If you have long dreamed of learning how to draw a dahlia, then this lesson is for you. The instruction contains only nine simple steps.
The inflorescence consists of many petals. All dahlias are brightly colored. The color of the petals can be different – white, pink, lilac, red, burgundy, yellow, orange. The bud can be one-color, or it can have petals of different shades, where there is a smooth transition from one color to another.
The main thing is to correctly draw the shape of the petal, and then gradually increase the number of petals and make the bud more lush and voluminous. It will take some time, but the flower will look more realistic and you will be happy with the result.
- Coloring supplies
Time needed: 20 minutes.
How to Draw a Dahlia
- Draw the outline of the core.
Use a thin, uneven line to draw a contour.
- Depict the core of the bud.
Using short lines draw the smallest petals in the center of the flower.
- Add the next row of petals.
Around the core, draw the row of petals of the same shape as in the example.
- Depict another row of petals.
Add petals in a circle. Each flower should be larger than the previous one in the row.
- Sketch out petals.
Carefully depict the next row of petals.
- Draw the next row of petals.
Repeat the previous step and add petals around the edge of the bud.
- Add the bottom petals.
On one side of the bud, sketch out the bottom petals.
- Add details.
On the other side of the bud, draw the edges of the lowest petals.
- Color the drawing.
Use different shades of lilac. Make the inner part of each petal darker, and the outer part lighter.
Finally, I suggest you download a PDF file with a short version of the lesson. Thanks to this, you can repeat the lesson at any convenient time, even if you do not have access to the Internet.