How to Draw Bluebonnet Flowers

Updated on March 20, 2017

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

If you're from Texas, you know what this Texas State flower represents. If you have ever come across a large field of Bluebonnets, you know what it's like to experience Texas.

It's almost spring here 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...

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Step 1: Draw Two Curved Lines

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

  • Start by drawing 2 vertical lines very close to one another.
  • Draw them slightly curved as shown.
  • This is the main stalk of the Bluebonnet flower.

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 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 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 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.

Final Steps: 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. getting progressively lighter toward the top.

The Final Drawing: Bluebonnet Flowers

  • 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 in 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!

Take the Drawing Poll...

If you followed along and drew your own Bluebonnet flower, what did you think was the most difficult part of the flower to draw?

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      15 months ago

      Aaaaahhhhhh it is so difficult

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      2 years ago

      it is to hard

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      2 years ago

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

    • MKayo profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Texas

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

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      Priyanka Estambale 

      7 years ago from United States

      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! :)


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