Nature is full of many beautiful and incredible flowers to behold, and they can come in an almost infinite variety of colors, shapes and sizes.
Different people have their favorites, and the lily flower is one of the most popular of all of them.
It’s one of the most beautiful and elegant flowers of them all, and learning how to draw a lily flower can be just as fun as admiring a real one!
Drawing flowers can sometimes be harder than expected though, so you’ll want to read all the way through to the end of the guide.
We hope you enjoy recreating this classic and beloved flower in our step-by-step guide on how to draw a lily flower!
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- How to Draw A Lily Flower – Let’s Get Started!
How to Draw A Lily Flower – Let’s Get Started!
To begin this guide on how to draw a lily flower, we will start with the part of the flower known as the stamen.
These are some long, thin stalks that extend out from the center of the flower with pollen at the ends of them.
To do this, you may want to use a ruler to draw the stalks as they can get a bit fiddly to draw. We will be drawing six of these stamen, and they will all be of varying lengths.
You could replicate the lengths that we used in our reference image, but you could also change up the lengths if you wish!
Once you have drawn these stalks, you can then finish off by drawing the pollen at the ends of them by adding some rounded shapes.
Step 2 – Next, draw the petals of the flower
You have the central stamen of your lily flower drawing done now, so in this second step we shall start on the various petals for it. For now, we will focus on the petals and leaf on the right-hand side.
The petals of a lily are quite thin and curved, and you can draw the first one coming out from the center of the flower and curving downward.
Then you can add a curved line inside of that petal for some more detail.
There will then be another petal above that, and that will curve over to the back of the flower. Then, between them you can use another curved line for a leaf.
Then you can finish off the leaf with some vein details before it’s time for step 3!
Step 3 – Draw some more petals and leaves
In this third step of our guide on how to draw a lily flower, we will be adding more petals and leaves to the flower.
You can draw another of the ling petals in the center of the flower, and it will also flap to the back of the flower as shown in the reference image.
Then, we will be adding another petal beside that, and it will look very similar to the previous one.
Finally, add another leaf to close off this third part. There will be a space left at the bottom of it as we will have petals and leaves in front of it later.
Step 4 – Now, draw the front of the flower
It will be time to add some petals and leaves to the front of the lily flower drawing in this step. First, we will be drawing one on the left-hand side flopping down.
There will also be another leaf, but before we draw that we shall first add another petal to the front center of the flower.
This one will be thicker and flatter than the previous ones, and it will also have a line down the center of it.
Once that is done, we can move on to some final details in the next step!
Step 5 – Finish off your lily flower drawing
In this step of our guide on how to draw a lily flower, we will finish off with some final details. First, finish off by drawing one more leaf on the right-hand side of the lily flower.
Once you have drawn that leaf, you have finished all of the details in this guide!
Before you move on, now is your chance to show off how creative you can be by drawing your own cool details and elements.
You could draw some more lilies to go with this one, draw some more of your favorite flowers or draw some animals and other elements to go with it!
These are just a few of the ideas that you could try, but the sky is the limit!
Step 6 – Finish off your lily flower drawing with some color
This is the final part of your lily flower drawing, and this is where you can finish it off with some amazing colors!
A lily flower can come in many different colors and shades, and in our reference image we showed you just one way to color it in. This is just a suggestion, and you should go ahead and use any colors that you love to finish it off!
Once you know which colors you would like, then it’s just a matter of choosing which art mediums and tools you will use to complete it.
There are mediums like acrylic and colored pens that are nice and bright, but you could also go for more subdued ones like colored pencils and watercolors.
We will be looking forward to seeing what colors and mediums you use to finish off your artwork!
Your Lily Flower Drawing is Complete!
That will finish all of the details and colors in this guide! By breaking it down into some smaller more convenient steps, our aim was to make this an easy and fun drawing for you to take on. Hopefully we succeeded in this goal for you!
We also ran through a few ideas that you could go with to finish off the image. These ideas included adding some more flowers and objects, but this is your chance to show off your creativity!
When you’re ready for more drawing challenges, be sure to check out our website for more awesome drawing guides. Be sure to visit often because we keep uploading guides for you to enjoy!
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