Basic Flower Shapes

As you can see, even the most complicated flowers can be developed from simple shapes. Select a flower you wish to draw and study it closely, looking for its overall shape. Sketch the outline of this shape, and begin to look for the other shapes within the flower. Block in the smaller shapes that make up details, such as petals or leaves. Once you’ve completed this, smooth out your lines and begin the shading process.


A. Sketch the basic shape.


B. Block in smaller shapes.

c. Add details.

D. Clean up the lines.

E. Create form ...

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