Hello, fellow art lovers,
Today let’s draw some flowers that are in the Bloom Adult Coloring Book. I found this book on Amazon. In this drawing demonstration, we’ll focus on the page with the forget me not flowers.
This coloring book is full of beautiful drawings of 50 types of flowers. There is no author listed in this book but I do want to give full credit to this wonderful book:
This page is just inside the front cover:
Here are some of the drawings you’ll find in this book. I use this book as a reference book because the drawings are beautifully detailed.
Here is another glimpse of the drawings you’ll find in this Bloom Adult Coloring Book. This is the Wild Rose page:
HERE’S WHAT WE NEED FOR THIS DRAWING DEMONSTRATION:
Today, let’s focus on the forget me not flowers:
We can use any piece of paper and a pencil, pen, or marker. I’m using mixed media paper and an ultra-thin point permanent marker. You could use even use a black pen and regular printer paper. These items can be bought almost anywhere, even at some grocery stores.
The first thing we do is decide how our drawing will fit on the paper. We could make it smaller than the coloring book page or we could decide to draw just a part of the reference photo and make the flowers larger.
I’m going to do my drawing demonstration about the same size as the coloring book page but I’m going to add a small vase at the bottom of the stem.
If you want to watch this drawing demonstration on video, click on this image:
LET’S LOOK CLOSELY AT THE PETALS
They are somewhat round but they often come to a slight point. There are 5 petals on each flower. Each petal comes out from a center that has 5 sections and a middle circle.
In some places, we can see a corner of a petal folded over. And we see a flower drooping over and we almost see it from the side.
LET’S LOOK CLOSELY AT THE STEM
The stem is smooth with lines in it. Smaller stems branch off of the main stem and hold only one flower each.
Some of the flowers are in front of the stem, so the stem doesn’t show in these areas.
LET’S LOOK CLOSELY AT THE LEAVES
The leaves are very simple. Their edges are smooth. There is a prominent vein running down the center. There are lines coming out from the bases of the leaves and on their tips. The tips are somewhat rounded. There are 4 leaves in this reference drawing.
WE ARE NOT LOCKED INTO DRAWING EXACTLY WHAT WE SEE
Since this is a drawing demonstration, we are free to draw things as we want to.
I’m not going to draw this side branch with the flowers, and buds, but you can if you want to. I’m not even going to draw every flower on this branch. Just the ones that fit nicely into the drawing I want to create.
Don’t worry if your first drawing of these forget-me-nots does not come out the way you want it. Consider your first drawing a practice run. Redo the drawing as many times as you need to to get one that you like well enough to hang on your wall.
We can add color to our drawing, if we want to, with watercolor paint, colored pencils, or crayons, but I’m going to leave mine as just an ink drawing.
If you are going to add color with watercolor, make sure the ink you use is permanent and won’t run.
HERE IS ANOTHER ART TIP:
To improve your drawing skills, look over your drawing to see if there is anything you would change if you drew it again. Then make a new drawing with those changes.
When you see an artist make something beautiful look easy, most likely they have drawn or painted that subject many times. Each time they do it, it gets better and is easier for the artist to make it look really good and easy to draw.
To take this to the next level, you can develop memory drawing. Try to draw these forget-me-nots from memory, without looking at the reference photo at all. When you are done, compare your drawing with the reference photo to see if you forgot something. Drawing becomes more fun when you can just pick up a pencil and paper anywhere in the world and draw something as nice as these forget-me-nots from memory.
If you like these sorts of art tips, ask for my free ebook with 10 art tips and simple drawings you can do. Just go to the home page of my website at SkillfulArtists.com and request it or email me at Elaine@SkillfulArtists.com
THE BLOOM ADULT COLORING BOOK:
Again I want to give credit to the book where I found this reference photo. It’s Bloom Adult Coloring Book and I got it from Amazon.
LET’S SEE HOW OUR DRAWING LOOKS IN A FRAME:
I encourage you to work on your forget me not drawing until it’s something you like well enough to frame and hang on your wall. You can buy inexpensive frames to fit your paper, even at thrift stores.
If you drew these forget-me-nots with me, I invite you to post a picture of your drawing on my Facebook page:
If you like these types of drawing demonstrations, subscribe to my Skillful Artists YouTube channel to see more of my drawing tutorials.
I teach pencil drawings and ink and watercolor ink drawings. I also do art tip videos. So Most of these are created for people who want to learn to draw or who want to draw along with someone. It’s more fun that way.
So email me at Elaine@SkillfulArtists.com and let me know how your art journey is coming along.
Until then, dear art lover, keep drawing and I’ll see you in the drawing demonstration!