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How to Draw a Beautiful Tulip (in Seven Simple Steps)

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Shawnte is an elementary school science educator and illustrator who studies various life cycles of animals.

Follow this step-by-step guide to draw a tulip in just a few minutes.

Follow this step-by-step guide to draw a tulip in just a few minutes.

Step-by-Step Tulip Tutorial

Here's how to draw a lovely tulip in seven simple steps!

All you need is a blank sheet of paper, a sharpened pencil, and an eraser. The sketch should take no longer than five minutes to finish, so feel free to proceed to the first step when you're ready!

Step 1

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Step 2

2. Add a Petal

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

Step 3

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Step 5

5. Add the Stem

Now that the tulip bulb is completed, we will draw the stem. It has a simple shape that 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.

Step 6

Step 6

6. Add Vein-Like Details

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

Step 7

Step 7

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.


ghjj on August 14, 2020:

great help thanks

Natasha on July 13, 2020:

I did this for my best friend Macy. It was her birthday! This was so easy and yet it came out FANTASTIC! I'm in Primary 3! Thanks a lot!!!

Kate on June 14, 2020:

i really liked it and i liked how my drawing came out

Eva Ridenour on May 09, 2020:

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

haran on April 27, 2020:

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

chloe on April 22, 2020:


Jay Jay Kim on April 19, 2020:

100% GOOD!

AL33X_IS_M3 on April 03, 2020:

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

Sana on March 07, 2020:


jorden on March 06, 2020:

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

Queen GG on December 31, 2019:

I did it for my mom

Ms. KK on July 19, 2019:

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!

Angel on June 01, 2019:

Love the drawing

MiraculousMybellia on February 24, 2019:

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

Nkechi Jacinta on February 20, 2019:


Mavrick on January 25, 2015:

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

Kristina Pitts from Newry, South Carolina, United States on September 05, 2014:

Great tutorial.

private on September 29, 2013:


Paul Perry from Los Angeles on April 29, 2013:

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

sammyjane on March 07, 2013:

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

Shawnte (author) on October 20, 2012:

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

Heaven L Burkes from The Invincible Heart of Neverland on October 20, 2012:

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!