Learn to Draw Flowers: 6 Wildflowers You Need to Know

Isa Down, Artist, Educator, Author

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12 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Intro/Trailer

    • 2. Petal Shapes Overview

    • 3. Cosmos Flower

    • 4. Coneflower

    • 5. California Poppy

    • 6. Cornflower

    • 7. Queen Anne's Lace

    • 8. Aster

    • 9. Filler Foliage

    • 10. Sketching Layouts

    • 11. Final Project

    • 12. Wrap Up

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About This Class

Hi everyone! Isa here with Poppy and Gray Co. 

In this class, I’m going to show you how to illustrate 6 of my favorite wildflowers step-by-step, and at the end, we’ll work on a final project together that combines the flowers from the lessons into a gorgeous art print surrounding a quote. 

I’ve provided two different typography templates for this quote—so no lettering skills are needed! You can pick which layout you like the most, and print as many copies as you’d like.  You can turn your project into a gift (the holidays are coming up!) or for personal use. 

I love to draw wildflowers – they’re each so unique, and have such beautiful lines and character to them.  My favorite part?  Once you know a few basic wildflowers, you can create endless art pieces with them, from wildflower fields to bouquets to single flowers. 

Once you know these flowers, you can create any combination your heart desires, your personal use or gift options are endless!


  • Ink pen(s)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Printable template (optional)
  • Colored pencils, watercolor, markers, etc. (Optional, if you want to add color to your flowers)



I will show you my illustration techniques for  5 wildflowers.  While I will touch on shading techniques for creating light and shadow in your drawings, I will not go in depth.  If you are wanting to learn more about shading, check out my Shading 101 class.  For this class, I will assume you have these skills.

Once you know how to draw these 5 wildflowers, I will take you through my process for creating a cohesive and balanced layout.  For the final project, you can choose from two templates: a circular wreath template, or a template that you can use for bouquets or wildflower fields.  We will draw our new wildflowers onto the pages with text in a fun composition that will make a great gift!


Lesson 1: Petal Shapes

Lesson 2: Cosmos

Lesson 3: Coneflower

Lesson 4: California Poppy

Lesson 5: Cornflower

Lesson 6: Queen Anne's Lace

Lesson 7: Aster

Lesson 8: Final Foliage

Lesson 9: Sketching Layouts

Lesson 10: Final Project