The lily is a flower with deep symbolic meaning. The flower has been included in artwork dating back as far as 1580 B.C., nearly 4,000 years ago. In various times and cultures, lilies have been symbols of innocence, wealth, sympathy, or friendship. Lilies are also used to represent the 30th wedding anniversary.
Would you like to be able to draw this epic flower? Follow this easy, step-by-step tutorial. All you will need to begin is a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. Optionally, you may use crayons, colored pencils, paint, or any other coloring tool to bring your finished drawing to life.
In the illustrations in the guide below, lines and shading new to each step will be highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your earliest lines, called guide lines.
For what will you use your lily drawing skills? Make a thank you card, an anniversary card, or a sympathy card. Decorate your notebook, your t-shirt – anything you’d like. This elegant flower will help you add a splash of color and serenity wherever you draw it.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Lily
Using two curved lines in and “M” shape, draw two more open ovals, closing the gap between the first and the fourth. The resulting shape will resemble an irregular flower.
Now you will begin to draw the lily’s anthers. From the center of the flower, extend two curving, parallel lines. Connect the lines by drawing a small oval between them at the tip.
Draw two more anthers extending from between the first two anthers. Each will consist of two curved, parallel lines and a small oval.
Add some detail to the flower’s petals. Begin by drawing a small “U” shaped line at the flower’s center, just below the base of the anthers. Then, extend a graceful curving line from the flower’s center towards the tip of each petal. This forms the detail of the petal vein.
Begin the leaf. From the right side of the stem, extend a curved line up towards the petal. From that line, extend another, slightly curved line to the right. This will form the vein of the leaf.
You will repeat this process to form a second leaf. Begin by drawing a curved line extending from the left side of the stem.
Many lilies have speckled petals. Add this detail to your lily. Draw small dots, circles, and open circles on each side of the petal vein lines. Extend the vein line on two of the petals using a short, straight line.
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