I love sunflowers, they are such happy plants!
Drawing them can be fun & easy, use these directions. Also: here are some fun facts about these gorgeous flowers.
- Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is one of the few crop species that originated in North America (most originated in the fertile crescent, Asia or South or Central America). read more: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/afcm/sunflower.html
- While the vibrant, strong sunflower is a recognized worldwide for its beauty, it is also an important source of food. Sunflower oil is a valued and healthy vegetable oil and sunflower seeds are enjoyed as a healthy, tasty snack and nutritious ingredient to many foods. See more: http://www.sunflowernsa.com/all-about/
- Most sunflowers are remarkably tough and easy to grow as long as the soil is not waterlogged. Most are heat- and drought-tolerant. They make excellent cut flowers and many are attractive to bees and birds. Read more: http://www.almanac.com/plant/sunflowers
Once again beautifully executed Rose. Do you use markers or colour in Photoshop?
I like the way you layer colours. Reminds me of the way I was taught to markup visuals and overlays.
Thanks. I throw it into Photoshop just to clean up a little bit, after I paint with Windsor Newton Watercolors.
Wow, boy do I remember the days of doing layouts with markers like that…back in the ’70s. Now with everyone having computers…those days are long gone…maybe unfortunately gone. 🙂
I personally love the experience of brushing watercolor paint on a piece of watercolor (or Bristol) paper.
I love Prismacolor Colored Pencils also, and sometimes I’ll go back in a spice things up with them. Thanks, again.
Help me if I have overlooked this, but do you have a book available with all of these drawing lessons in it? I know my daughter would love it.
Actually, the 2nd volume is in production right now. So, not all of the lessons that are on the blog are available right now.
Here is where you can get a copy of the first volume of The Draw Book(& the 2nd one in a few more weeks).
Sunflowers are a running joke between my mother-in-law and I as she has never like the plant; but I think she would fall in love with them if she could just see your work. Even I, being extremely art- impaired, gained a glimmer of hope that I could actually draw a sunflower!
gosh u are so talented..i can’t draw to save my life…
You are too kind, BUT…just pick one of the lessons and start there. I can have you drawing in no time!!!
I love your website! My daughters are both very artistic (they didn’t get it from me!) Wish something like this would have been available when they were little. Your directions are so clear and would be easy to follow.
Thanks for stopping by, Pam.
I love your sunflower drawing. I am running a charity race in memory of my mum and we are making tshirts and I was wondering if you minded if I used your sunflower drawing on our tops. No worries if not.
Florence, There are copyright issues unfortunately. But, with that said: you could always follow the step-by-steps and draw your own. It would probably be more fun and more personal that way anyway. Thank you for asking.
I hope that all goes well with your charity race. I’m sure your mum will be proud & honored.
Be well & blessed, -Rose