Inside: How to draw a hydrangea – easy flower drawing tutorial

Hello Artists! Today we will be drawing a Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers. Did you know that they can change color depending on the kind of soil they’re in? Yep! Their such an amazing plant. They are popular choices for weddings and parties because of their natural bouquet shape and the beautiful varieties of colors that they can come in. This also makes them such a fun flower to draw!

A Hydrangea flower is actually a ball of many flowers so this drawing won’t be too tricky, but taking your time will make a big difference.

How to Draw a Hydrangea

Supplies You’ll Need:

When it comes to supplies, you don’t need to have the fanciest, most expensive ones to be able to create.

In fact, I’ve gotten some of my best results by using a dollar pack of colored pencils. It’s all about what you do with them, not how much you spent getting them.

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils or crayons or markers (watercolor is nice too!)

Supplies needed to draw flowers

How to Draw a Hydrangea Flower Head

Let’s get started:

Artist tip: point to the middle of your paper with your finger.

This will tell your eyes how much space you have to draw in.

It does not have to be exact! 

1. First, let’s make sure our paper is in the landscape position, which means sideways like a train. 

2. We are going to draw the area we want our Hydrangea to be in.

This is a guideline and will be erased eventually. Draw a big circle lightly in the middle of the paper.

Hydrangea flower head sketch

3. Next, draw your first little flower towards the bottom of the guideline circle.

The flowers have 4 petals and should be on the smaller side. 

how to draw flower blossoms on a head

4. Now, fill the whole circle with those little flowers, and try to keep them about the same size.

Sketching tiny flowers

How to draw leaves on the hydrangea

5. Next, add some leaves. Hydrangeas can grow to be a big bushes, so they have a few leaves per flower.

The leaves are oval with a pointed end.

Hydrangea leaves and stem

6. Now, COLOR!

Hydrangeas have a few common colors: pink, blue, violet, and even light green.

However, you are the artist and can color them any color you choose!

How to draw depth of field with color

Artist tip: to show depth add a few shades of the color you chose.

Outline the flowers if you start to lose them when you add color. 

coloring with depth of field

You could draw a whole garden of Hydrangeas, that would be lovely!

How to draw a Hydrangea step by step instructions

And Voila! You’ve created your very own hydrangea drawing.

You can redraw this time after time so you can color them with all of the colors that your heart desires.

After all, you are the artist, you can do anything! What about a light pink Hydrangea?

Or better yet…a RAINBOW hydrangea! Get creative with it. It’s your flower.

 Want to learn to draw some other varieties of flowers? How about a peony or a bouquet of wildflowers?

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