Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
Sunflowers are a well known sight across much of the world. Their scientific name, Helianthus, can literally be translated "sun flower," from the Greek words helios (sun) and anthos (flower).
The sunflower's name describes the behavior of this large plant, as its blossoms turn to follow the sun in its daily march across the sky. The yellow flowers themselves are alsothought to resemble the sun.
There are about 70 varieties of sunflower, and they are farmed for their beauty as well as their seeds, which both humans and animals find to be tasty and nutritious.
Wild sunflowers are native to North and South America, and the sunflower is one of only four agricultural plants to be domesticated by the Native Americans.
Sunflowers have featured prominently in artwork. Native Americans not only made representations of the flower itself, but used its seeds as ornamentation. In the late 1800's, famed painter Vincent Van Gogh produced two series of paintings featuring sunflowers.
Sunflowers were also used extensively in the artwork of Disney's animated film, Pocahantas (1995).
The large, bright flowers gained popularity as a design element in clothing and home decor during the 1960's and 1970's, and are still used as such today.
Would you like to add cheerful sunflower designs to your room, your clothing, your school supplies,or your artwork? Doing so is easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper, and perhaps an eraser, crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints.
Simply follow the instructions of the written steps, along with the accompanying illustrations. In each step, new lines are shown in light blue. Using this easy drawing guide, you will soon "grow" an entire garden of sunflowers!
The magnolia is a flowering tree native to North and South America, Asia, and the Himalaya mountains. The flowers of the magnolia have a strong sweet scent, and many of the 240 species are evergreen - they don't lose their large, flat leaves even in cold weather. Some magnolia trees grow over 100 feet tall.
In ancient China, magnolia flowers were seen as a symbol of feminine beauty and gentility. In the Victorian floriography - the art of sending secret messages using flowers - the magnolia meant nobility and dignity.
Today, the magnolia blossom retains symbolism in many cultures. In the American south, white magnolia blossoms are used in bridal bouquets to indicate purity. The fragrant magnolia is the national flower of North Korea, and the flower is used in Chinese medicine.
Modern practitioners of magic use magnolia blossoms in casting spells. In popular culture, it is used to represent a juncture of strength and delicacy, such as in the film Steel Magnolias.
Would you like to draw a spray of magnolia blossoms? This simple, step-by-step drawing guide is here to make doing so easy and fun. You'll need only a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may wish to use colored pencils or something similar to shade your finished drawing.
A bouquet is a decoration made by tying together cut flowers or by arranging them in a vase.
The practice of making bouquets is very old. The earliest records of such come from ancient Egypt, over 4,000 years ago.
In Victorian England, floral bouquets were used as a way to send messages. Each flower had a meaning, as did its color and the way it was arranged.
"Flower dictionaries" were written to help people understand the messages they received and to send the correct messages to others.
Today, bouquets may be used as adornment or given as gifts on special occasions, such as at weddings, dances, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or dates, as well as to cheer the sick or at funerals.
While most people don't associate flowers with a secret message, this gift is often understood to express love or sympathy.
Would you like to draw a bouquet of flowers? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a sheet of paper, a pencil, and colored pencils or crayons.
People have been gardening for a very long time. Gardens allowed people to stay in one place, rather than traveling to find the plants they needed to survive. The earliest known plan for a garden dates from 1400 B.C.E. in Egypt.
Urban flower gardens are especially important today, since cities now take up the space once occupied by plants and animals. They provide food for pollinators. Why is this important?
Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, carry pollen from one plant to another, allowing them to produce fruit and seeds. Without pollinators, plants species would die out - and we wouldn't have any food to eat.
Would you like to draw a flower garden? This easy, step-by-step tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper.
The carnation is a flower native to the Mediterranean region. Also called clove pink or grenadine, carnations have a spicy aroma and have been cultivated for at least 2,000 years. The name "carnation" may be derived from the term "coronation," as flowers were often used in ceremonial crowns, or from the Latin carnis or incarnacyon due to the flowers flesh-toned hues.
Carnations have been bestowed with much symbolism, often concerning love. White carnations can mean love or good luck. They are often worn at weddings. In 1907, the pink carnation was selected as a symbol for Mother's Day, as some believe they were born of the Virgin Mary's tears, representing her motherly love. Light red carnations mean admiration, and dark red carnations symbolize deep affection; they are often exchanged on Valentine's Day. Green carnations are worn on St. Patrick's Day.
Cartoon flowers have been popular in animation since its advent. Disney's "Silly Symphony: Springtime," released in 1929, is an early example.
Would you like to draw a carnation? This easy, step-by-step cartoon flower drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your flower with crayons, markers, or paints.
What is a butterfly garden? Butterfly gardens are planted to attract butterflies and other species, such as moths, hummingbirds, and bees. Not only are butterfly gardens pretty, but they also help to revive and sustain butterfly populations, which have been affected by habitat destruction. Urban butterfly gardens can by an oasis for wildlife within the city.
What makes a butterfly garden different from a regular garden? Butterfly gardens contain plants that feed adult butterflies as well as their caterpillars. Native plants are especially important, because, while butterflies visit many types of flowers for nectar, the caterpillars are usually restricted to eat one or two types of wild plants.
Butterfly gardeners may also install butterfly houses, moist sand, water features, and offerings of fruit for the butterflies to use.
Butterfly gardens are educational as well. Children can be introduced to and learn to appreciate nature in such gardens. Many city parks and some schools now include butterfly gardens, planted with flowers such as milkweed, purple cone flower, and butterfly bush. Butterfly festivals may be held in the fall, at which thousands of newly winged butterflies are released for attendees to enjoy.
Would you like to draw your very own butterfly garden? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. All you will need is a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper. Likely, you will also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, or something similar to make your garden come to life.
Tulips are a lily-like flower native to Europe and northern Africa. They began to be cultivated as a garden plant as early as the 10th century in Persia. The flowers are still a favorite in backyards and as cut flowers around the world.
For centuries, giving a tulip has been seen as a symbol of love and affection, the dark center of the flower representing a heart scorched by the flames of passion.
Seventy-five wild species of tulips have been identified, and there are thousands of different varieties available for your garden.
Each year, contests are held at tulip festivals to determine the prettiest new tulip colors and patterns that have been bred by cultivators.
Many commercially available tulips are grown in Holland, where tulip farms produce sprawling fields of brightly colored plants in spring, with row after row of rainbow hued petals swaying gently in the breeze.
At one time, these plants were so valuable in Holland that tulip bulbs could be used instead of money.
Tulips have long held a prominent place in art. The work of thirteenth century Persian poet Musharifu'd-din Saadi holds one of the earliest mentions of the flower. From the 1600's onward, tulips often appeared in European still life paintings.
Today, the tulip is depicted on several coins used in Iran, and Turkish Airlines embellishes its aircraft with the image of a tulip. In Turkey, the tulip is considered a symbol of paradise.
Would you like to draw your very own tulip? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and perhaps an eraser. You will likely wish to use bright crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paints to complete your drawing.
Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes explanatory text as well as an illustration. In each picture, new lines added are highlighted in blue.
Once you've mastered this tutorial, don't stop with just one tulip - try your hand at drawing an entire garden of these lovely flowers.
Sunflowers are symbols of happiness and vitality. They have graced gardens for over 1,000 years, and images of sunflowers are often found in ancient art, especially among Native American peoples.
Would you like to bring a little of the sunflower's joy to your sketch book? This easy to follow, step-by-step drawing guide will show you how.
You will not need any special tools, only a piece of paper and something to draw with, such as a pen, pencil, crayons, or markers.
As you follow the illustrations in the step-by-step guide, you will notice that previous steps appear in black, while new additions to your drawing are highlighted in blue.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your original lines, called guide lines, as you do along. Add each of the new marks to your drawing, and soon you will have a complete sunflower.
Once you have mastered this drawing tutorial, for what will you use your sunflower drawing skills? Bring your notebook or journal to life with this flower's sunny disposition. Decorate a wall with a garden full of sunflowers. Or simply brighten someone's day by adding this sketch to a cheerful note.
The lotus is an aquatic, or water loving, flower native to tropical regions of Asia and Australia. The lotus actually lives in the water - its roots stretch down to the mud at the bottom of a lake, pond, or river, while its flowers and leaves float on top.
The lotus is a survivor. Not only will a single plant bloom year after year, but its seeds remain viable much longer than those of other plants. Lotus seeds were recovered from a dry lake in China. Although they had been without water for about 1,300 years, the seeds sprouted and grew when planted.
The lotus has a great cultural significance in its native lands. Every part of the plant is used in traditional foods, medicines, and teas. The Buddhist and Hindu religions hold the lotus as sacred. For example, thread made from the plant is used to weave garments for statues of Buddha. Ancient temples feature carvings of lotus flower designs, and the Hindu goddess Lakshmi is often depicted holding lotus blossoms and standing within a giant lotus flower. The Hindu god Vishnu wears a crown of lotus flowers, and is sometimes painted with a lotus flower growing from his belly button.
Would you like to draw a lotus flower? This simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial will show you how. All you will need is a piece of paper and something to draw with, such as a pen or pencil. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, markers or paints to color your beautiful flower.
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