How to draw wildflowers with lavender, black eyed Susans, wild sweet peas and chicory flowers.
Wildflowers are everywhere! They are exactly what they say- Flowers that grow out in the wild.
They have become a part of many people’s aesthetics, which is wonderful! Wildflowers are simple and beautiful.
They tend to have small blossoms and lots of greenery. A few do have giant unusual blooms.
There are so many varieties and they vary from region to region. Biodiversity in action! Beautiful.
What are the wildflowers where you live?
Today we will draw a bouquet of a few kinds of Wildflowers. Feel free to find out which ones grow around you and add those in.
Supplies to draw a wildflower bouquet
Supplies you will want on hand to draw these pretty wildflowers
- Colored pencils or crayons
Artist tip: As with any drawing it’s important to recognize how much space you are working with.
To do this, point to the middle of your paper with your finger or pencil. This will tell your eyes how much space you have to draw in.
It does not have to be exact!
Let’s get started.
We are going to start with stem 1, Black-eyed Susan:
How to draw black Eyed Susans
1. Draw a triangle with rounded edges.
2. From this triangle draw 6 long pointed oval shapes off of it. These are the petals and they all aim downwards.
3. Each stem of this flower can have multiple blooms.
4. Leaves of this flower are simple, long thin ovals with a line down the middle.
5. To Color: Black/dark brown center with yellow petals.
How to draw Chicory
Now let’s add in a second wildflower stem, Chicory is a great choice.
1. These petals are triangles that meet in the middle.
The ends of the petals are jagged looking, and the center of the flower are small darker circles.
2. There are between 7-8 petals per flower.
3. Chicory has a long stem, it can have many flowers on it.
4. To color: petals are light blue/indigo, the center is a darker blue.
I added another Black-Eyed Susan to the bouquet, this time I had them front facing.
How to draw wild sweet peas
Now to fill out our wildflower bouquet lets put in a stem #3 – Wild Sweet Peas.
1. A simplified version of the Sweet Pea, looks like flower buds.
2. Wild Sweet Peas have many flowers on a stem.
3. Color: Deep pink towards the stem, pink on the outer edges.
How to draw lavender
Now to finish off learning how to draw wildflowers we will add in my favorite flower, Wild Lavender:
1. Stems of lavender contain many blossoms. Blossoms are teardrop shapes working their way up the stem with one settled on top.
2. Lavender is great for filling spaces in the bouquet. I added one on each side.
3. For Color: Lavender is usually a deep purple.
How to draw wildflowers in a bouquet
Where the stem lines meet up, add a ribbon to make this into a sweet wildflower bouquet.
This will look like curved rectangles stacked on each other across the stems.
To tie up your bouquet – draw in 2 long wavy rectangles for loose ribbons, a curved line at the top the ribbon for the knot.
The BEST part: COLOR!
Use any color you want, you are the artist!
Artists Tip: Remember using different shades of the same color will help your flower to look more realistic. (Lights & Shadows).
I thickened the stem area by adding more lines of greenery.
There you go… You’ve done it! Wildflowers!
Let’s see what else we can draw together…next time.