From early summer until the fall, lilies are one of the most-awaited flowers to bloom during these times. Did you know that each variety of lily symbolizes different meanings?
For instance, pink lilies represent femininity and admiration while the orange ones embody confidence and energy.
The stunning beauty and extreme popularity of lily flowers has made this subject a very highly-requested drawing tutorial.
Thus, we have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a lily, summed up in 9 quick and easy steps.
To make the entire process a lot easier for you, each instruction comes with an illustration that serves as your visual guide as you follow the steps one by one.
What’s more, all you need is a pen and paper and you’re all set to start drawing a beautiful lily flower!
Have fun and take advantage of your artistic skills!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw a Lily – Let’s get started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Draw the First Two Petals of the Lily
- Step 3 – Afterwards, Draw the Third Petal
- Step 4 – Now, Draw the Fourth Petal of the Lily
- Step 5 – Next, Create the Lily’s Fifth Petal
- Step 6 – Complete All Six Petals of the Lily
- Step 7 – Then, Draw the Stem and the Leaves
- Step 8 – Add Details and Patterns on the Lily
- Step 9 – Now, Create the Stamen of the Lily
- 4 More Ways To Make Your Lily Drawing Unique
- Your Lily Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw a Lily – Let’s get started!
Start by drawing an irregular standing oval shape with a slightly pointed bottom end.
This forms the first petal of the lily flower.
Step 2 – Draw the First Two Petals of the Lily
Draw a curved shape on the left side of the first petal we drew in the previous step. This forms the second petal of the lily.
Keep in mind that the upper portion of this petal should be touching the first petal we drew in the previous step.
Step 3 – Afterwards, Draw the Third Petal
Repeat the previous step on the opposite side to form the lily’s third petal. While this petal should have the same form as the previous one, don’t worry if they don’t look completely identical.
As long as it follows the same structure, there shouldn’t be a problem.
At this point, the three petals of the lily should now be complete.
Step 4 – Now, Draw the Fourth Petal of the Lily
Draw another petal right beside the one on the left side.
This forms the fourth petal of the lily flower.
Step 5 – Next, Create the Lily’s Fifth Petal
Repeat the previous step on the opposite side to form the fifth petal.
Though this petal and the previous one should have a similar structure, they don’t necessarily have to look completely identical.
Step 6 – Complete All Six Petals of the Lily
Draw a curve on the remaining blank space in the middle back portion of the flower. This forms the sixth—and the last—petal of the lily flower.
As you can see, all six petals of the lily are now complete.
Step 7 – Then, Draw the Stem and the Leaves
Moving forward to the other parts of the lily, proceed by drawing two parallel slightly curved lines underneath the petals. This forms the long, thin stem of the lily flower.
Afterwards, draw an irregular oval shape that is wide in the middle and tapers towards both ends on each side of the stem. This creates the leaves on the left and the right side of the stem.
Step 8 – Add Details and Patterns on the Lily
Draw a thin line stroke at the tip of each petal and on each leaf.
This adds texture on your flower, making it appear more realistic!
Step 9 – Now, Create the Stamen of the Lily
Draw five lines with round tips in the middle of the patels. This forms the stamen, which is the male structure of a lily flower. Don’t forget to add pitch-black shade on the stamen!
There you have it—you have successfully drawn a lily! Now, we’re finally in the most exciting step, which is choosing the colors and coloring the lily.
Lily flowers come in a wide range of vibrant colors, including but not limited to, white, yellow, pink, red, and orange. There are also some multi-colored lilies with more than one color.
You can choose to color the lily using its original colors or opt for a unique set of colors. We recommend doing the latter so you can customize the colors of your artwork and make the most out of your experience.
However you choose to color the lily, we’re sure the colors will turn out beautifully! Have fun playing with colors and watch as the lily ultimately comes to life!
4 More Ways To Make Your Lily Drawing Unique
Make your pretty lily sketch even more stunning with these 4 tips!
The only thing prettier than a lily would be a bunch of lilies, and that would be one idea for this lily drawing.
Once you have the hang of drawing the individual flower, you will be able to create a beautiful bunch!
Simply follow the steps of the guide again and change a few details to create the new flowers. These could include some of the flowers bending in the breeze or some slight variations in the petals and leaves.
Alternatively, you could surround this drawing of a lily with even more kinds of flowers for another idea. These could include a few more lilies but also some other flower species you love.
Whether it’s some roses, chrysanthemums or any other flower, you can create a stunning bunch of beautiful flowers. If you have a yard with some flowers growing in it, you can use those to help you out.
Otherwise, you could visit a park, botanical garden or maybe just look up flowers online for a few ideas. What flowers would you like to add?
There are other ways that you can make an awesome background for this lily sketch. Once you have added any flowers you may like, you can focus on the rest of the background.
This could include a garden setting with other plants, maybe a bench or even some pets relaxing. It’s up to you, and you can create your very own perfect garden setting using your imagination!
Finally, you can use colors and art tools to make this lily drawing look even more incredible. We covered a few ways to color it in the guide, but you can try out all sorts of materials and techniques.
We think that watercolor paints are perfect for a delicate flower such as the lily, but there are so many mediums you can mix and match.
You can also stick to typical lily colors, but also feel free to use any other colors you like!
Your Lily Drawing is Complete!
Hopefully, you enjoy this step-by-step lily drawing tutorial. If you had fun drawing a lily, then you might also be interested in drawing other kinds of flowers.
What kind of flower would you like to draw next? Let us know and we’ll do our best to curate our drawing tutorial for it.
Remember, all of our drawing tutorials are 100% free for you to use as learning materials during your drawing activities.
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Drawing a beautiful lily flower is an achievement, so you should be proud of yourself for completing a masterpiece.
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We can’t wait to see your colorful lily drawing!