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How to draw lily. Step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Lilies smell great. In height, they can reach 2.5 m. To draw a lily flower, follow the steps shown below. Then, draw the whole plant, and attach it to the main stem, as shown later in this tutorial.

How to draw lily. Step-by-step drawing tutorial.

In our drawing, we have a complex composition of lily buds on a stem. Some of them are open, others are just starting to open, and a couple of buds are still closed. It is best to outline the overall position of the different buds before you start drawing each separate bud.


Step 1. Drawing the outline of the lily's bud.

Start by drawing the outline of the bud of the lily flower. In this step, we need to draw the triangle bud ending with the open petals.

How to draw lily. Step 1. Drawing the outline of the lily's bud.

Step 2. Add the contour shapes of more petals.

Add the petals at the bud's part that is behind, farthest from our point of view. At this point, we don't need to stress about the shapes of the petals. We just need to outline where we plan to draw them, so we use rectangular shapes.

How to draw lily. Step 2. Add the contour shapes of more petals.

Step 3. Draw the lily's stigma and anthers.

Roughly draw the style, stigma, and anthers of the lily. We will add detail and shade them later.

How to draw lily. Step 3. Draw the lily's stigma and anthers.

Step 4. Give the proper shape to lily's drawing.

At this step, we start giving the petals the right shape, adding the inner dividing line to the petals. At the same time, we need to remove the contours around the petals. After we are happy with the shape of the petals, style, stigma, and anthers, we can start shading the flower. Imagine the light source (usually from the top or side). The shades will be darker on the bottom of the bud.

How to draw lily. Step 4. Give the proper shape to lily's drawing.

Step 5. Drawing closed lily buds.

In the below drawing, we have two buds. The upper bud is completely closed. The below drawing shows a slightly open bud. Add such buds to your composition, and pay attention to how they are attached to the stem.

How to draw lily. Step 5. Drawing closed lily buds.

Step 6. How to draw lily: drawing is complete.

Feel free to play with the position of the buds on stems on the main stem. Also, add a few open and closed buds to your composition. It is best to outline the overall position of the different buds before you start drawing each separate bud.

How to draw lily. Step 6. How to draw lily: drawing is complete.


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