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Floral Illustration- Learn to draw Assorted Flowers- Ink Pen Sketching

teacher avatar Meenakshi Muthuraman, Artist and Illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Requirements

    • 3. Let's learn the Basics

    • 4. Echinacea Drawing

    • 5. Echinacea Pen Work

    • 6. Anemone- Drawing

    • 7. Anemone- Pen Work

    • 8. Tulips- Drawing

    • 9. Tulip- Pen Work

    • 10. Class project

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About This Class

In this class, I will teach you to draw beautiful assorted flowers using fine liner pens. We will be covering Echinacea, Anemone, and Tulips. Even though the drawing looks complicated, no prior knowledge is required. Don't worry! I will teach you right from the basics. If you want to do this for relaxation or even if you are an artist and want to enhance your skills, this class is for you. By the end of this class, I assure you that you will be able to sketch your own sunflower!

You will learn,

  • What Pens to use
  • How to get started
  • Stippling
  • Hatching and cross-hatching
  • Shading and textures with a pen


  • Ink Pens (I have used Sakura Pigma Micron Pens- 02, 01, 005)[Make sure you use good quality pens because its gonna have an impact on your work]
  • Good Quality Sketchbook [I've used an A6 sized sketchbook]

NOTE: If you would like to sketch a smaller flower or a larger one than mine, you should also change the pen sizes accordingly.

I have attached the reference photo to help you out.



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1. Welcome: So I was at a great subject for anyone who loves to draw. Hello, my name is Lina GM. Unnoticed and enlist Rita. I love to draw and paint flowers. I welcome you all to my class. In this class I'll teach you to draw sorted floaters, which includes steer lives and money. And akinesia had designed this class for beginners. So relearning from start to finish, it'll be learning how to draw off lava, useful reference for DOE. And the class also includes a lot of shading methods. It's going to be a super fun class. So if you think the slot is full, you will meet in the next lesson. Bye bye. 2. Requirements : Let's see the supplies you need to get started. You will need a drawing battle. Sketch your work. Use any good brand, but make sure they're sticking up. But for this project, I'm no to withdrawing tab instead of using growing cards, each one is all and the size I'm using is a six. Next check environmental were drawing pins for the whole project. Cardiges using to Prince goes to as 05 I am eating sakura, but you can use any drawing tens and you'll to patients that is most important for grabbing flies and we get started. 3. Let's learn the Basics: Now let's see the three techniques that we will use in this class. The 1st 1 is tippling. Stippling is nothing but adding tiny doors to enhance the value for work. For example, if you want at shadows wrapped more dogs, it looks so simple. But it is a very long technique. I mean, consumes a lot of time, and I find stippling to be relaxing and meditating. So that's all about stippling. Next technique is touching. Hatching is nothing but drawing lines to enhance the value to our work. For example, if you want to indicate shadows, you add more closely packed lines, and I find this technique to be really fun. Next technique is somewhat similar to hatching, just like watching you draw power lines to show value. Add Dagnall lines similarly to hatching. You can also change the space between the lines to please or decrease the death. So these are all the three techniques that we would be useful this class, but see the next lesson. But by 4. Echinacea Drawing: Let us start with akinesia and can find the reference below the video. Let's start by drawing slanting lines for this dam and then draw the center. Eight is kind of a semicircle. Now I'm drawing one most semicircle for the pedals. Use basic shapes to work with the design and draw as lightly as possible because we have to raise all the benzene months. Now, as for the center spot on drawing few more lines and clubs to help us draw. Joy all the lines to 1 at the bottom. And finally draw few more valid curves. Now let's do the beta's approximately that are about 13 to 15 petals enough lava. Draw few lines to help you understand why the bed does fall. You don't have to lay your petals just like it is in that effluence photo. Reference just as a guide and draw your own PEMDAS. Put some federals behind others so it has to not show, look. You don't have to be perfect because flowers are never perfect. The petals of the Black Eyed Susan's little bit similar to that of the day. These, if you are a big noted drawing, I think black eyed Susan's outrageous dot. As you can see, the betas that down the center BAD are white and the petals that are on the left side and the right side at thin. So drop accordingly. Draw a feud with did betters to give a natural loop. And draw few shot petals and Phew long. Just Galois the empty space. That's it. Finally, G2 lines for this pen. I'll see you in the next lesson where we will see so many good techniques do pen this flower. I'll see you then. Bye-bye. 5. Echinacea Pen Work: Now let us spend akinesia. I'm for this amusing micron pen of Saqqara of size 0 to always give takeout line and thin edges. Don't draw smoothly without giving any details. At few bends and goes and few ups and downs to give a realistic look. Do the same for the intact petals. Once you have done, let's do this damn. I'm using the same Fen 0-2. Finally, daughter galaxy or the devils. Now let's do the center. The center part is quite tricky. I'm using a pen upside 01. I can start pulling lines that at loads into the baton that we see that Ethan's photo. So draw these little dawn shapes, keeping the thread lines as your evidence. Keep the vote and dark as possible because I'd evidence photos like that. Dollar Dani shapes along the lines. And on the top make it dense by adding no dots and few commas. Just fill the gaps. When it comes to drawing lac I to, since everything is easy, exit the center part. The center part is also easy, but it is unlimited with tricky. But all you need is a little bit of observation and a lot of practice. We have almost down to stdout the dove this dense and the board Dennis doc and the middle part is less dense. We don't need any mopeds in months. So once the ink is dry, erase of all the pencil marks. As you can see, we have lines on the effectors. To bring this technique in our drawing, we'll be using a technique called hatching. And for this uses smallest vein you have, I'm using psychotropic mom like Dawn of sight legal 0-5. Hatching is nothing but drawing lines to add the details. You can increase or decrease the space between the lines to change the value. See I'm not backing the petals with a lot of lines. I wanna make the simple, so I'm just adding few lines. The basic ideas that you had to add lines to get the textures and you have to add more lines to give the shadows. You can also pass the petals with a lot of lines. It will be even amazing. Look. When it comes to hatching. It doesn't mean that you have to draw one of these straight lines. Lines can be straight lines or it can be caused with few ups and downs. For example, if you want to show that a better, thus bent down, you have to draw curves which is bent downwards so that it gives that effect. Similarly draw the petals. Now let's do this. Damn light is coming from the left hand side, so you have to add shadows on the right side. I'm using the same hatching technique to add the shadows, few valid lines. Now to enhance the values, I'm using another technique called cross hatching. It is nothing but drawing diagonal lines. Well, I'm not doing this for the beta's just woke you. And understand. With this we have completed akinesia. We will meet in the next lesson. Bye-bye. 6. Anemone- Drawing: No, I'm going to take you to the process off, how to draw and many step by step. We will start off by drawing three circles, one for the petals and two for the center and amusing a normal drawing pencil to draw the line. I'm drawing the first big circle for the petals. Make the drawing as light as possible because we have to raise the pencil marks, followed by that on drawing two tiny circles for the center part, this one on drawing novels for the Orange string and this one's for the green. As for the petals, we will start off by drawing three full petals that we see in our plans. Photo first, draw the lines to help you understand why the petals fall. Now I'm closely observing the reference photo and drawing the petters. I'm trying to make it as close as possible. Each animal knees has approximately 5 to 8 pedals. After you complete the full petals, then start drawing the were lapping ones, and money is the easiest off all flowers. When it comes to drawing, always start with the full petals and then go to the overlapping ones because it will give you an idea off rather petals before, after you complete the pedals, draw two lines for the stem wear completed, drawing the flubber else in the next lesson by 7. Anemone- Pen Work: Now let's draw you through the pens first will start off with the center and for this will be using the smallest off weapons video 05 for the statement, a musical step called Stippling. This dream path, which isn't send up. That's what we're doing right now. Bring us nothing but adding closely back dogs do add value and dimension to our work. The basic idea behind stippling is to add road dogs in the shadows, part on less dogs. In the highlight spot, I'm adding more dogs to work out of the circle to give a three dimensional effect and reduce the number of dots as you move towards the centre. I'm trying to make it as close as possible. Once you're done with deploying, let's do the anguish orange strings that comes out from the center. I'm drawing those few overs few regular shapes and few dots, destroy own shapes and complete that hold ring. Once you're done, draw the lines that final from the center you can see I'm just drawing lines that you will love each other tightly packed. What I like about animal is this day a center part. It has a lot of details on it is very eye catching. Once you've done the central started. Draw the petals for this amusing good up in off size. You don't do while outlining. Don't just drop plainly. Are you absent downs and curves to resemble the difference? Photo. Bensimon Access a guy. Why let Ben? I don't have to worry about anything. I'm just following the guy using the same thing. I'm drawing two lines for this game. Now let's get rid off for dispensing marks because it can be a little bit smudgy and hard to see when it comes to the shading part. No, I'm switching to a smaller size, you know. 57 Unusual technique. Old hatching, actually nothing but drawing lines to add values. I'm drawing lines to show the shape at the texture of the Bengals, I said. Already, the black eyed Susan listen. Catching doesn't mean that you have to draw straight lines you can get with Antone's on your lines based on the texture of the metal. For example, on this pain tell we have a small bend to give us texture in my drawing on bending the line , carefully observed the reference for do in shade accordingly, in the same way, complete the rest of the petals. Now imagine a few more details to the dog ends of the metals. Now she stand by, drawing through broken lines. Finally on stippling my stem as we have discussed already East plane. There's nothing about adding those to enhance the value. We assumed that the light is coming from the right hand side, and so we are adding shadows to the left. Finally stepped on the pedals. I am starting off by adding more dogs towards the center. On. As I move outwards, I'm using the number of dots, a few more dogs to the edge of the letters. Now I'm going to the second. This one is underneath another mental, so it obviously has a lot of shadows to add more dots. The planes are long closest, takes a lot of time, so you need patients to do this. If you think it is time consuming and you're not able to do this, then you can try out some techniques, like watching on doors hatching like what we did in the black guy. The basic idea is very simple. Right over the petals overlap at more shadows I mean, mood dots starting off from the centre at more dogs on as you move forward. Reviews and our thoughts similarly complete all the letters. I hope he understood how to draw this beautiful lover. I'll see in the next lesson that we do that to lives by. 8. Tulips- Drawing: fine and let's do the do lips. The reference photo that I'm using is likely to head towards the left, so I'll be drawing the world's left. Use a normal pencil draw start off by drawing a line, which is like it was left on the talk. I'm drawing an old shape, followed by a cup shape of the booth. These basic shapes will help us to get the basic idea and now enjoying the stem, which is a little bit right at the top. Now let's do the petals. Find that will shape to make it move it like I'm starting off by drawing this. Why, Right after that, I'm drawing this left one. The tip off the pedal should be the lower part of the world reference and make it as close as possible. And now I'm drawing center. When it comes to the two lives, the bulls have three pedals and three samples. But since the samples are most same size and shape as the federal fuel, it appears to have six petals, and it lasted for machine like a bubble. So when you draw, just keep this in mind. Tulips have six pedals. That's it now that's dropping brains to understand the direction that depended in this better. The veins are slightly curved downwards on or the dog. The appear to have a most a straight nine. Not exactly straight nine, but most street nine. I was just 10 more than more. These girls represents a static shoved up. It does, and when it comes to center, we have one big nine, which has a heavy texture. Similarly, draw the veins for the right better. It is just the same way we did the 1st 1 start off with drawing one center line. A Nazi group was a stem of Lord. And as for the center petals, Robbie shape events. With this, we have completed the drawing part. In the next lesson, Bad will complete the project by 9. Tulip- Pen Work: Now let's spend the deal it on for this amusing psychotropic micron friend off size too, just by no other pencil marks. I think you will not have any difficulties with that. Give some close to thousands of the flower gets some reality. Only continous practice will make your dot So please practice one for a week. But you don't have to be serious. Just take your pain and scribbled something that's enough. I'm gonna do a double blind that to show that rice Tim. No wonder as that rain in the middle of the battle. I am drawing a few broken lines and dots to get that strong fixed. Germer being one of the line, I am using the same thing I do now. Emerging center rains for the side, the same broken lines and dogs. Now let's do the days for this. Taken smallest pay me half. I amusing. Lose five unrolled side brings for the center draw lines off criticizes that panel from the center after this do the same thing the opposite direction. This is called hatching as we have this crystal Gery Hatchell starting but drawing lines to last values on and this is the fastest off all techniques. No automatic mode eating useful broken line got Now do the same of the left side. As for the two lives, the letters playing important truth, these lines in the petals moving away that shows the directions of the metal. Now I'm drawing a line between the two lines that were going to be drawn. Next. Let's do the side pictures way have already drawn the direction of the grains in the pedals . Use a pencil marks. He's the benzene monsters, the guys and draw the rings. We have already discussed in a previous lesson. Have to give text just to the petals. The fourth in the shed. By drawing the course, the veins are gonna be morning. Woke up as he moved, was sent up. Now, after drawing the basic shape of the rains at small small lines, broken line that connects from the top to the center, these more small lines give a natural look to up our similarly do the left pedal. One tearing Destroy basil for the pencil marks. We don't need them anymore. Now do the rest of the three petals. This part is gonna have more shadow. So I'm adding long time. This one is also like on the need. So it is also gonna have more shadows. Nama minding your lines to the center. We have almost petters. Now let's do the same. I'm doing the same patching picnic. The light is coming from the left, so I'm adding more shadows to the right Nava madding bagman lines. And this process is called straw catching as the cost with you can start for causing you to the next step. I'm gonna step with the bottom part to make it through Doc, I'm just adding more and more dogs will see back dogs. But if you prefer not to do this then of course, Just give this. Um Adding more dogs by the petals overlaps a multi fighting dogs around the center mainly most of our daughters over the ends of the side pictures also, but I'm just gonna keep it many months. True up cities, a number of dots I'm adding more. Dostie was the right color because it's gonna have a lot of shadows. So I think you can not understand. Using all these little is of techniques to get this beautiful tree damage look Similarly, do the left dogs to the end and walk reviews a number of dogs. So that's all for this class. Please, family. Two more minutes to discuss the class project. I'll see you there by 10. Class project: we have come to the end and I hope you enjoy the class. If you have any doubts off back on this class, please do let me know I will get back to you. As for the project, by other techniques we learned in the class Instead of drawing the same clubbers we discussed in the class, try out different levels like course most and Daisy you can use dipping or hatching or a combination of food. Thes up your examples have used the same technique for these levels. Last off All did not forget the posted project. I would love to see them so happy to have you in my class by