How to Draw a Lupine

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

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Complete Lupine drawing
Complete Lupine drawing

Lupines or bluebonnets are striking wildflowers and garden plants. You can learn how to draw a lupine today!

Lupine flowers grow in tightly packed clusters along the flower spike. Each individual, teardrop-shaped flower is called a raceme.

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Real lupine flower spikes are one to four feet tall - if you have letter-sized paper or a poster board, you can draw them life-sized!

This easy, step-by-step flower drawing tutorial will help you to master the lupine.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you can learn to draw even more interesting flowers, such as this forget me not drawing or this lily of the valley drawing.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Lupine

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

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the lupine outline by drawing the first row of flowers. Enclose rounded teardrop or egg shapes that slightly overlap each other. Then, enclose another row of rounded shapes emerging from behind the first.

Easy Lupine Drawing - Step 2

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw three more rows of egg shapes. Notice that the first and third rows are mostly visible, while the second row is hidden behind the first.

Easy Lupine Drawing - Step 3

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw four more rows of egg shapes - a smaller hidden row followed by a fuller row. Then repeat.

Easy Lupine Drawing - Step 4

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw four more rows of egg-shaped racemes - a smaller hidden row followed by a fuller row. Then repeat.

Easy Lupine Drawing - Step 5

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Next, draw pointer rows of racemes that are not as wide as the earlier rows of flowers. Continue until you have completed three more rows.

Easy Lupine Drawing - Step 6

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw even smaller rows of tightly packed pointed shapes. These are the flowers that have not yet opened. Continue until you have drawn four rows.

Easy Lupine Drawing - Step 7

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw the tip of the flower spike. Use a curved line to enclose three points. Then draw a "U" shaped line in the middle of the point. Next, draw the stem.

Below the flower spike, draw two sets of irregular half-circle shapes that resemble coffee beans. Connect them to the spike with short lines.

Then extend a pair of long lines below them. From the side of the stem, extend a pair of curved lines that meet at a sharp point. Draw a pointed leaf at the tip of the twig using two curved lines.

Add More Details to Your Lupine Picture - Step 8

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw six more pointed leaves in a starburst pattern surrounding the tip of the twig. Use two curved lines for each.

On the opposite side of the stem, extend two short curved lines that meet at a sharp point, forming another stem.

Complete the Outline of Your Lupine Drawing - Step 9

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw four pointed leaves around the tip of the second stem. Then draw a line down the middle of each leaf to indicate the leaf vein.

Color Your Lupine Drawing

Lupine step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your wildflower outline is now complete. Color your lupine. It has a green stem and leaves, and purple and white petals that fade to yellow or cream near the top.

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