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.

Finish shading the petals. Notice that the edges are darker and some edges are slightly folded upward.

This is very characteristic feature and it actually makes your lotus flower drawings look more realistic and three-dimensional.

By pen shaped eraser highlight brighter spots on the petals. They are pink but some areas look almost white.

Let’s start to color the leaves. Prepare one light green and one dark green pencil. Color the first layer in light green.

Continue 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.

On the top of the leaves, slightly erase the area around veins so that it becomes brighter – as you see on the picture.

Color in green all the rest. Deeper places near water level are darker and the areas opened to the surface are naturally brighter.

Finally, in order to make your lotus flower drawings complete and look realistic, darken and shade the middle parts of the leaves by dark green.

Notice that the areas along the veins remain brighter, which creates a three-dimensional impression.

Did You Enjoy Drawing Lotus Flower?

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