How to Draw a Potted Plant

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Potted Plant

How to Draw a Great Looking Potted Plant for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

How to Draw a Potted Plant Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the flower pot. Use curved lines to draw the body of the pot, outline the bottom of the rim, and trace the top of the rim.

Easy Potted Plant Drawing - Step 2

How to Draw a Potted Plant Step 02

2. Use used lines to outline the base of the plant. Draw a shorter curved line meeting one of the lines at a point, outlining the stem of a leaf. Then, use "U" shaped lines to draw the dirt in front of and behind the plant.

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Easy Potted Plant Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw a Potted Plant Step 03

3. Draw a large leaf. Extend two curved lines from the stem, and allow them to meet at a point. Then, draw a curved line down the center of the leaf to indicate the central vein. Note that the leaf encloses the open side of the flower pot. Then, draw a curved line to meet the opposite side of the plant at a point, forming another stem. Draw a long curved line from its tip, beginning the outline of a second leaf.

Easy Potted Plant Drawing - Step 4

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4. Use curved lines to finish the outline of the leaf. Notice the "U" shaped line that forms a notch, as if a caterpillar has been nibbling on the leaf. Draw a line down the center of the leaf to indicate the vein. Then, extend the plant's main stem using two curved lines.

Easy Potted Plant Drawing - Step 5

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5. Draw a "V" shaped line at the top of the stem to split it into two. Then, use a pair of curved lines that meet at a point to enclose another large leaf.

Easy Potted Plant Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw a line down the center of the leaf to form the vein, and a small irregular oval to indicate a hole where a bug has been munching. Then, use overlapping "U" shaped lines to begin drawing the petals of the flower.

Easy Potted Plant Drawing - Step 7

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7. Continue drawing overlapping "U" shaped lines to complete the shape of the flower blossom.

Add More Details to Your Potted Plant Picture - Step 8

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8. Use a series of curved lines to outline the center of the flower. Draw another series of curved lines in the middle. From this point, extend a pair of curved lines. Draw a small circle at the tip of each. These indicate the flower's filaments and anthers, which produce pollen.

Complete the Outline of Your Potted Plant Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw a Potted Plant Step 09

9. Draw another filament and another using a long curved line and a circle.

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How to Draw a Potted Plant Step 10

Color your tropical cartoon flower drawing. This flower resembles a hibiscus, which comes in shades of red, orange, yellow, and pink.

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Learn More About The Potted Plant Drawing

Houseplants or potted plants are more popular today than ever before. Caretakers of such foliage often call themselves "plant parents" and "crazy plant ladies." Millennials make up a large proportion of this group. They grow plants as a hobby, to beautify their homes, and to freshen the air.

Any plant that has been "adapted for growing indoors" can be considered a houseplant. They are usually planted in a flower pot, but some are grown just in water. This is called hydroponics. "Air plants" don't need dirt at all.

Most houseplants are tropical varieties. Some spend all year inside, and others are placed outside during the warmer months.

Many houseplants are green leafy plants or vines. Orchids are grown for their flowers, and certain trees called bonsai are grown in miniature. Bonsai may be trimmed or formed to appear that they are battling the elements of nature, like this tree in a strong wind. Small cacti can also be kept indoors.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon potted plant? This easy, step-by-step cartoon plant drawing tutorial can help. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. Use crayons or colored pencils to add bright colors to the finished flower.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Floral Design or Flower Crown Drawing tutorials.

See also, Simple Drawing Project: Lily.

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