Mother's Day

How to Draw a Rose Flower

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.

How to Draw Magnolia Flowers

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.

How to Draw a Flower Bouquet

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.

How to Draw a Carnation

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.

How to Draw a Teddy Bear with a Heart

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How to Draw a Lotus Flower

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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How to Draw a Mother’s Day Heart

Mother's Day is a holiday celebrated in countries throughout the world. Common customs include children drawing greeting cards for their mothers, or giving them flowers or other small gifts. Gifts may also be presented to grandmothers, and wives may receive flowers or other sentiments from their husbands.

In many countries, such as the United States, Mother's Day is observed on the second Sunday of May. There, Mother's Day became an official holiday in 1910, due to the efforts of a social activist to honor her own mother, who had cared for the wounded during the Civil War.

You might be surprised to learn that setting a day aside to honor mothers is a custom with a long history. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the modern Mother's Day is “a festival derived from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Formal mother worship, with ceremonies to Cybele, or Rhea, the Great Mother of the Gods, were performed on the Ides of March throughout Asia Minor."

Later, during the Middle Ages, it became customary for the fourth Sunday in Lent, a solemn religious observance preceding the Easter holiday, to be used to return home a visit one's mother. In Britain, this came to be called Mothering Day. At one time, pink-iced sweet buns were a part of the celebration.

Would you like to draw something to say "I love you" to your mom? This easy, step-by-step drawing guide is here to help.

You will need only a sheet of paper, an eraser, and a pencil. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, or something similar to shade your finished drawing. Often, hearts are colored in shades of pink or red.

How to Draw a Mother’s Day Flower

Since the dawn of human history, flowers have been given as gifts. In ancient times, flowers often held religious meanings. For example, in ancient Greece, flowers were given to the family of a deceased person to prevent the haunting of the living. In ancient Rome, brides carried bouquets of flowers to scare away evil spirits.

In Victorian Europe, floriography, the "language of flowers" was used to send secret messages. The type of flower, color, and arrangement all "said" something to the receiver of the gift. Flower dictionaries helped people to decode the message. Some of these symbolic meanings are used to this day.

Today, flowers are still frequently given as gifts. They often mark special occasions, such as graduations, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or the birth of a baby. The may also be given to say "I love you" or "I'm sorry." Certain holidays, such as Valentine's day, are also associated with flower giving.

The holiday known as Mother's Day is celebrated throughout the world. Children often give their mothers or grandmothers hand drawn cards, flowers, or small gifts. Adults may give a red carnation, the official flower of Mother's Day, to their mothers. In some areas, it is also the custom to leave white carnations on the graves of the deceased.

Would you like to draw a flower for your mom? Perhaps you'd even like to make your own greeting card. This simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help you say, "Mom, I love you."

All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. Likely, you will also desire crayons, colored pencils, or something similar to add color to your gift.

How to Draw a Dad’s Trophy

Have you ever received a trophy? Today, trophies are often awarded in honor of academic excellence, achievement in sports, or some other accomplishment.

The word "trophy" comes from the ancient Greek word tropē, meaning an overwhelming defeat of an enemy. Greek soldiers would erect "trophies," or monuments, at the sites where their armies had been victorious in war. What were these trophies made of? Weapons, shields, and other materials would be fastened to a tree or beam in the shape of a person. Details about the battle, as well as dedications to deities, would be written on the makeshift statue.

If the battle was at sea, ships or pieces of ships would be hauled to the beach to assemble the trophy. The Romans also constructed battle trophies, typically stone arches or columns in Rome. Trophies such as wreaths of plants to be worn on the head were common awards in ancient sporting events.

The first modern trophies came about during the 1500s. One example is the Carlisle Bells, a trophy given for a horse race in Britain for over 400 years. Cup shaped trophies arose in the 1600s. The type of trophy depicted in this drawing tutorial is called a loving-cup trophy. Some trophies are given once for the winner to keep, while in other cases, trophies are passed on to the next winner of the contest or event.

Do you have the world's best dad? Tell him so with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to use crayons or something similar to color your finished drawing.

How to Draw Cartoon Flowers

Flowers add cheerfulness wherever they grow - or wherever they are drawn. This is especially so when they also wear smiling faces.

Dancing, smiling flowers have been a common part of many cartoons for decades. A famous example of this is the 1932 "Silly Symphonies: Flowers and Trees" cartoon produced by Walt Disney. Today, such flowers often grace sunny window sills in the form of solar powered, plastic "dancing flowers."

Would you like to be able to draw your own smiling, happy flower? Now you can, using this simple, easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial. All you need is a piece of paper and some drawing tools, such as a pencil, pen, colored pencils, crayons, or markers.

Each step in this guide is illustrated. Note that the new markings in each step are highlighted in blue. Sketch your lines lightly at first, as you will be required to erase some of the guide lines that you draw early on.

In just a few easy steps, you will have your own smiling cartoon flowers to brighten your day.

How to Draw a Mother Hugging a Daughter

Mothers and daughters are known to share a special bond. Even common words for "mother" reflect this.

Throughout the world, words that sound similar to "mother" are used - mom, mommy, mum, mommy, ma, mama, mammy, a'ma, eomma, mamam, among others.

The mother plays a vital role in human society. Not only does she bear children, but in most cultures she is the most integral figure in child rearing.

Mothers typically care for the physical and emotional needs of infants and young children. This allows a deep social bond to form between the mother and child.

Mothers, together with their children, have been popular subjects of paintings, sculpture, and other artwork since time immemorial.

In France, especially, the role of the mother was romanticized in art. Many ancient religions worshiped the the mother figure as a goddess, the giver of life.

Would you like to draw a mother and daughter? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

You will need only a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

How to Draw an

The heart is a symbol that has been used to represent love for hundreds of years. Its earliest known use is in a manuscript dated to the 1200s, in which a young man can be seen handing a heart to his lady.

This original heart shape may have been accidental, caused by the character's fingers covering part of a pear or pinecone shape.

Within a hundred years, however, the scalloped heart shape we know today had become common.

The heart may be one of the most recognized symbols in the world. It has been used in heraldry, in art, in logos, in animation, and in many other ways.

Cell phones offer various hearts in their lists of emoticons, symbolizing love, family, or "broken-hearted" sadness. The heart also represents one suite of playing cards.

Bannered hearts with the words "I Love..." are a common motif in the "old school" tattoo style of art.

This style of design uses bold black lines and a simple color palette of purple, red, yellow, green, and black.

Along with birds, roses, anchors, and other symbols, this style of art had been adapted to clothing, school supplies, stationery, and more.

Would you like to draw an "I Love You" heart? This easy, step-by-step heart 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 finished drawing.