How to Draw a Hibiscus

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

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Hibiscus.

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Complete Hibiscus drawing
Complete Hibiscus drawing

Hibiscus are showy, ornamental, brightly colored flowers. Most are tropical, but some can survive mild temperate winters.

They are treasured by gardeners, not only because of their large, colorful blooms, but also because they attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

In various cultures, the hibiscus plant has many uses, in addition to its ornamental beauty. The variety that grows in the Philippines is crushed and its juice mixed with soap to produce a bubble-blowing solution with which children play.

In Tahiti and Hawaii, hibiscus flowers are worn by young women in lieu of a wedding ring; single girls wear the flower behind the right ear, while married or dating women wear it on the left ear.

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The hibiscus is frequently used in artwork as well. It is a symbol of several countries and regions, including Haiti, South Korea, Malaysia, the state of Hawaii, and the Solomon Islands. Yellow hibiscus is the official state flower of Hawaii, where it is also called the Hawaiian flower.

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

All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, a sheet of paper, and something with which to color your finished flower.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Calla Lily or Lily of the Valley Drawing tutorials.

See also, Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing a Lily.

​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​​​ a ​Hibiscus

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

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 01

1. ​​​Begin by drawing a small oval to form the center of the flower.

Easy Hibiscus Drawing - Step 2

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 02

2. ​​​Extend a curved, wavy line from the flower's center. Curve the line around, bending it to form a point amid the jagged waves, and then reconnect the line to the opposite side of the oval. This forms the first petal. Then, extend another wavy line from the center, curving it to meet the side of the first petal. This encloses the flower's second petal. Finally, repeat this process on the opposite side of the first petal, forming the third petal.

Easy Hibiscus Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 03

3. ​​​​​Extend wavy, curved lines from the flower center in order to enclose at least two more petals, filling in the gap at the back of the flower.

Easy Hibiscus Drawing - Step 4

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 04

4. ​​​Erase portions of the oval to allow the petals to "flow" into the center of the flower. Adjust lines as necessary to make sure that each petal contacts the center.

Easy Hibiscus Drawing - Step 5

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 05

5.​​ ​​​​Draw two curved lines downward from the flower, parallel to one another. This forms the stem of the flower.

Easy Hibiscus Drawing - Step 6

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 06

6.​ ​​​​​​​Extend a pair of narrowly spaced, parallel lines upwards from the flower's center, forming the style. Erase as necessary. At the tip of the style, allow the lines to diverge. Draw a small "V" shaped line between them, and connect the lines at the end using small circles. Extend small, elongated ovals from the style. This forms the stigma, which, together with the style, is called the pistil.

Easy Hibiscus Drawing - Step 7

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 07

7. ​Draw the leaves. For each leaf, enclose a pointed shape using a series of short lines that meet in jagged points. Draw a curved line down the middle of the leaf to indicate the central vein, and shorter lines extending outward from the vein.

Add More Details to Your Hibiscus Picture - Step 8

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 08

8.​​​ ​Draw another pointed leaf, again outlining it using a series of short, curved lines. Draw a vein down the middle of the leaf, and additional veins diverging from the first.

Complete the Outline of Your Hibiscus Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 09

9.​​ ​​Draw a final leaf, using the same process as described previously. Finally, detail the petals of the flower by extending curved lines outward from the flower's center.

Color Your Hibiscus Drawing

How to Draw Hibiscus Step 10

10. ​​​​​ ​​​​​Color your hibiscus flower. These tropical flowers come in many colors, such as red, pink, white, orange, and yellow.

Check out our plant drawing guides in order to master even more blooming beauties.

For more great Flower drawing tutorials, see the 29 Simple Flower Drawing Ideas post.

For more easy flower drawing tutorials, see the collection of Plant Drawing Tutorials for Kids.

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