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.

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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.


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    12 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 4

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

    3 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 4

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

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

    2 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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