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How to Draw Bluebonnet Flowers

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Bluebonnet drawing

Bluebonnet drawing

It's Easy to Learn How to Draw a Bluebonnet Flower

If you're from Texas, you're familiar with the Texas State flower. There's nothing more Texas than coming across a large field of Bluebonnets!

It's almost spring in South Texas, and the first Bluebonnets have already started sprouting up. Everyone—even those folks who are not from Texas—love to see a field emblazoned with this pure, deep bluish purple hue. It is truly a vision of natural beauty.

Bluebonnets have inspired artists and painters from all parts of the globe. If you are an artist, or if you just want to learn how to draw Bluebonnet flowers, you're in the right place.

So, get your No.2 pencil and some paper—let's get started!

Step 1: Draw Two Curved Lines

Ready? This is going to be so easy, you won't believe it.

  • Start by drawing two vertical lines very close to one another.
  • Draw them slightly curved (as shown below).
  • This is the main stalk of the Bluebonnet flower.
Step 1

Step 1

Step 2: Start Drawing Petals at the Top

  • From the top of the stalk, begin by drawing some tiny petals.
  • These petals start small at the top and appear as small white leaves.
  • You'll notice when looking at a Bluebonnet closely, the petals grow larger and appear bluer in color further down the stalk.
Step 2

Step 2

Step 3: Draw More Larger Petals

  • These petals get larger as they grow out from the main stalk.
  • If you examine the individual shapes of these petals, they look sort of like elongated leaves.
  • Draw these elongated shapes larger and further from the center stalk as you work down the stalk as shown.
Step 3

Step 3

Step 4: Draw the Leaves

  • Once you have completed the petals on the upper part of the flower stalk, move down to the base.
  • Here is where the green leaves are located on the Bluebonnet flower.
  • Draw various-sized elongated shapes that resemble the shape of a hot dog.
Step 4

Step 4

Step 5: Finish the Leaves at the Base

  • The Bluebonnet flower has several of these leaves at the base of each plant.
  • As shown in the sketch to the right, draw a few of these leaves in groups at the base of the stalk.
Step 5

Step 5

Step 6: Add Shading to the Leaves and Petals

  • For the last step of this drawing, you will want to add some shading.
  • The green leaves at the bottom will likely appear darkest.
  • The tiny petals at the top of the Bluebonnet stalk are white. These petals have more color the further they are from the top of the stalk.
  • So, the darkest shading should appear on the lower petals and should get progressively lighter toward the top.
Step 6

Step 6

Step 6 continued: Add shading to the petals too!

Step 6 continued: Add shading to the petals too!

The Final Drawing

  • At this point, you should have a fairly decent drawing of a Bluebonnet.
  • If you like, you can create a drawing of several Bluebonnet flowers, in groups or a field of flowers.
  • That's it—Step back and take a look. How does your drawing look?
  • Remember, drawing is simply making a bunch of shapes that fit together in a certain way.
  • It's perfectly normal to get frustrated and draw something many times until you get it right. The fun of drawing Bluebonnets is in the journey as well as the result!
  • Guess what? The more you practice, the easier drawing Bluebonnets becomes.
  • I wish you the best with your drawing!


Stephanie on April 15, 2019:

Aaaaahhhhhh it is so difficult

jasmine on January 19, 2018:

it is to hard

Horrible on November 04, 2017:

I dislike the steps or the pictures, there is no detail in those pictures, I think it has to be more bold.

MKayo (author) from Texas on February 26, 2013:

Wonder wool - You are officially my biggest fan! Thanks for reading and leaving such kind words.

Priyanka Estambale from United States on February 26, 2013:

No words to describe your drawing. I will be never tired to compliment how simple and easy-to-draw steps you upload. I am going to upload my drawing that I make from these useful steps for sure!

thanks again for sharing! :)