Apr 27, 2012

How to Draw a Dandelion

I wanted to use new gel pens in my art journal class, and some dandelion doodles got me experimenting. The trick is to draw them in a very orderly and symmetrical manner. I think my step-by-step process shown above will help even the young draw very round and delicate flowers.
1. Start with a light pencil circle drawing, possible from tracing a bottle or jar. Mine is 2" diam.
2. Using a pen, follow the steps shown above.
3. When complete, erase the circle guide line.


9 comments:

Karla said...

I love that! So cute! Makes me want to draw some, and I'm 44!

The Belly Dancer said...

This is awesome! I pinned it. Have an awesome weekend.

Eddie said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing!

TeachKidsArt said...

My 1st graders will LOVE this! Thanks for sharing it!!

Grayangi said...

Did this with white paint pens over a blue background (made by tearing tissue paper and using watery glue). Came out super cute. I like how this is such simple geometry and ruler skills but it comes out so detailed and complex looking. You broke it down into perfect steps. Thank you!

Nathaly said...

J'aime ! I love ! ,

Rikelle said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Great tutorial, thanks so much!
I would love to try this on fabric... What do you think?

Lasertek said...

Wow! This is great! Balance and symmetrical drawings really have a different appeal. This artwork is worth a try.