Vine plants are unique for their versatile ability to climb. They can cover walls, fences, and trellises, providing irresistible aesthetic beauty.
While green vine plants are visible everywhere, have you ever seen their flowers?
Like others, vine flowers can vary widely in appearance depending on the species or variety. Some may have simple, five-petal shapes, while others may be more complex, with multiple layers of petals. Some vine flowers are tubular, while others are open-faced.
When you dive into this guide on how to draw vine flowers, you’ll draw and color delicate blossoms adorned with small five-petaled wonders that emerge from the slender vines and are accompanied by dainty leaves.
The tutorial is relatively easy since we’re using simple lines and shapes to create all the elements. As long as you look carefully and pay attention to details, you’re sure to master it perfectly.
Now, grab your pencil, and we’ll immediately start with the first step!
How To Draw Vines With Flowers – Step by Step Tutorial
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Step 1: Begin by sketching the vines. You should use thin, curving lines that start from the bottom and top of the canvas and extend in random, organic directions, creating two compositions of vines (as shown in the picture below).
Note that vines often have twisting qualities. So, you can incorporate gentle curves and bends.
Next, add short, small branches stemming from the main vines. These branches should also have slight curves. If you want an upgraded version, make them overlap with the main vine or other branches.
Step 2: Decide where your flowers are located along the vines. Consider the composition and balance of your drawing.
After that, sketch faint circles or oval shapes at these points for your flower outlines. Vary the size and shape of these outlines to create a natural look.
Step 3: Now, add the details to the flowers. Let’s experiment with some flowers first.
Start by drawing five petal shapes radiating outward from a central point in each flower. The petals might be diverse in shape and are not perfectly symmetrical, as this adds realism.
Here, you might draw petals in oval shapes and pointed tips for more giant flowers and those with rounded ends for smaller ones.
Step 4: Have you nailed the way? Then, continue adding more flowers to your drawing.
For flowers viewed from an angle, adjust the shape of the outline to represent the perspective. Some may appear with less than five petals if they are facing sideways. Adjust the petal shapes accordingly.
Step 5: Jumping to the leaves. Draw small leaves along the vines and branches. These leaves can have a simple, elongated oval shape. Vary the sizes of these leaves and place them at varying angles to create a natural, organic look.
Remember to change the direction of those leaves from the upside-down vines.
Step 6: Fill in your vines by adding extra layers of flowers and leaves. Keep varying the size, shape, and arrangement of these elements. Plus, you can make some leaves and flowers overlap to create visual interest.
Step 7: This drawing will elevate with this extra detail – the dewdrops. Add tiny circles outside the vines and branches to represent that they’re falling, creating an appealing effect. These circles can vary but should be much smaller than the flowers and leaves.
Step 8: Well, we’ve successfully mastered the pencil sketch. Let’s make it shine bright with your color palette.
Start by coloring the vines with shades of green. Consider using varying shades and strokes to give depth and texture to these vines.
Then, color the dewdrops with a light blue hue to simulate their glistening appearance.
Step 9: Vine flowers vary in colors. In this drawing, we’ll make them pink and purple – the two most popular hues. But feel free to choose different ones like orange, yellow, or even blue.
Have you got the colors of your choice? Then, apply the base color evenly within the flower outlines. Here, we color about half the amount of flowers pink.
Step 10: And color the rest purple.
Step 11: Once you’ve finished the base, add short lines of yellow or orange in the middle of the flowers to represent the pistils.
Step 12: Finally, color the leaves green, with darker shades at the base of each leaf, for shading and depth.
We were right about this tutorial on how to draw vine flowers, weren’t we? There are no difficult techniques here. You care about details, vary your strokes creatively, and you’ll conquer this journey amazingly.
Want an upgraded, challenging version? Well, we’ve got some ideas for you.
The first one is to expand the composition. It means you must create a more lush and vibrant scene; consider adding more vines to fill the canvas. In this case, experiment with different vine shapes, sizes, and growth patterns to create a rich, textured backdrop for your flowers.
Secondly, research various types of vine plants on the internet to find new sources of inspiration. Each vine species has unique characteristics, which you can incorporate into your drawings. Try drawing vines with different leaf shapes and flower colors. When drawing, follow our basic steps, yet vary them smoothly to suit your vines.
Or else, add texture to your drawing by emphasizing details like the veins in the leaves, the fine hairs on stems, or the delicate patterns on petals. These subtle details can make your artwork more visually engaging.
Remember, each of your strokes is an exploration of creativity, and there are countless ways to make your vine flower drawings unique and vibrant. Don’t be afraid to show yourself!