How to Draw a Beautiful Tulip

Updated on February 1, 2018

How to Draw a Tulip

Today, we will be drawing a lovely tulip in just seven steps! Be sure to have a blank sheet of paper, a sharpened pencil, and a nice eraser on hand. The sketch should take no longer than five minutes to finish, so feel free to proceed to the first step when you're ready!

1. Start With a Petal

The petals are shaped sort of like teardrops, so keep that in mind as you sketch them out. The first petal will be the last one on the right side of the tulip. We will draw the petal in the center last.

2. Add a Petal

Draw the left petal, and keep it a similar teardrop shape.

3. Fill It In

Sketch a tulip petal nestled in between the two you just drew. If you noticed in the first two steps, the petals are both separated by a bit of empty space. This is where the central petal will be.

4. Add More Petals

Draw the rest of the petals that are pushed farther in the back of the tulip. Only the tips will be exposed at the top.

5. Add the Stem

Now that the tulip bulb is completed, we will draw the stem. It has a simple shape which pretty much goes straight up and down. I decided to make the stem a little curvier to make it look like it's leaning slightly.

6. Add Vein-Like Details

Draw vein-like lines on each flower petal. This is known as the sepal.

7. Finalize the Details

Include more details on both the tulip petals and the stem. I drew in some shading lines to create a more realistic appearance.

And that's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Feel free to leave any feedback down below!


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      Eva Ridenour 

      4 weeks ago

      Wow so mine looks like a turd but yours is really good and mine is better than it was before

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      5 weeks ago

      Thanks for this article. I am searching this type of article for long time and I found similar arts in hms rangoli youtube channel

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      Jay Jay Kim 

      6 weeks ago

      100% GOOD!

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      2 months ago

      This is such a great drawing of a tulip for people like me who want to get better at drawing...

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      3 months ago

      what a great sketch of a tulip i got an A+ for that thanks alot

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      Queen GG 

      5 months ago

      I did it for my mom

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      Ms. KK 

      10 months ago

      Have been waiting to find a website that actually is a tutorial. Thank you for sharing your talents. It ain't so hard after all!

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      12 months ago

      Love the drawing

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      15 months ago

      Wow! This is a great tulip tutorial. And it is also easy to follow. I now know how to draw a fantastic tulip. Impressive!

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      Nkechi Jacinta 

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      5 years ago

      You have the monopoly on useful inrnnmatior-afeo't monopolies illegal? ;)

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      Kristina Pitts 

      5 years ago from Greenville, SC, USA

      Great tutorial.

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      Paul Perry 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Wow this is an amazing guide and what a beautiful tulip!

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      7 years ago

      thankyou for helping draw you can makes someones career by teaching how to draw

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      7 years ago

      You're very welcome! I'm so glad you like my tutorials, that makes me super happy! :3

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      Heaven L Burkes 

      7 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Voted up and BEAUTIFUL! My father was an artist with a rare gift for capturing a person's soul in their portrait. I can barely draw recognizable stick figures. LOL

      So I am fascinated with the process of art! Beautiful tulip! I am going to give it a try this week, and let you know how I did. I loooooove sunflowers too! Thank you for these tutorials! I think for someone to actually take the time to draw a flower for me, would be very romantic on a card or letter - or a picture to put on my desk. Lovely idea! Thank you! I would like to do this for my children, and (future) grandchildren someday too!


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