February 04, 2012

How to draw a Tulip: Method 1

Hi all,

This is the first post of the How to draw a Tulip series and you are all welcome to join me on this journey.

Similar to the last month posts, when we learned How to draw a Rose, these posts will evolve from the easiest method to those more complicated ones. I'll be using both on and off line references for this purpose.

The first method is taken from How to draw cartoons, and it is, as it comes from the site's name, a cartoon tulip.

That's the result. No colors, no shadows. It took me 2 minutes to complete. A bit schematic, as usual, but still resembles the flower itself.

These sketches are from online references.

Well, obviously, this is a really simplified method, but even the simplest one can be useful in the beginning. Because Tulips don't really have three petals, they have six. But on the other hand, it all depends on the perspective. I have found some Tulips shots online that there are only three petals visible. And here they are.

I deliberately tried to find and sketch only those that have only three visible petals ignoring - for time being - others.
Of course, more sketches will follow these.

Hope you enjoyed this method and found it helpful.

Have a great day,