How to Draw a Tiger Lily

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

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Complete Tiger Lily drawing
Complete Tiger Lily drawing

Tiger lilies are elegant wildflowers that are also cultivated in many gardens. You can learn how to draw a tiger lily with the help of this easy, step-by-step plant drawing guide.

Like all lilies, tiger lilies have large, showy feathers with long, pointed petals. The petals are spotted and pollen-bearing stamens are pronounced.

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Did you know? In Disney's Peter Pan, Peter's friend Tiger Lily was named after this flower. Learn how to draw Peter Pan, and don't stop there - learn how to draw Tinker Bell, too.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you can learn how to draw an oriental lily or make a calla lily drawing.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Tiger Lily

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

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the tiger lily outline by drawing a petal. Enclose a rounded heart or thick bean shape. This is the first petal. Begin a second petal by extending a curved line from the first.

Easy Tiger Lily Drawing - Step 2

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Continue drawing the second petal. Extend a long curved line from the first petal, then a second curved line overlapping it.

From the back of the petal, extend another line to meet the previous one at a sharp point. Then, extend yet another curved line from the opposite side of the first petal.

Easy Tiger Lily Drawing - Step 3

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use overlapping curved lines to enclose the pointed shape of the third petal.

Easy Tiger Lily Drawing - Step 4

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw the fourth petal. First, use curved lines to draw a curved, incomplete triangle shape. Then use another overlapping curved line to complete the tip of the petal.

Easy Tiger Lily Drawing - Step 5

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use curved lines to enclose the heart like shapes of two more petals. Then, extend a curved line from the center of the flower to form the first of the stamen.

Easy Tiger Lily Drawing - Step 6

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Extend three more long, curved lines from the center of the flower. At the end of each line, enclose a flattened oval shape.

Easy Tiger Lily Drawing - Step 7

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Finish drawing the anther at the end of the filament, completing the stamens. Then, draw the flower's stem. From the first petal, extend a pair of parallel curved lines.

At the base of the stem, extend a pair of curved lines and allow them to meet at a sharp point. From this structure, draw a curved line. This will become the lily's leaf.

Add More Details to Your Tiger Lily Picture - Step 8

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Complete the first leaf using a long curved line. Then, draw a second leaf. Again, extend a pair of curved lines from the stem and allow them to meet at a sharp point.

Use two curved lines to enclose the teardrop-shaped leaf around the stem. Begin decorating the petals by shading small ovals on the surface.

Complete the Outline of Your Tiger Lily Drawing - Step 9

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Shade many small ovals on each of the petals to give the flower "freckles."

Color Your Tiger Lily Drawing

Tiger Lily step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your flower outline is now complete. Color your tiger lily. Wild types are orange with dark red spots. Cultivated varieties can be red, pink, yellow, white, cream, or a combination of colors.

Easy, step by step Tiger Lily drawing tutorial
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