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How to Draw a Hydrangea Flower

Easy, step by step Hydrangea Flower drawing tutorial
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Spring is in the air! Bring the outdoors in and brighten up your room when you learn how to draw a hydrangea flower.

Hydrangea blooms are made up of many smaller, individual flowers. They grow in clusters on a shrub or bush. Did you know? Some hydrangeas change color based on the soil they are planted in. Acidic soil will produce blue flowers, while an alkaline soil will produce pink flowers.

There are around 23 species of hydrangeas, and they are native to Asia and the Western Hemisphere.

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Their name means "water jar" in Greek because the plants like ample moisture. They can be very big, up to 15 feet tall. Today, people grow them in gardens all over the world.

Like roses, hydrangeas are often used in wedding bouquets. Pink hydrangeas are used to symbolize heartfelt emotions like love and gratitude, and blue hydrangeas are given with an apology.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Floral Design, Lavender, and Carnation.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Hydrangea Flower

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Hydrangea Flower Step 01

1. Begin by drawing some of the hydrangea's small flowers. For each flower, use curved lines to form four petals in a four-leaf clover shape. Notice how the flowers overlap one another.

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Hydrangea Flower Step 02

2. Draw more blossoms, again using curved lines to form each of the four petals. Notice that one of the flowers has a different perspective - you are viewing it from the side. Make the nearest petal flat, and then draw curved lines from the three nearest petals to the adjoining flower.

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 3
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3. Draw more flowers, allowing them to overlap with the ones that are already there. Use a curved line for each of the four petals.

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Hydrangea Flower Step 04

4. Draw more four-petaled flowers, rounding out the ball-like shape of the flower head. Connect some of the edges with curved lines.

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 5
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5. Begin texturing and detailing the flowers. Draw curved lines in a starburst shape at the center of each flower. Two lines should extend into each petal.

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 6
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6. Continue drawing starburst shapes in the flower centers until all the forward-facing flowers are complete. Texture the edges of some petals with wavy curved lines.

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Hydrangea Flower Step 07

7. Begin drawing the leaves of the hydrangea. For each leaf, start with a long curved line for the central vein. Then, outline the edges of the leaves using a series of short, curved lines that meet at jagged points. Notice that the leaves overlap one another.

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Hydrangea Flower Step 08

8. Draw more leaves extending at various angles from the base of the flowers. For each, use a curved line for the vein and short lines that meet at jagged points to form the edges of the leaves.

Hydrangea Flower drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Hydrangea Flower Step 09

9. Use pairs of curved lines to draw the flower's stem. Notice how segments branch off to support the leaves.

Complete Hydrangea Flower drawing
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Color your cartoon hydrangea flower. Most hydrangeas are white, light blue, light pink, purple, yellow, or some combination of these colors.

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  • Thank you very much I needed to know how to draw that cause that is the flower I gave to my girl when I asked her out .

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