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.
1. Begin by drawing a patch of grass. Draw a straight, horizontal line to outline the bottom of the patch. Then, draw a series of short, curved lines, connected at jagged points. Don't forget to connect these lines to the horizontal line at each end, fully enclosing the patch of grass.
2. Next, draw your first flower - a daisy. Above the grass, draw a small circle. Around the circle, connect a series of narrow, "U" shaped lines to form the petals.
3. Draw the flower's stem. Extend a pair of parallel, curved lines from the flower to the grass. Then, on each side of the stem, extend two short, curved lines, allowing them to meet in a point. These are the flower's leaves. Draw another curved line down the center of each leaf to indicate the vein.
4. Draw another, smaller flower. Again, start with a small circle to form the flower's center. Then, draw ovals around the center to form the petals.
5. Draw the short flower's stem, using a pair of curved lines. Extend curved lines from the stem on each side, meeting in points to form the leaves. Don't forget to draw the vein down the center of the leaf.
6. Draw a fancy flower. For the center of this flower, form a circular shape using connected, "U" shaped lines. Then, extend pairs of curved lines outward from the center, meeting in points to form the primary petals. Between each petal, enclose a triangular shape using two curved lines. Repeat this again with even smaller petals between those of each of the two previous layers.
7. Draw a stem using a pair of curved lines. Extend leaves from each side of the stem, using two curved lines for each. Then, draw a third curved line to indicate the leaf vein.
8. Extend the clump of grass, using a straight, horizontal line and jagged, short, curved lines. Note how the bottom of this clump is "higher than" or "behind" the other, giving the picture depth. Then, draw tulips, using a large "U" shaped line topped with a curved "W" shaped line for each. Draw the stems using sets of parallel lines. Enclose the leaf using three curved lines.
9. Allow a friendly bee to pollinate your garden. Use a circle for the head, and an oval for the body. Band the body with curved lines for stripes, and don't forget the triangular stinger. Use wide teardrop shapes for wings, and curved lines with shaded circles at the tips to indicate antennae.
10. Color your garden, and don't forget to check out our other plant drawing guides.
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.