Learn how to draw a great looking Lily of the Valley with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Lily of the Valley.
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Lily of the valley is a fragrant flower related to the asparagus. It is sometimes called lily-of-the-valley, May bells, lady's tears, or Mary's tears. Most plants have just two leaves and one stem of bell shaped flowers.
Lily of the valley is poisonous to humans and pets, but several butterflies use it as a food source. It is a favorite shade garden flower, and perfumes imitate its sweet scent.
The royal family of Britain favors it as a wedding flower. Images of lily of the valley appear on Moldova postal stamps and Norwegian coats of arms, and it is recognized as a national symbol in Yugoslavia and Finland.
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In floriography, the "language of flowers" once used to send secret messages, lily of the valley represents the return of happiness once lost.
This may be based on a legend in which a lily of the valley plant loved a nightingale bird. The bird returned to its home only when the flowers bloomed in spring.
Would you like to draw a lovely lily of the valley flower? This easy, step-by-step drawing guide is here to help. You will need only a pencil and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Carnation or Chrysanthemum Drawing tutorials.
See also, For Beginners: Drawing a Lily.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Lily of the Valley
How to Draw a Great Looking Lily of the Valley for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Draw a pair of long, wavy, parallel lines. At the top, curve the lines so that they form a hooked shape. This will form the flower's stem.
Easy Lily of the Valley Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw two sets of of narrowly spaced, curved, parallel lines from one side of the stem. Connect them at the ends. Then, extend two curved lines from each, forming an upside down "U" shape. Draw a shorter curved line at each end of the "U," angling inward. Finally, connect these using a curved "V" shaped line. This encloses the blossom, sporting three visible petals.
Easy Lily of the Valley Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw another set of narrowly spaced, parallel lines extending from the opposite side of the stem. Draw a flower at its tip, again beginning with an upside down "U" shape. Then, craft the three petals using short, curved lines. Repeat this process to enclose another blossom at the tip of the original stem.
Easy Lily of the Valley Drawing - Step 4
4. Extend two more sets of narrowly spaced, parallel lines from the stem. Draw a flower at the tip of each.
Easy Lily of the Valley Drawing - Step 5
5. Extend two more sets of narrowly spaced, parallel lines from the stem, allowing them to overlap. Then, draw a three-petaled blossom at the end of each.
Easy Lily of the Valley Drawing - Step 6
6. Fill in any empty spots with an additional flower.
Easy Lily of the Valley Drawing - Step 7
7. Next, draw the lily of the valley's large leaf. Extend three curved lines upward from the bottom and side of the stem. Allow all three lines to converge above the blossoms. The central line forms the vein of the leaf.
Add More Details to Your Lily of the Valley Picture - Step 8
8. Draw another, smaller leaf on the opposite side of the stem. Again, use three converging curved lines. At the tip of the leaf, enclose an irregular curved shape. This indicates a bend in the leaf and gives your picture depth.
Complete the Outline of Your Lily of the Valley Drawing - Step 9
9. Use curved lines to drawn veins on each leaf.
Color Your Lily of the Valley Drawing
10. Color your lily of the valley. The blossoms of lily of the valley are generally white, but they can also be light pink. The leaves are typically dark green.
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