How To Draw Gardenia

Getting Started

Drawing a gardenia flower is a beautiful, fun activity that anyone can take part in. It only takes a few supplies and a bit of know-how to be able to sketch out this gorgeous bloom. Get your pencils ready and start creating your masterpiece with these easy steps!

Determine Your Drawing Materials

You’ll need the basic drawing supplies for this project: a pencil, eraser, and paper. If you want to take your gardenia to the next level, you can switch out the supplies for graphite, colored pencils, markers, and/or ink. There’s no wrong way to create your gardenia, so get creative with your supplies!

How To Sketch Out Your Flower

Start by drawing a circle in the center of your paper. This will be the center of the flower. Then draw five curved lines that start at the center and reach out to the circumference of the circle. You should now have a five-pointed star shape. You can add in as many leaves at the base of the flower as you’d like. Take a little extra time for each petal since it’s the main part of the gardenia flower.

Finding The Right Shape For The Petals

The petals of the gardenia flower should have rounded edges and long, curved shapes. Start by drawing two small circles at each star point as the base of the petal. Then draw an arch connecting the circles. You can use a ruler if you’re having trouble getting the curve just right. You can refine the shape of the petals by adding more lines and erasing any extra ones.

Last Touch-Ups

Now that the shape of the gardenia flower has been established, it’s time to add a few extra details. Sketch out a few cigar-shaped stamens from the center of the flower to give it more realism. Add some lines along the petals to give the flower texture and make it look more life-like. Finally, draw in the leaves to finish off your project.
Voila! Your gardenia is complete and you can take pride in seeing your beautiful artwork come to life. Don’t be discouraged if your gardenia isn’t perfect the first time. Sketching is all about practice and having the patience to perfect your technique. Soon you’ll get the hang of it, and be able to create masterpieces like this in no time!

Robert Ortiz is an artist who has been writing about art and design for over ten years. His writing focuses on the creative process of art, from the conceptual to the material, and highlights its importance in our daily lives. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has also attended other prestigious art schools like Savannah College of Art and Design. He has a passion for exploring the boundaries between fine art, design, commercial work, and technology. His work extends to social media campaigns, website development, magazine articles, video tutorials and more.

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