Inside: How to Draw a Lilac in 5 Easy Steps.

Hi Artists. Today we are drawing a lilac!

Lilacs are some of my favorite flowers. They grow in bushes that can grow up to 6/7 feet tall. Their bushes are bright green and full of leaves a little smaller than the blossoms.

Lilacs smell wonderful in the spring and only last for a short time. Their colors can be pinks, purples, and whites, so there is plenty of room for you to choose which one(or all) you’d like to use.

If you don’t want to use one of these colors, don’t worry. You are the artist! You can choose whatever color your heart desires!

A lilac bloom is made up of smaller flowers. Drawing one accurately will depend on the shape and colors you chose. So let’s get into it.

How to draw a Lilac

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils or crayons, markers

  Artist tip: In order to make sure your drawing is in the center of the page and that you have enough room for it, it’s very important to know how much room you have.

To get a good idea of this, put your finger in the center of the page.

Then put a little dot in its place. It doesn’t have to be perfectly centered!

Supplies for drawing purple flowers

How to Draw a Lilac

Let’s get started:

1. First, draw the outline of the flower. This is a long triangle shape with rounded corners, a line for the stem, and space for the leaves.

This outline will not show in our final art, remember to draw lightly. 

How to outline a cone

Lilac blossom drawing

2. Start drawing the small blossoms, towards the middle bottom of the flower. Blossoms have 4 petals, the petals are pointed ovals. 

How to draw a flower blossom

3. Fill the whole triangle shape with blossoms

Spring flower sketching

4. Erase any of the outlines that are still visible.

How to outline a lilac flower

5. Now, for the best part, COLOR!

Add thickness to the stem.

Artist tip: remember to use several shades of the same color. 

How to color a lilac

Would you look at that, you have drawn a lilac. How exciting!

If you see anything in your work that you’d like to change, make a mental note of it and work on it the next time you go to draw one of these beautiful flowers.

Practice is the most important part of being an artist. That and having fun of course!

Would you like to learn how to draw some more flowers? How about drawing a Tulip or sketching a pink Peony?

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