Friday, April 15, 2011
How to Draw a Daffodil, a Skill Builder For The Young Artist.
Daffodils are a beautiful and bright spring flower and they inspire all of us. Do a few practice flowers on a cheep paper and then put together your own arrangement.
Draw the flowers lightly using a hard light pencil, you will want to switch to a darker one later on. Start with a circle and mark off 6 points for the star like flowers. One way is to make two triangles to help line up the marks evenly. There are many variety's of daffodils but this one has large diamond shaped petals. After you draw them in round them off. The center tube is just a hollow tube it is like looking down into a cup so shadow the top inside and the bottom outside, use an outward sweeping line . the center has a ruffle, draw an irregular pattern around the center. The daffodil has 3 or four blade like leaves draw them with a shadow on one side and light on the other. be sure to ads some texture on the ground and add a background.
These are very colorful flowers so try it in colored pencil or watercolor paint.