Do you love flowers? Many people do. Green plants can make us feel calm, and brightly colored blossoms make us happy.
Plants and flowers are good gifts for many occasions. Bouquets of flowers represent romantic love on dates, at dances, on Valentine's Day, at weddings, and on anniversaries.
People may give flowers to say "Congratulations!" when someone graduates, has a birthday, or accomplishes something.
They cheer people up when they are sick or when someone dies. Sometimes, flowers may be given to say "I'm sorry," or "I'm thinking about you."
You can send the gift of flowers, even if you only have a sheet of paper and a pencil. When you draw a bouquet of flowers, you can make it as fancy as you want!
Did you know? Many flowers are also associated with symbolic meanings. They may relate to certain qualities or emotions. We'll talk about this flower symbolism or floriography below to help you decide which flowers to draw.
Do you fear that drawing realistic flowers is complicated? Don't worry! These flower drawing tutorials are great for beginners. Each one uses simple steps so you can follow along.
In each step, a few new lines or shapes are added. These are highlighted in blue.
Add the new blue lines to your drawing one by one, and soon you'll be growing your own paper garden!
“I’ll get you, my pretty!” In The Wizard of Oz, enchanted poppies lulled the heroes to sleep. This is fitting, as real-world poppies are used to represent the eternal sleep of death, remembrance of those lost, and consolation to the living.
Pinecones are the seed-bearing fruiting bodies of pine trees. The spikey brown shapes are often used in rustic decor. Did you know? The pine nuts are an essential ingredient in some fancy cookies and foods!
Cacti are fleshy plants that grow in dry places and deserts. They can store water in their tissues for later use. Some cactuses can even provide you with drinking water if you are lost in the desert. And that’s no mirage.
Wheat has been an essential foodstuff for millennia. It is used to make bread and it is an ingredient in many other foods. Some people cannot eat wheat because of a component called gluten. Use this drawing to mark which foods are gluten-free and which ones are not.
Poinsettias are often associated with the winter holidays, but did you know? They are actually tropical plants. They grow wild in places like Mexico. The red “flower” is not a flower at all - it is actually a grouping of brightly colored leaves.
Holly is a spiky evergreen plant with red berries. Today, it is often associated with Christmas and winter. This is related to the Druid custom of hanging the plants in homes to bring good luck and protect the inhabitants, as they thought they had magical powers.
Tulips originated in Asia, but now can be found around the world. They grow from an onion-like bulb, the plant disappearing and returning each year. In the past, tulips were so valuable in some places that the bulbs were used like money!
Hydrangea bushes are native to Asia and the Americas. They symbolize abundance, gratitude, and beauty. Did you know? The colors of some hydrangea flowers changed depending on the soil you plant them in!
Venus flytraps are unique carnivorous plants. When an insect lands on the mouth-like leaves, they snap shut, trapping the bug inside. Interestingly, these oddities are native only to North and South Carolina in the United States.
The bleeding heart flower has unique hanging blossoms that look like a broken heart leaking drops of blood. Sometimes, they represent romance and passionate love, at other times broken heartedness and unrequited love.