To draw a basic flower, start with the center, add petals radiating out, sketch the stem and leaves, and color if desired. Drawing a flower takes roughly five minutes and requires paper, a pencil and an eraser. Colored pencils are optional.
- Draw the center
Starting about two-thirds of the way up from the bottom of the paper, draw a circle. This is the center of the flower and serves as the base for the petals.
- Sketch the first petals
Starting at the top, draw a long petal. Add another on the bottom side of the base. Add two petals radiating out on the sides. The sketch should resemble a plus sign with a circle in the center.
- Add more petals
Sketch four more petals, one each between the first petals.
- Draw the stem
Starting between the lower-most petals, draw a slightly curved line down. The line should finish near the bottom of the paper. If desired, double the line to make a thicker stem. Add a perpendicular line at the bottom to represent where the flower grows out from the ground.
- Sketch the leaves
Approximately one-third of the way down from the bottom petals, sketch a leaf shape. Move a little farther down, and sketch another leaf on the opposite side of the stem.
- Add details and color
Draw small lines in the center of each petal. Repeat this procedure for the leaves. If desired, color the flower.