How to Draw Flowers

1. Find a meadow, garden or another place where flowers tend to grow.

2. Get there early in the morning or late in the evening when the light is slanted and magical.

3. Choose an especially fine flower subject by:

A. Spinning around until you’re dizzy and then choosing the first flower you can focus on clearly.

a.) This can be challenging and you may have to try hard to find the flower’s “good side.”

b.) You may fall on your subject.

B. Asking out loud “who wants a portrait done”
and then tell anyone interested to bobble back and forth.

a.) May not work on a windy day.

C. Finding a comfortable spot to sit in and
then locating a perfectly good subject right in front of you.

a.) This is my preferred way.

4. Watch out for honey bees. They are territorial about “their” flowers.

5. Watch out for honey bees but avoid Bumble Bees. They
hold a grudge and can remember who you are for several days.

6. Put your pencil to the paper and draw. It doesn’t matter
how you draw because, as you probably already know, the hardest part
of any art form is actually getting around to doing it.

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I'm an artist, author, and teaching artist. I've been writing about drawing on this website since 1999 and drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I love teaching others how to draw too.
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