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.
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Step 1: Spiral
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
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
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
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.