Introduction: Simple Spiral Blossom

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Each of these naive drawings started off as a simple spiral.

I can't draw so I created this type of flower to use when I need to embellish my craft or art works.

It's very easy, so follow me.

[Note]  I have delibrately left the drawing, as is, to show how to draw "casualy" till you get the look.
           Then you can neaten and generally clean up your image.

Step 1: Spiral

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TOOLS:    Pencil and Paper.

Draw a simple spiral in freehand, It can be quite "wobbly" it will be ok.

[Note]  I am using pens to show you, more clearly, how it's done.

Spiral shown here in Black.

Step 2: Add Curved Lines to Spiral

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Start at the centre of the same spiral, add curved connecting lines between the spirals "rings".

[Note]    If your aiming for a natural look don't make your lines too neat or regular.

Curved connecting lines shown here inorange.

Step 3: Add Petal Shapes

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Go over the same curved lines and add extra petal shapes.

[Note]    Make these lines smaller in the inner spiral and get bigger as you reach the outside spiral . Again don't be too neat or regular .

Petal shapes shown here inBlue.

Step 4: Try These Variations

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Try these variations:

- Start your spiral off-centre.
- Put a small spiral on top of a bud shape.
- Make the petal shapes bigger and looser.

[Note]   Soften the look. Make the lines blur, blend and overlap each other to develope the look your after.
              Use a pencil till you get the look and go over it in another medium, pens, crayon, etc.



Puzzledd (author)2011-05-10

This is really effective... I always struggle with rose drawings; I'll have to try this. Thanks for the ideas:)

craftyv (author)Puzzledd2011-05-10

Thanks for your comment. I didn't call them roses because I thought that would be too presumptious.

Puzzledd (author)craftyv2011-05-10

Oh, these are definitely rosy! Love them!

craftyv (author)Puzzledd2011-05-11

You made me smile, thank you.

happyjo (author)2011-05-19

Wow! These are beautiful! Roses are always really hard to draw and this makes it gorgeously simple!

craftyv (author)happyjo2011-05-29

Glad you enjoyed them. Go for it.

happyjo (author)craftyv2011-05-30

I will!!!!!

sunshiine (author)2011-05-13

You make it look so easy, Thanks for sharing.

craftyv (author)sunshiine2011-05-14

My pleasure. I draw every day but they tend to be very abstract. Please have a look at all my posts to see what I mean. (I mean the pictures posted amongst my comments and one of my Ibles. Art >.How colour affects your mood) . craftyv

sunshiine (author)craftyv2011-05-14


ChrysN (author)2011-05-09

They're lovely!

craftyv (author)ChrysN2011-05-09

Thank you very much. They are very basic as you see but I keep on having a go.

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