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How to draw a lily of the valley? Lilies of the valley: pencil and watercolor drawing

How to draw pencil and lily of the valley watercolor.

You can draw a lily of the valley with a simple pencil, watercolor, or use gouache. Learning to draw, and especially delicate colors, relieve stress and inspire the creation of a series of floral drawings.

And if your child approaches you and asks to draw flowers with him, then you will be interested in something. After all, the process of drawing flowers is exciting for both adults and children.

The main thing is not to start with too complex drawings. Try to start by drawing in a graphic technique. Work on the clarity and accuracy of the lines. See how realistic the painted buds look

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Lilies of the valley: pencil drawing in stages

Performing a monochrome drawing is the best way to learn how to draw lilies of the valley. It will not take a lot of time to draw all the details on the leaves and buds. The picture uses a single color - green

Look at a bouquet of lilies of the valley and study the shape of the leaves.

Wide lily of the valley leaves

Try to transfer to paper the image of a single lily of the valley bush. If everything works out, start drawing a bouquet.

To draw lily of the valley with a pencil, you should buy special paper for graphics. Watercolor paper is not designed for such a pattern.

Stages of drawing a lily of the valley

First stage

  • Begin the drawing with the outline of the future borders of the image: draw horizontal and vertical lines forming a cross. Inside it, then you will draw lilies of the valley.
  • Next, you need to work on drawing a branch of lily of the valley. Without pressing hard on the pencil (just touching the paper lightly), outline 3 arched lines with a slight slope in one of the sides. These are future stems on which the buds will be depicted.
  • One of the lines is gradually thickened, narrowing up.

Stage Two:

  • We start to draw leaves. There should be two of them. Leaves should fill the previously drawn rectangle-cross. We place them in different places, changing the size, bending and avoiding symmetry.
  • We draw two more lines, remembering that the shape of the leaves of the lilies of the valley has an elliptical shape: on top they are narrowed. Lily of the valley bush is leaves and buds on arched pedicels. We divide each leaf into two halves with an arched line. Add veins. There should be a lot of them.
  • We turn to the stems again. We had two lines left that should be drawn more carefully. We thicken the lines up, making them look like stems.

Stage Three:

  • Let's start drawing the buds. We outline the circles where the flowers will be located on the stem.
  • How to draw buds? On the bottom side of the future flower we draw a wave-like line - a bell skirt.
  • There can be 3 or four cloves on the buds. On each side, the edge of the wave-like line is lifted up. Inflorescences should resemble lantern sleeves. It is better to direct them in different directions.
  • Draw with a few strokes the area inside the buds. Each bell is attached to the stem by small lines-processes. At the top of each stem, you can draw tiny unblown buds.

With the preparation of a sketch of a lily of the valley, we coped. It remains only to erase all auxiliary and unsuccessful lines with an eraser.

Stage Five:

  • Next we need soft pencils. We will add volume to the bush of lily of the valley and make them more realistic. We outline the shadows on the underside of the leaves.
  • Add shadows with a soft pencil and inside each bell-bud. You can cross-hatch or simply hatch diagonally with short lines.
  • It was the turn to do partial shade. To do this, use a hard pencil. The lightest sections of the lily of the valley are left unpainted.
  • If you draw a bush of lilies of the valley with black ink, then volume and partial shade are given, observing the same principle. The most shaded areas are painted black, and the illuminated areas with lighter tones, gradually moving to areas that may not be covered with mascara.

You can draw a bouquet of lilies of the valley and so Or so

You can draw with colored pencils. To do this, draw a sketch of the lily of the valley bush, following the same sequence as when drawing with a simple pencil

Colored pencils are drawn in the same sequence.

And then everything is simple: we colorize the foliage with a bright green color, adding yellow and blue, we mark the edges of the bells with a light blue pencil

Green leaves Shadow drawing

Shadows should be drawn in blue. Using a napkin or cotton swab, shade the shaded areas. You can enhance the effect by brushing over the darkest areas. Three-dimensionality of the picture will be given by drawing the outer borders of the picture in some places stronger and brighter

Finished drawing

We study darker areas with pencils darker. If the inflorescence ends with berries, then we color them with orange or red. Add shadows and penumbra again.

Lily of the valley drawing for children

With children, the drawing of a lily of the valley bush can be done differently. Having shown diligence and attentiveness, children will be able to get a beautiful and correct pattern, which can be presented to mom or grandmother as a result.

Children's drawings with lilies of the valley can decorate the wall at school. Then she will delight the eye in the winter and remind you of warm summer days

Children can be invited to outline a bouquet of lily of the valley. You should not draw a lot of leaves: in nature, 3-4 leaves are kept on one stalk. It is worth explaining to the guys that the flower of the lily of the valley is a cup. It has a curved wavy edge.

On one branch of a lily of the valley there are about 10 bluebells-flowers. They may be open, or they may look like unripened tiny buds. Closer to the top of the stem of the lily of the valley, the bells are smaller

Buttons are circles Drawing bells Completion of drawing

It will be much easier for children to make a stylized drawing of one sprig of lily of the valley

  • draw a leaf with a bend
  • add inflorescence to the leaf: draw another curved line
  • we start drawing the lily of the valley bells by holding the upper arcs. Draw the bottom edge of each bell wavy
  • add arched short lines again, connecting the bells to the stem
  • on a leaf we draw veins with lines at an angle. Such a picture can be left unpainted, or use the same green and blue colored pencils

Lilies of the valley drawings in watercolor

The watercolor drawing of the lily of the valley bush allows you to convey all the tenderness, lightness and weightlessness of the plant

It is better to draw on a sheet of watercolor paper: it has a dense structure and therefore does not deteriorate when interacting with water. Plain paper may become softer and the picture will look messy.

Before starting drawing, the sheet must be fixed with tape on the edges. It is advisable that the tape be glued in even lines. At the end of the work, the area glued with duct tape will act as a frame

Fastening the sheet with tape

First, draw a sketch of a bouquet of lilies of the valley with a simple pencil. Remember that long and wide leaves taper up

  • We draw the lines by touching the paper easily: thick lines will be difficult to erase, and when coating the paper with ink they will still be visible
  • When drawing with watercolors, the main thing is not to overdo it when applying the paint layer. By diluting the watercolor with water and applying the technique dry, you can achieve transparent airy tones.
  • Leaves should be painted using the wet technique: apply colorful layers of light yellow and green watercolors to the water-filled area. In some shaded places add blue. We use a mixture of blue and purple colors
  • Dry technique consists in layer-by-layer application of paints to a specific area of ​​the drawing. Only watercolor paper will let you do it for sure. Blue background around lilies of the valley
  • Water should not fall beyond the boundaries of a sketch drawn in pencil. Otherwise, the pattern will flow and lose its clear outline.
  • Only the area moistened with water is stained
The process of drawing lilies of the valley with watercolor paints

To get a beautiful picture, you should use as many colors and their shades as possible, mixing paints on the palette. Remember how the flowers of a lily of the valley look in bright light: a mixture of many shades occurs

  • Shaded areas on the leaves may be bluish-green. The illuminated area may have patches of bright yellow. The bells of the plant are also not painted homogeneous white. In the shade, the flowers take on a cool blue or purple hue.
  • When the process of applying primary colors comes to an end, the drawing must be left for a while for complete drying. This process can be accelerated using a hairdryer.
  • At this stage, if mistakes were made or the paint fell outside the sketch, you can fix everything. To do this, wash off the paint with a stream of water
  • After the drawing has completely dried, it is the turn to apply the finishing touches: the color of the darkest areas deepens and small details are drawn
  • Easy to spray white paint on the drawing

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