Flowers - Beautiful Botanicals Basic Shapes

Jane Snedden Peever, Illustrator and Digital Artist

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10 Videos (30m)
    • Trailer

    • Getting Started

    • Petal Shapes

    • Petal Sizes

    • Petal Fills

    • Center Fills

    • Combos Layers & Outlines

    • Rosette Flower

    • Freeform Sketching

    • Creating Your Project


About This Class


In this fun and easy design class, I will share with you how I draw my geometric style of flowers using my popular basic shapes method of drawing.  We will explore the many different varieties of flower designs we can create with just a few basic shapes.

Starting with petal shapes and then moving on to petal sizes, petal fills, center fills and then we will combine all these ideas to come up with layered flower styles.  We will also explore the fun to draw rosette flower design.

Our class project will be to take a square frame and fill it with our flower creations.  By the end of this class you will have more ideas than you can imagine for floral designs, all from very basic shapes.  

I provide you with step by step on how to use the shapes and each lesson has a corresponding worksheet for you to follow along.  I have provided the framework for your project as well as my own finished version of the project so that you can use it for inspiration.  


  • paper
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • pen
  • print out of downloads provided with class

My goal for this class is to share these simple techniques with you so that you too can create beautiful designs with just a pencil and paper and a few basic shapes.  Come on in and join the fun.  See you in class.

99 of 99 students recommendSee All

Jane's breakdown of shapes is fantastic for beginners. She really opens up our creative nature.
Great practice material and breakdown of basic shapes. Thanks for the worksheets!





Jane Snedden Peever

Illustrator and Digital Artist


Illustrator and Designer - The most beautiful designs start with the simplest ideas.

Throughout my years of designing and illustration, I have experienced the greatest joy from sharing my passion for art and encouraging others to explore creativity through simple drawing and design, both by hand and digitally.

I believe the first step to accomplishing your goals and dreams is to just start.  Jump in and learn as you go.  Allow yourself to make mistakes for those are the best lessons.  Don't judge your work, just do and then do it again and do it some more.  Watch it evolve and look back with awe in how far you have come because you chose to just start!  

My goal in my classes is to break the process down into simple techniques that everyone can try and then encourage and inspire students to keep experimenting and building on the ideas they have learned in my classes.  Practice and Patience are important with art, but even more important is to Enjoy the Process!  That is what it is all about.  Do what you love and love what you do.

Remember the most beautiful and detailed designs start with the simplest ideas.

Visit me at my website and blog to see more of my creative process

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Keep in touch with me by sharing your class inspired designs with me @jspcreate or #jspcreate.  I love seeing your creations and sharing in your daily creativity