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How to Draw a Dogwood Flower

I enjoy giving tips to others on how to draw a variety of objects.


This is one of the easiest flowers to draw. Simply start with an X.


From the edge of one line, start rounding out the top of the petal. You will want to make the round edge drop in the middle. It will look almost like a heart.


After you draw in the four petals, shade in the very center where you dropped the line (dogwood flowers have a naturally darkened part of the petal). Then you can draw in the little circles in the center of the flower. And then the leaves and stem.


The stem is easy to draw—it just consists of two close lines. The leaves are simple as well—just note the basic shape. In drawing, nothing has to be perfect. In fact, it is the small imperfections that will make your artwork unique. Next, you will want to shade in the flower. I like to concentrate on the area between the petals and the very center.



h on August 13, 2020:

great help! took me a couple of tries but i was able to do it eventually thanks!

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addy on July 30, 2019:

i am not good at this stuff

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Hannah on January 24, 2018:

This was easy to make it only took 1 minute

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bell on December 05, 2017:

it was so hard they need to explan it more

Israel on March 14, 2016:

Thanks I needed it for my homework;-)

akira on October 15, 2014:

These flowers are cute and that tattoo is awesome

cool dude on June 09, 2014:

this is so easy

Fantage Love on February 27, 2013:

Thanks!I needed this for a little brochure I had to make.

gum on February 07, 2013:

this is hard

Brian L. Powell from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff) on November 13, 2011:

Thank you.

dodgethis (author) on November 13, 2011:

Thank you very much leroy64, but I have to say it was your inspirational hub about photos that started me down the road which lead to this hub! :)

Brian L. Powell from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff) on November 13, 2011:

I like the use of the x. Good tip. Nice breakdown with the photos

dodgethis (author) on November 13, 2011:

Thank you! I found that the x helps a lot when drawing something with equal sides (as I am really bad about getting things even). Thanks for reading! :)

MazioCreate from Brisbane Queensland Australia on November 12, 2011:

You make it look so simple. I wish all drawings could be broken down to similar steps.