I absolutely adore drawing and painting flowers! Today, I want to share a simple and fun tutorial on how to draw a sunflower step by step. Whether you’re an experienced artist or just starting out, this guide will help you create a beautiful sunflower illustration in your sketchbook. So grab your pen and paper, and let’s get started!
How to Draw a Sunflower Step by Step: A Photo Tutorial
Total Time: 15 minutes
- Begin by drawing a circle in the center of your page. This will serve as the starting point for your sunflower.
- To create the petals, doodle overlapping shapes around the circle. Be sure to make each petal unique by varying their sizes and shapes.
- For a more intricate look, use a pencil to draw additional layers of petals. This will add depth and complexity to your sunflower.
TIP: The advantage of using a pencil here is that you can easily sketch and overlap more petals to create a sunflower with multiple layers. Keep adding petals until you are satisfied with the overall appearance.
- Complete your sketch by drawing three leaves beneath the sunflower. Create slightly jagged edges for a more natural look and make sure the leaves overlap the stalk.
- If you wish, you can add color to your sunflower. Feel free to use pens, markers, or any coloring medium of your choice. I personally love using Dual Brush Pens for their vibrant colors.
TIP: When coloring the petals, add shadows to the layers beneath. This technique will give your sunflower a rich and full appearance.
Click here to download a printable guide for drawing a sunflower.
More Fun Drawing Tutorials
If you enjoyed drawing this sunflower, here are some other easy step by step tutorials for you to explore:
- Fish Drawing Step by Step
- How to Draw a Snowflake in 6 Easy Ways (includes a printable guide)
- 5 Ways to Draw a Bird (with a helpful worksheet)
- Easy Owl Drawing in 4 Steps (includes a video tutorial)
- How to Draw a Dog in 4 Easy Steps
- How to Draw a Butterfly Step by Step
Sunflower Reference Images
For this tutorial, I used three stunning images from the Unsplash website as my reference:
These images provided inspiration and guidance throughout the drawing process.
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial on how to draw a sunflower step by step. Sunflowers are a wonderful subject to draw, and they can be enjoyed in any season. So, grab your art supplies and unleash your creativity! Don’t forget to share your creations with me on social media using the hashtags #smithakatti and #sunflowerdrawing. I can’t wait to see what you create!
About the Author
Hi, I’m Smitha! I reside in Minnesota with my husband and two lovely daughters. You can always find me immersed in painting beautiful florals in my sketchbook. I have a deep passion for creating things by hand and capturing those moments through photography. To learn more about me and my artistic journey, click here.
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