How to Draw a Buttercup

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Learn how to draw a great looking Buttercup with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Buttercup.

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Complete Buttercup drawing
Complete Buttercup drawing

Would you like to draw a bouquet of spring flowers? This easy, step-by-step buttercup drawing guide is here to help you get started.

Many flowers go by the name buttercup. The daffodil - also called a jonquil or narcissus - is one of them. You can learn how to draw a daffodil here.

This drawing guide features a wildflower often known as a buttercup for its bright yellow color. It has five petals and serrated leaves.

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Wild buttercups are native to North America and bloom during the spring and early summer. They avoid being consumed by deer or cattle grazing in meadows because all parts of the plant are mildly poisonous.

Want to draw a whole garden full of simple, colorful flowers? Check out this forget me not flowers drawing guide for pink and blue blossoms, or learn how to draw dogwood flowers - wildflowers that come from a tree.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Wild Flower or Garden for Kids Drawing tutorials.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Buttercup

How to Draw a Great Looking Buttercup for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon buttercup outline by sketching the flower's fuzzy center. Use a series of curved lines that meet at gentle, jagged points.

Easy Buttercup Drawing - Step 2

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Continue drawing the jagged curved lines in series until you've completely enclosed the round shape.

Easy Buttercup Drawing - Step 3

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw a series of "U" shaped lines inside the flower center, forming a partial circle shape.

Easy Buttercup Drawing - Step 4

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw more "U" shaped lines inside the flower center. Then, begin enclosing large, heart-shaped petals around it.

Easy Buttercup Drawing - Step 5

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Continue drawing overlapping heart-shaped petals until they are five in number. Then, extend a long curved line downward to begin sketching the stem.

Easy Buttercup Drawing - Step 6

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw another curved line parallel to the first. At the base of the stem, extend another pair of curved lines and allow them to meet at a sharp point. Then, begin sketching the leaf. Use a series of curved lines that meet at points.

Easy Buttercup Drawing - Step 7

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Continue to sketch the deeply lobed leaf, using curved lines that meet at jagged points.

Add More Details to Your Buttercup Picture - Step 8

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Extend a curved line on the opposite side of the stem, forming another leaf vein. Enclose the leaves around it, using curved lines that meet at points. Draw curved lines from the stem of the original leaf, forming smaller veins.

Complete the Outline of Your Buttercup Drawing - Step 9

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw more small veins in the original leaf. Then, texture the flower's petals with curved lines.

Color Your Buttercup Drawing

Buttercup step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon buttercup outline is now complete. Color the flower's petals and center bright yellow, and its leaves and stem green. You can make the center slightly darker than the petals.

For more great flower drawing tutorials, see the collection of Beginner Flower Drawing Tutorials.

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