116- How to Draw a Lily

For this mini-lesson, I’ll show you how to draw a stunning Stargazer Lily from start to finish. I’ll be using gray-toned paper, a range of graphite pencils and white charcoal. You’ll also want to have a kneaded eraser and a sheet of tracing paper to place under your hand. I start out by making some reference marks so that I place the entire image right where I want it on the page. Then I determine the basic shape of the flower – a cone. I lightly sketched the cone and ellipse, then used a contour construction method to draw the petals and leaves. Now comes the fun part of rendering the flower using tones of graphite and white charcoal. I decided to let some of the flower vignettes for a traditional look. I hope you enjoy this demo. Take a look at my drawing workshop for a full explanation of seven construction methods that will allow you to draw anything realistically!

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