This is method number 4 of the How to draw a Lily series.
It is taken from an old Russian art book I have. I already used a method from this book while doing a How to draw a Rose series.
It says that a basic form of the lily is a cone.
Its leaves has a form of a triangles and they grow outside the lily forming another half a cone.
The only question is why does this Lily have 5 and not 6 petals as it should?
This is "by the book" sketch. For some reason I didn't sketch the other two lilies that are on the page. No idea why I didn't. Oh, well...
And these are the referenced sketches. Shadows and all.
I can't say that I'm really satisfied with these. Especially the one on the right bottom.
When I did the shading I felt like I was more coloring than shading.
And that felt bad!!!
This is why in a very, very near future I'll start - and I know I've already said that - learn how to shade properly.
I hope you enjoyed this method and found it useful.
Feel free to share your thought on the matter.
Have a great day,