Cherry blossoms, also known as sakura in Japan, are the vedette of our tutorial today. With their small to medium-sized flowers and rounded petals, they create a captivating sight in shades of pink, white, or even hints of red.
Before picking up your pencil and drawing, mark that cherry blossoms often bloom in clusters and notice how they are arranged on the branches. Thanks to this, you’ll be able to infuse your drawings with the intricate beauty and depth that cherry blossoms possess.
Observation is all yours; we’ll assist you the best with a detailed approach to creating a stunning piece of art. We’ll guide you through each phase, from sketching to coloring to shading. Follow it and let your creativity blow!
How to Draw Cherry Blossoms Flower – Step by Step Tutorial
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Take a moment to observe our sketch first to figure out what we’re going to do next.
Step 1: Begin by lightly sketching the main branch of the cherry blossom tree. Then, add a smaller, thinner branch that extends from the main branch.
Additional tip: To make it more natural-looking, keep the lines uneven and rough.
Step 2: Now, let’s sketch the first flower in the middle of the main branch. Remember that cherry blossoms typically have five delicate and thin petals. You can draw these petals lightly rounded. But here, we make it torn a bit at the top for a vibrant look.
Step 3: Based on the previous flower, sketch more and scatter them on the two branches.
Our picture below is just a reference. You might change their positions for creativity.
Step 4: Add some more flowers in different viewpoints for a better effect. Adjust the shape of each petal, making them look natural and varied. Some petals can be fully visible, while others can be partially hidden behind others.
Step 5: Besides fully blooming flowers, sketch small closed buds to elevate the look.
Buds are often rounded and may have a slightly pointed tip. In each bud, add an extra detail to mirror the sepal.
Step 6: Connect the bottom of flowers and buds to the branches using thin curved lines
Step 7: Carefully trace over the pencil lines. You’ve just got a formative sketch of your cherry blossoms drawing.
Step 8: It’s time to furnish your drawing with details.
- Identify the center of each cherry blossom in your drawing. From this point, extend thin, delicate lines outward. At the tip of each line, draw a small, round, or oval shape to represent the anther.
- Sketch small, curved lines on the surface of the buds to suggest the subtle folds of the petals within.
- Along the branches, lightly sketch short, irregular lines to represent the texture of the bark.
Step 9: Go over your drawing with firmer pencil strokes to define the final lines of all elements.
Step 10: The fun part of coloring is here. Start with a light pink base color for the flowers and a stronger pink hue for the buds.
Step 11: For the petals, use a slightly darker shade of pink or a touch of red to add depth and dimension.
Step 12: Color the sepal green.
Step 13: Choose a light brown or dark pink-brown color to represent the branches. Use long, flowing strokes to mimic the texture of the bark. Consider adding some subtle variations in tone to create a more realistic appearance.
As we reach the end of this cherry blossoms drawing tutorial, let us celebrate the beauty of creativity. The steps we’ve explored are merely a guiding path, but you have the freedom to adapt, modify, and add your own creative touches.
For example, feel empowered to experiment with colors that speak to your soul. Cherry flowers are often pictured with pink, red, and even yellow, but you can break the rule to give them a vibrant purple, dreamy blue, or even a rainbow of hues.
Happy drawing, and make the cherry flowers bloom on your canvas!