Learn how to draw a great looking Lilac Flower with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Lilac Flower.
Would you like to learn how to draw a lilac flower? This easy cartoon flower drawing tutorial can show you how.
There are 12 species and over 1,000 varieties of lilacs native to Europe and Asia. They are related to the olive tree. Known as the "queen of shrubs," lilacs are cold-hardy and can grow 30 feet tall. Some live over 100 years. They have a lovely scent.
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Lilac stems can be used to make wooden flutes. For this reason, they play a role in the mythology of the Greek god Pan. As Pan chased a nymph named Syringa through the forest, she turned herself into a lilac bush in order to hide from him. He used its branches to make the first panpipe.
As one of the first flowers to bloom each year, lilacs often symbolize spring and renewal. They may also be emblems of love, purity, innocence, happiness, tranquility, and wisdom.
Did you know? Lilacs often survive longer than the homes of the people who planted them. Seemingly random lilac bushes in rural areas mark the former sites of farmhouses.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Lilac Flower
How to Draw a Great Looking Lilac Flower for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. The bloom of the lilac is a spray of many tiny flowers. So, let's begin by drawing some! For each flower, draw an oval in the middle. Use "U" shaped lines to outline the four petals. Then draw a curved line down the center of each petal.
Easy Lilac Flower Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw more individual lilac flowers. Again, draw an oval in the middle and use "U" shaped lines to outline the four petals. Then draw a curved line down the center of each petal.
Easy Lilac Flower Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw even more lilac flowers. For each flower, draw an oval in the middle. Use "U" shaped lines to outline the four petals. Then draw a curved line down the center of each petal. Notice that the flowers are arranged in a loose teardrop shape.
Easy Lilac Flower Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw unopened flower buds around the top of the spray. For each, draw a pinched heartlike shape. On some, draw a third petal by placing a curved line between the lobes of the heart shape.
Easy Lilac Flower Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw more unopened and partially opened flowers around and between the existing flowers. For some, use a heart shape or a heart shape with a third petal. For others, use curved lines to enclose a three-lobed shape or even outline a full four-petaled flower.
Easy Lilac Flower Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw more partial flowers. Connect existing flowers at the edge of the spray using a series of connected "U" shaped lines. Draw curved stems for some of the buds on the outer edges.
Easy Lilac Flower Drawing - Step 7
7. Fill in the spaces between the flowers with partial four-petaled flower shapes.
Add More Details to Your Lilac Flower Picture - Step 8
8. Draw the stem of the lilac blossom. Outline it using a pair of long curved lines, and connect them at the bottom. Draw "V" shaped lines at the top of the stem where it splits off into several branches.
Complete the Outline of Your Lilac Flower Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw the lilac's leaves. For each leaf, extend a curved line from the stem. Then, extend curved lines from each side of this leaf vein. Allow them to meet at a sharp point.
Color Your Lilac Flower Drawing
Color your cartoon lilac flower. Lilacs famously have purple flowers as their name suggests, but they also come in white, pink, and blue.
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