This method was taken from EHow to draw lily flowers and presents to us a pretty simple way of drawing a Lily.
There are basically three steps to it:
- Since Lily has 6 petals you first draw a six pointed evenly divided asterisk to place your petals.
- After that you draw some narrow pointed petals around it.
- In the end add some long stamens coming from its center.
This is "by the book" result.
The first one is a front view, the second - from the side in a bouquet.
As you can see this sketch is just simple and schematic with zero details.
These are the attempts to draw from online references.
Here I've decided add some shading. As I promised before, I am going to learn how to apply shadows the "right" way, so it looks natural and not like plain pencil strokes. But here I just looked at the image in front of me and tried to copy it as carefully as I could.
These sketches are a bit more complicated that the above ones.
I thought that there was no reason for me to do one flower at a time and that I was brave enough to draw a stem with several lilies. And, of course, I've continued being brave and did some more shading on these. I think it is obvious from these sketches that I started to gain some confidence by applying bolder shadows. Even to me these Lilies look more realistic than the first ones I drew.
I must admit that I was surprised to see that drawing Lilies wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. I really enjoyed working on these.
And now, with that in mind I will continue to the next method.
I hope you enjoyed this method as much as I did.
Do share your thought on it here.
Have a great day,