How to draw flowers?

Margret1x9July 25, 2003

I am not sure where to post this message...it has to do with a "craft" so thought I'd try here.

Does anyone know where I could find a book that would "teach" me how to draw flowers? I would like to paint them on flower pots. (I have checked the library and there was nothing available.) I do not have an art backgound so I would need something easy to follow.

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dldm1123(z9 Albany, LA)

You could try buying a book on flowers and just draw what you see. It's a whole lot easier to draw a flower by looking at a flower picture rather than trying to draw it from the actual flower itself. Drawing from the pic means you won't have to compensate for space & dimension. As far as painting a flower, there again you could try painting the colors as you see them on a pic. If that doesn't help there's something called One Stroke by Donna Dewberry. She sells books on flower painting techniques & in some places, classes are available. That's your best bet. It's quick to do hence the name One Stroke but it comes out looking wonderful. Try the website or look at WalMart in the craft section. Dana

    Bookmark   July 26, 2003 at 11:14AM
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Margret1x9

Great idea...sounds "easy"... thanks for your advice. I will try checking the craft section at Walmart for the Dewbery book.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2003 at 3:27PM
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garden_witch(z6a MI)

I have seen demonstrations on the "one-step-painting" and it does look very easy, something like "tole" painting, I think =) basically you load up your paint brush with dark and light shades of the same color, one shade on each side of the brush, and make curving strokes. The darker shade goes towards the inside of the petals and leaves, the light on the outside.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2003 at 10:17AM
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lynnem(5 Ohio)

Margaret,

Check your library for tole painting books. They should have these.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2003 at 7:46AM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Another source would be stained glass patterns. They are usually more simplified. Also some childrens coloring books will have flowers. Alos try flower clip art online
Penny

    Bookmark   August 16, 2003 at 10:42PM
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littleredhen(6)

I am not an artist, but can draw cartoony flowers! I just draw a circle, then make little tear drop shapes all around it, with the points of the tear drops pointing in towards the circle. Then simply draw a line down for a stem, and put a leaf on each side. Try it! Want to make a tulip?? Draw a capital "U", then start at the top left point of the u, and draw the letter "W", so that the far right point of the W, meets up with the right top point of the U. Sorry if it sounds confusing. You could also look up flower clip art on the net, then find what look to be simple flowers, and try to draw them.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2003 at 7:55PM
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momsgirl

hi our PBS STATION CARRIES DONNA DEWBERRY INSTRUCTION.I TAPE THOSE .then i can practice at my leisure.it is not a high price hobby and is really relaxing.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2004 at 10:31AM
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Monique_CA(z9 CA mothrlode)

If you need an outline on your project, copy your pattern using carbon paper.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2004 at 10:12PM
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madmom(z7Va)

This site has a little on flowers

http://drawsketch.about.com/cs/flowerdrawing/

    Bookmark   April 11, 2004 at 10:27AM
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