I recently stumbled upon an incredible pot plant drawing that caught my eye. Plant doodles have become quite a trend lately, and I can understand why. Whether you choose to draw a flower or a simple leaf, these doodles effortlessly add beauty to any page. Inspired by this, I decided to give it a try and create a step-by-step tutorial on drawing a pot plant. I believe you’ll enjoy it too!
The pot plant we’ll be drawing today has a small plant box/holder compared to the overall height of the plant. The stems are long, so it’s important to emphasize this aspect. Additionally, there are two smaller leaves at an angle, along with various other sizes of leaves that provide room for experimentation.
Steps for Drawing a Pot Plant
Start by drawing the plant pot. Angle two lines slightly towards the bottom and connect them with a curved line.
Draw the top of the pot by connecting the previous lines with a circular shape, leaving space for the stems.
Begin crafting the stems. You can either draw the lines from top to bottom, planning where the leaves will go, or start from here and work your way up. Either way, the drawing will come together soon.
Continue adding lines to create distance between the pot and leaves. Then, draw a curved line and add leaf details.
Create the top of the leaf with jagged lines, and consider adding lines inside the leaf for more detail.
Move on to the leaf on the right side. Follow the direction of the curved line and draw three rectangles of varying sizes and lengths to form the leaf.
Add the remaining leaves as depicted here, extending the stem in the middle to make the top leaf stand out. You can also make this leaf more curvy when drawing it.
To continue the drawing, add the other large leaf on the right. It’s helpful to draw the stem line first and then add the leaf. Notice the slight triangle shape at the bottom of the leaf, indicating its direction.
For the final step, draw another large-sized leaf. This time, create a curved shape to show that the bottom of the leaf is folded. These additional details make the drawing more interesting and close to the reference.
After completing the steps, you can color in the drawing. You can either use the same colors as the reference or choose your own. For the leaves, consider using at least two shades of green, one light and one dark. Darker shades work well for leaves in shadows or behind other leaves, while lighter shades suit leaves in the light. However, these coloring choices are optional.
Although drawing this pot plant requires attention to detail, it’s a great way to enhance your drawing skills. It challenges you to depict leaves facing different directions and varying in size, allowing for valuable learning experiences. The end result is truly rewarding, especially when you add color. The combination of red and green is visually captivating, making this drawing a delightful and creative activity.
What are your thoughts on this tutorial on how to draw a pot plant? We’d love to hear from you. Before I go, here are a few more easy drawing tutorials that both beginners and professionals will enjoy:
- How to Draw a Cactus Step by Step
- How to Draw a Cherry
- How to Draw a Maple Leaf