If you’re enchanted by the violet color, this tutorial on how to draw violet is uniquely for you.
In this creation, you not only capture the external beauty of violet but also tap into the symbolism and emotions it carries. Artists often use them to convey a wide range of emotions and contexts, from romance to inspiration to nostalgia.
No matter what you’re drawing violet for, it’ll invite you to observe and sketch its delicate beauty and vibrant colors.
In the following steps, we’ll guide you through every part of the violet, including blooms, leaves, stems, and buds. Follow our guide carefully and add any touch of creativity when needed.
How to Draw Violet Flowers – Step by Step Tutorial
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Step 1: Let’s start with the most crucial part of any plant – the stem.
Determine the length and position of the stem, keeping in mind where you want the violet flowers to be placed. Then, sketch the main stem of the violet using a slender, slightly curved line.
After that, add the branches by drawing straight or slightly curved lines radiating outward from the main stem and varying in length. Distribute them at the two sides of the main stem and with different angles to create a natural look.
Step 2: Now, sketch the first flower of this drawing. If you nail this one perfectly, the rest would be a piece of cake.
Determine the position of this flower. It should be at the top of a branch stem.
We’ll draw its stamens first, indicating the flower’s center. It’s a combination of three irregular small shapes that attach together (as shown in the reference picture).
Step 3: It’s noticeable that violet flowers typically have five petals, and the arrangement often includes a group of two petals and a group of three larger or smaller ones.
For this unique appearance, draw the first petal extending below the stamens. It’s like a heart-shaped petal that has a lightly pointy tip.
Step 4: Draw the remaining two petals to form a group of three. Due to the viewpoint, they should be slightly smaller than the middle petal and overlap.
Step 5: To complete the look, draw the upper petals that form the group of two. Make these petals slightly overlap with the previous group. They may have a shape similar to the other petals or appear somewhat more elongated and rounded on tips.
Step 6: That’s how a violet flower looks. Now, add two to three flowers in different positions. Feel free to adjust the size and direction of these flowers further to suit your artistic vision or composition preferences.
Step 7: To be honest, a violet drawing with three flowers in its front view looks quite boring. That’s why we’ll show you how to add a couple more with a side view to enhance the overall composition. It appears to be a bit tricky, yet the result is stunning.
Sketch the first petal, whose shape is similar to a hand fan yet with a more irregular edge.
Step 8: Note that the angle of your view will make the petals appear foreshortened, with some petals appearing larger and more curved while others are smaller and flatter.
Use the first petal as a base, and draw a pointy shape on its top to represent a petal that is hidden behind. Continue to add the next petal with similar strokes.
Fill the bloom with two other petals. Then, finish this flower with a partially hidden oval shape from the center.
Step 9: The existing flower is facing to the left. How about creating another facing to the right? For this one, varying the petals’ shapes and positions will help you earn a better effect.
Step 10: Flowers checked! Now, experiment with some buds to depict different stages of violet flowers, creating a timeless beauty.
At the top of the branch, draw a set of small pointed shapes to represent the sepals. Then, add a small, elongated oval or teardrop shape extending from the sepal’s base to create the violet bud.
You can suggest the presence of petals by drawing a subtle line or curve within the bud. Keep it light and delicate to give the impression of closed petals.
Step 11: We’re drawing leaves from this step. Let us show you how to sketch side-view leaves first.
Draw a curved line extending from the stem to represent the petiole. Then, develop this line outward further for the leaf’s central vein. After that, outline the leaf to form a curved shape with a pointed tip. Finally, refine the leaf’s edges to give it a serrated appearance.
Once you’ve finished on this leaf, add another one in the opposite direction.
Step 12: For the front-view leaf, draw a heart shape with a slight point at the tip. Then, refine its edges to make it appear irregular yet less serrated than the side-view ones.
Step 13: Add more leaves to your drawing, varying their sizes, shapes, angle views, directions, and more.
Additionally, draw thin, small leaves along the branches of flowers to complement the look.
Well, we’ve got all the pencil parts. Make sure you’ve had it polished for the following coloring section.
Step 14: Color the flowers first! Start by choosing a medium purple as your base color. Apply it evenly to the entire petals.
Step 15: Use a light lavender or white colored pencil or paint to highlight some parts of the flowers.
Step 16: In this step, use a dark purple pencil to draw fine lines radiating outward from the center of the violet flower. These lines represent the veins on the petals.
Step 17: The last touch of flowers: color the stamens yellow.
Step 18: Here, prepare a green palette for the rest. Start with a light green to trace over the stem and branches.
Step 19: Choose darker shades of green for the leaves and buds.
Step 20: Finally, add veins to the leaves using a slightly brighter green shade.
You might have had a challenging time conquering this drawing. Lots of parts and details might intimidate you. But trust us, you’ll find your skills much elevated after following this tutorial on how to draw violet.
With this masterpiece in hand, you can choose to display it, letting its vibrant colors and exquisite details adorn your living space.
Alternatively, you can share your art with the world, allowing it to inspire and delight others. How about turning it into a greeting card? A creative way to convey your love and feelings!