Learn to draw Flowers: French Marigold + Madagascar Periwinkle | Meenakshi Muthuraman | Skillshare

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Learn to draw Flowers: French Marigold + Madagascar Periwinkle

teacher avatar Meenakshi Muthuraman, Artist and Illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Requirements

    • 3. French Marigold- Drawing

    • 4. French Marigold- Pen Work (Part 1)

    • 5. French Marigold- Pen Work (Part 2)

    • 6. Madagascar Periwinkle- Drawing

    • 7. Madagascar Periwinkle- Pen Work

    • 8. Class Project

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About This Class

In this short class, I will teach you to draw assorted flowers using fine liner pens. 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 project :)

You will learn,

  • What Pens to use
  • Breaking down a flower into basic shapes
  • Drawing the flowers and the details
  • How to Shade and add texture
  • How to start your own project

Flowers Covered:

  • French Marigold
  • Madagascar Periwinkle


  • Micron Pens (I have used Sakura Pigma Micron Pens- 03, 003, 01)
  • Good Quality Sketchbook [ I've used an A4 sized Drawing paper- 120 gsm ]

I have attached the reference photo to help you out.



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Meenakshi Muthuraman

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1. Introduction : Hello, my name is mean OK sheet, UH, Manoa, artist and illustrator. I love to draw and paint Club was. I welcome you all to my class. In today's class, I'll be cheated, drove French Batty goal and Madagascar periwinkle, which is also called the Yani my knees. I have designed this class for beginners. So you'll be learning right from the basics. You will be double the flowers from basic sheets. How do add x Joe's, how to add the Dane. So and so. The clause also includes various drawing techniques like hatching and crosshatching. This class will help you draw even more fabulous. So if you think this class is for you, we will meet in the next lesson. Bye. 2. Requirements : Let us take a look on the requirements for the class. Grab your drawing pins. Any good brand will do. As for me, I'll be using Sakura Pigma Micron of sizes 0, 1, 0, 3 and 0, 3. You will need a sketchbook or a drawing paper. I'm using a full-size sketchbook of 120 GSM. This is something which I use all thin-film, a regular drawing. You will also need a drawing pencil and an eraser to help you draw an outline. Last but not the least, you need a good reference to get started. If the gland is available in your location, I would suggest you to use a real plant. If not, you can make use of the reference photos that you can find below the video. Grab your supplies and let's get started. 3. French Marigold- Drawing: In this lesson, I'll be cheated, draw French marigold. Before moving on to the lesson, this is the reference photo will be using for today's class. You can find it below the video. As you can see, the flower has a slight over cheap. So I start by drawing an oval. Use your drawing pens and so you can always go back and correct it. Benign may do ballet lines for the stem. Bronchi and draw tiny leaves. Leaves on either side of the balance. Makes an overlapping leaves for an organic look. Similarly, I do leaves on the other side. Once you're done with the leaves, let us get back to the flower by observing the references dot v mocking the center point. Then I have drawn full circles around the center to position the petals. We will complete drawing the petals over they know circles Lita. Now let us draw better. So with the third row of circles, I just draw a C-shaped better. So although the middle draw a point to notice that the petals which are on the sides will have less width due to perspective, change the direction of the petals as you move towards the sites. I finished the store petals by completing the top ones. We want to draw the next row of petals. On the top end of the puddle gives some ups and downs. And this layer of petals is going to be larger than the previous layer. Likewise, continue adding Munoz. As you move out the size, I'm going to get larger and larger. This is going to be my last layer. As you can see the center, but as it last row of petals without a proper shape has four now might create some regular patterns or the center. Now we complete the second layer with tiny petals or lower the row. Observe how I draw the side petals. That's all we have completed. The flower. I finished off by making the stem draw it on top. In the next lesson, I'll teach you to pin the drawing. Buh-bye. 4. French Marigold- Pen Work (Part 1): I use Sakura Pigma, Mike, Laurel, size 0, 1 to pin the drawing. Now think much of explanation is needed in the spot. Just go with the pencil marks. Take your time and relax and enjoy the process. Give some ups and downs on the leaves for an organic look. Draw the magic for the leaves. Complete drawing or the leaves. Now we move on to bend the flowers starting from the second row of petals. Just draw with the pencil marks with some ups and downs on the top part of the pedals for an organic look. Now we have given the outline for the entire law, y, x at the middle part. Before moving into the center, let me raise up all the pencil marks. Make sure your ink is dry. Now for the center, but I do some irregular better like shapes overlapping. With this, we have completed the basic drawing of the French Maddie goal. In the next lesson, I'll teach you just shade the flower. Buh-bye. 5. French Marigold- Pen Work (Part 2): For the shading pot, I'm using the smallest Beta hat, 0, 3 of Pigma Micron. As you can see, the dip of the petals have a lot of shadows. So I'm making small pilot lines on top of each petal. This is called as hatching. Hatching is nothing but adding parallel lines to create depth and dimension. Keep adding these tiny lines for the petals. I also draw some broken lines on top of some petals to create variations. Instead of charging, you can also try other methods like stippling value, create dots to represent shadows and depth. Using the same technique, shade or the better. Once you're done with the flower, Let's move on to shape his damn, I'm using my same drawing painted size 03. And I create slanting lines on one side of the stem. We do this to represent the shadows. The light is coming from the other end. So we have shadow in this bot. To create more depth, I use another technique called cross hatching. In this technique, we draw a diagonal lines which overlaps the previously drawn lines. Next, let us move on to the leaves. If you really want to do something when the leaves, you can draw some lines to represent the veins. All you can just leave it as such. It is up to you. With this via completed drawing. The French radical will see you in the next lesson. Bye bye. 6. Madagascar Periwinkle- Drawing: Welcome back. In this lesson, I'll teach you to draw Madagascar periwinkle, which is commonly called Giuliani my please. I have this plant and may God didn't. I cut off a tweak to use as a reference. You can find some reference photos below the video can also make use of that. Using a masking tape, I say Kiama drawing paper. I have my reference on the left side. The twig faded to quickly as Laissez cut off from the plant. Somehow I'll try to manage with this. Start by drawing a slanting line for the stem. And I cut out that branch from this. I'm planning to add two flowers to my drawing. Why don't the side view and one on the front view? For the side view flower and giving an overall outline because of the perspective. And for the front view and doing a circle. Hope this is okay. Now let us mark the center for Buddhist flowers. When you observe it, you can see the flower has a very tiny center. So do a small circle on the center. And you can also see the flower has five petals. Mark the position of the petals by placing dots. The petals and narrow in the center and the abroad on top. It is more or less a triangular shape. Draw the petals along the dots, complete all the five. The dots really help us to pollution the petals in case we find it's still high. You can also make use of dotted lines. Next, let us draw the side view flower. Start by drawing a small oval on the center. Again, I use dots to position the petals. Since there are five petals, I made five dots on the outline. Again the petals and add on the Santa and they applaud on top and draw the petals along the oval shape that we have done before. We are done with the flowers. I also plan to add a small, but to my drawing. I first add a small stem in-between the two branches for the buck and make an oval shape on top. That's all for the byte. Let us move on to the leaves. As you can observe, the leaves of Madagascar periwinkle are large and draw it. I draw leaf shapes on either side of the stem. Draw some overlapping leaves for a nutshell, look. I also make some folded leaf, as they do know, start by drawing a normal leaf structure. Then do a carbon side, put a folded effect. Draw leaves a different angles for an even look. You said have fins, just observe the shape of flowers and leaves. So you need not copy exactly what standard absence gotta make your drawing even more bad. I finished my drawing with this last leaf. Draw. The main wins for the leaves. I make my stem even more complete. Before moving on to the next step that is absorbed the flower. And you can see us mod Boyd on top of each bed. Keeping this in mind, let us start to bend the drawing. And for this I use my Pigma Micron of size three. While drawing. Don't forget to make that small point on top of each petal. I'm just going over my pencil MAN to do the outline is like Ben. So this is a very easy step. Just sit back and relax and enjoy the process of drawing. You need ongoing exactly over the pencil marks, some ups and downs of fine. Just draw the outline for the entire week. Similarly dot outline for the leaves along with the main rings. Finally, I do the stem and complete the drawing. Get rid of the pencil marks. We don't need them anymore. Erase it after making shoving this completely dry. In the next lesson, I'll teach you to shade the leaves and the flowers. 7. Madagascar Periwinkle- Pen Work: I'm using the scene size or three of Pigma Micron to draw the veins of the leaves. Draw parallel lines on either side of the Madrid to do the veins. Draw these veins according to the direction of the lease. In this leaf, the first half folds out, whereas the other half is folded in Word. So on the folded part, draw the veins in the opposite direction. So that's how it works. Observe the structure of the leaf and draw accordingly. Similarly complete order leaves. Now let us move on to shade the flowers. And for this, I use the smallest Beta hat, 0, 3 of Pigma Micron. For the shading part, I use a technique called hatching, which is nothing but adding parallel lines to create by your depth. I draw broken lines from the center towards the broadened. Take one petal at a time. And again, these lines that according to the direction of petals, add more lines to the places where ever you want more depth, which means to add more lines to the shadow part. In my case, I want my center part to be dad, so I create more lines there. As you move out. And broken lines and dots. Likewise complete that. The two petals. After you do the petals complete the center by adding dots. This process is called stippling value. Create the values by adding dots. Similarly, let us shaded psi mu fly. Before you shave this, keep in mind to draw the hatching lines according to the direction of the Biddle. Draw some lines short and some long, did read some variations. In this case, the top part of the petal is bent outward. To create this effect, I draw down at the end of the hatching lines to be carved out. Similarly shaped the other petals according to the shape, direction, and structure. Now let us move on to shade the BOD, which is in-between the two flowers. First, I draw two lines to represent the closed petals. And they use this doubling method to create values which is to add dots. Let us move on to add values to the leaves. I'm using the same pin. Three of Pigma Micron. Draw a line starting from the Madrid was dotted line. Hold your pen at 45 degrees. Start from the center towards the end. As a finishing touch, I create a small broken lines on the outline. Move on to the next leaf. Draw the lines according to the direction of the veins. I create some broken lines. So the edges, in this case are the part of the leaf is bent outward. Draw the lines according to the direction of leaves. Now the lines are going to be outside and on the folded part that is going to be inside. Light. So similarly shade or the leaves? Yeah. Just drawing lines from the center. According to the direction of the lease. Lot of ado leaves over lambda is going to be a lot of shadows on the leaves. Like in these cases, to add new values that diagonal lines. And this process is called as cross hatching. Just because they use hatching to create values. It doesn't mean that you should always use hatching. One main reason why I chose hatchlings, because hatching technique and I created this class for beginners, so I thought it would be great for this. You can also try out other shading methods like linens, dribbling. It's totally up to you. Let us finally shade the stem to finish the drawing. Use the same pen. The job looking lines along one side of the stem, values, some shot and some long draw lines on the branches. Also. I draw cameras all over the other side to create more values. With this, we have completed drawing maybe gasket Betty wrinkle, which is also called this particular Yani. We will meet in the next lesson. Bye. 8. Class Project: We have come to the end of the class. I hope you enjoyed it, and I believe your flowers have turned out as Q does mine. As for your class projects search for a nice reference for DOT, or you can also use a real plant as a reference. You can make use of the Flint techniques we use in the class, stippling, hatching and crosshatching. And you can come up with your own version of Madagascar, periwinkle and French marigold. Don't be scared to take your pin if I can draw, believe me, you can also draw. No one is born an artist. Practice makes a man perfect. Also, don't forget to share your works like wait to see them. If you have any doubts in any part of the class, feel free to contact me and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Shy of feedback, it would help Vickrey beta classes in the future. And that's it. Thanks for taking my class. Buh-bye. Have a nice day.