How to Draw a Sunflower

One of the most iconic plants on earth is the sunflower. This is a plant that has gained worldwide recognition and admiration for its beauty, size, and uniqueness. They represent some type of joy, happiness, and fulfillment in life. For many people, it’s hard to imagine summer without this vibrant flower in sight. So we’re going to show you how to draw a sunflower as a way of celebrating this awesome plant.

The sunflower is a beautiful flower. It has lots of petals, which are yellow and orange. The center part of the flower is called the disk because it’s round and flat. If you’ve ever been curious about how to draw a sunflower, this post is for you. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to draw a sunflower step by step. It’s an easy tutorial that will have you drawing one in no time.

Draw Sunflower Step by Step

Sunflowers are cute little flowers that have petals in the shape of a smiley face and take up only one square on your page. They also make great decorations for several wishing cards. The steps below show you how to draw a sunflower with simple lines and shapes

Draw a Sunflower Method- 1

In this lesson, we will draw a sunflower and color it. Let’s get started!

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We’re going to start by drawing the center of the sunflower. I’m going to draw a circle, but it will be a little bumpy. Start to draw and then go around the shape while making it bumpy or wobbly. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect- you don’t need to be perfect at all. Just have fun with your shape and make it bumpy or wobbly as you go around.

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So now let’s come inside again and draw another wobbly circle in order to get our Center there.

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Now to draw all the petals that comes with the sunflower. So, basically, your goal is just to surround this circle. so I’m going to draw one petal that comes up. It’s kind of like a little sharp point and then just bring it back down.

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Now, let’s just surround this circle with all these petals to make it look like this. In this case, we will just go around in a circular motion so everything radiates outwards from the center. The petals are going to radiate from each other. Eventually, you should keep it as it is and keep it all the same. However, it does not matter whether it is the same or not. You don’t even have to worry about straying too much since you will just fill it up anyway. Everything should be covered in petals.

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Now we have the first layer in. Now we are going to come between every petal. These two petals that we drew, and then draw another layer around them. We need to do this all the way around so it will be a full sunflower and make it nice and round. Just make sure that you follow the same direction for each petal as you go.

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If you feel that your sunflower is not as full as it could be, try adding more petals. You will want to place them in spots where you think the sunflower needs more petals. This will make the sunflower fuller and better looking.

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I am going to make the stem by drawing a line down the middle. I am doing this because every sunflower has a stem and it is important for the flower to have one.

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So we have our solid stem tin now. To draw the leaves, I’m going to draw two basic leaves. Let me start with this one first. I’ll just come up and make a curve. Then I’ll bring it down and out. So I am drawing a curve, very basic curve that comes up and then down and then from there, I’m just going to draw as if kind of drawing a heart shape. So we have drawn a leaf.

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The same thing is going to happen here. I’m going to go a little lower and do the same thing on the right. So now we have got two leaves, that’s enough for our sunflower.

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My next step will be to add some details in the centers of each of the front petals. To add some details to each individual petal, I will just flick out a line. On the back of the other one, you can draw some if you like. Just a little bit more texture would make our flower look better. So we’re pretty much done with that now.

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Now I’m coloring the drawing. The color is complicated, but you don’t need to make it that complicated. Remember, you can always try different things and see what works for you.

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Draw a Sunflower Method- 2

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Basically, all we have to do is draw a circle to start. It will allow us to place the drawing wherever we want it.

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Afterward, you just need to draw kind of circles going inwards. I just wanted to show you a representation of where the concentric circles are in terms of spirals.

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Then we’re going to zigzag our way all around the outside.

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Let’s take a ring and then we need to draw several sunflower seeds arranged in a circular pattern. It’s probably best to get them sort of close together, but there’s no need to make them perfectly straight. We’re going to mess it up a bit at the end, adding bits to it and jumbling components over the top. In the middle, we want them to be smaller, so that the bees pollinate them from the middle. There are a lot of flowery bits and stamens on the outside while in the middle there aren’t many of them. Almost all of them have dropped and they’ve all become darker and harder.

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In this section we just wanna keep the thing going and fill in the circles. You’ll see a dome-like effect around here, a semi-shaded kind of effect. In addition, on the inside area a bit longer is added just around the bottom to add a bit of curve. 

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Let’s draw the petals now. Let’s begin here and create a curve going out like that. It doesn’t matter how wavy or straight they are. Finally, draw another one that comes out the opposite way. Then another one going sideways like that

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Fill all the sideways with petals. they don’t have to be equal they don’t have to be perfect but you know a reasonable point at the end would be quite good. What you might want to do is draw a circle around it again to get a rough idea of the size.

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Now draw more petals that are going to go behind. So we can draw that and then that will go behind and then that will come in there similarly around the full area.

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Now we’re going to get more petals kind of in behind there as well. So just fill in the little spaces on top. It doesn’t matter if they go beyond the outside curve or don’t mind if they’re shorter. because it’s all organic that’s the thing we can bring that there.

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When you are absolutely sure that the ink is dry then you can erase all those pencil lines and now comes the bit that kind of brings it all to life.

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So first of all in those little spaces there, just make that much darker. Just in those little gaps and then basically, put a little line through. You can put one up there as well in fact in the middle. Let’s do these outside ones first with a little one coming up in the middle like that and then we want this just kind of to give a feeling of the center of the petal.

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Then you can probably do sort of three two three or four these little um sort of grooves, which I  suppose is what they kind of look like the grooves in the petal.

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Then in each of these petals, you might want to do a couple of more kinds of shorter ones in the middle maybe around up at the top.

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Then all you need to do is to color that center in a kind of warm autumnal brown and then of course paint those petals bright sunshine yellow. You might want to add a little bit of shadow too and there you go how to draw a sunflower real easy.

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Final Virdict

We’ve gone over the steps to draw a sunflower. There are many more beautiful flowers out there that we can learn how to draw, but for now, this is all you need. You are now ready to draw a sunflower. Follow the steps we have outlined and you will be drawing your own beautiful, realistic looking sunflowers in no time. Good luck on your artistic journey and when you’re finished with this one, come back and try another flower. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to draw a sunflower. Keep practicing and soon enough you’ll be able to sketch any flower with ease. Happy Drawing!

About Tom

Tom is a blogger and artist who also loves technology. He spends his days blogging about the latest developments in the world of art, and he enjoys sharing his thoughts with readers on what it means to be an artist today. Tom has always been interested in technology - but it wasn't until he was 13 years old that he discovered how much fun making websites could be! Tom is a fun-loving, adventure seeking creative type. He enjoys reviewing art products and technology gadgets on his blog and has been doing so for over 5 years now! He spends most of his time in the studio, at the beach, or out exploring new places.

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