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.
1. Begin by drawing your first flower. Draw a circle to form the center of the flower. Then, enclose rounded shapes around the center using "U" shaped lines. These are the flower's petals.
2. Draw a second flower. Sketch a small circle for the flower's center, and use "U" shaped lines to enclose the petals.
3. Draw the third flower. Draw a circle to form the flower's center. Then, enclose the petals using "U" shaped lines.
4. Next, you will draw a different type of flower - the tulip. From behind one of the first flowers, extend a pair of straight, parallel lines to form the stem. At the end of the lines, draw a large "U" shaped line. This forms the bottom of the flower. Next, use a series of curved lines in the shape of a "W" to connect the ends of the "U," enclosing the blossom. Repeat this process on the opposite side of the bouquet to draw another tulip.
5. Using a "U" shaped line and a "W" shaped line, draw another tulip peeking out from behind the other flowers.
6. Next, sketch the greenery or leaves of the bouquet. For each leaf, use two curved lines that meet in a point on the end. Allow the leaves to connect at the bottom, filling in the spaces between the flowers.
7. Continue to draw additional overlapping leaves until the shape of the bouquet is enclosed. Detail some of the leaves by drawing a leaf vein, a curved line down the middle of the leaf.
8. Fill in your bouquet with more small flowers. Draw two parallel lines for the stem, and a circle for the flower's center. Then, extend a curved line to enclose the petals. Notice the wavy pattern on the end of each petal. Repeat until your bouquet is as full of flowers as you wish.
9. Draw the stems of the bouquet. Extend a pair of lines downward, angling towards one another. Connect the lines by enclosing a flattened, irregular shape. This will form the ribbon tied around the bouquet. Extend another set of lines from the ribbon, and connect these lines with a series of jagged, connected, curved lines. Enclose teardrop shapes to form the ribbon's bow, and pairs of lines that end with a "V" shaped line to form the ribbon's cut ends. Detail the stems and ribbon with curved lines
10. Color your bouquet, but don't stop there. We have many other flower drawing guides for you to choose from.
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.