Simple Steps for Drawing Flowers

by Krystal Whitten July 21, 2016 6 Comments

Simple Steps for Drawing Flowers

Flowers are fun to draw. They add an extra element of "pretty" to your lettering. And surprisingly, they're pretty easy! You just need to know the basic steps to create a particular flower, and you'll be drawing them in no time. 

Below are the steps to draw an Open Rose, Spiral Rose, Tulip, and Daisy. And even better - I created a free worksheet download so you can print and try them yourself!

Open Rose 

1. Start with a small triangle.

2. Draw a spiral.

3. Draw three petals around the spiral. They can be overlapping slightly if you wish.

4. Add another layer of petals around the first layer. Overlap them, and don't worry about them looking symmetric.

5. Once your flower is full enough, start adding a leaf

6. Finish off the leaf shape.

6. Draw another leaf.

7. Finish the open rose with lines down the center of the leaf.



Spiral Rose  

 1. Start with a triangle 

 2. Add a spiral around the triangle.

3. Draw an almond shaped leaf attached to the spiral.

4. Add another leaf right beside the first one.

5. Draw line details inside the leaves to finish.




1. Draw a half-oval.

2. Finish the oval with a line connecting the top and bottom. Note that you want the top to have a point and the bottom to be slightly more rounded.

3. Starting halfway between your first petal, draw a curved line to start your second petal

4. Finish the second petal with a curved line connecting at the base.

5. Connect the first two petals with a small upside-down V in the center.

6. Draw three upside-down Vs in the center of the base of the flower where the stem will connect.

7. Draw two curved lines to make the stem.

8. Draw the first leaf which is broad at the base and tapers at the tip.

9. Draw a second leaf on the opposite side. Your leaves can be symmetrical if you like, or smaller, as shown.

10. Add lines to the petals and leaves to add dimension.



1. Start with a small circle.

2. Draw petals on each side of the circle.

3. Add 2 more petals on the opposite sides

4. Continue adding petals across from each other to round out the flower.

5. Between each petal add a second layer of petals. They will look like they are underneath the first layer.

6. Finish the daisy by adding lines down the center of each petal and dots in the center of the flower.


Pen used: Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip (Amazon affiliate link)

Download the accompanying How to Draw Flowers Worksheet to print and practice 


Supplies used in this post:
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens*
Strathmore Drawing Pad 11x17*

If you enjoyed this tutorial and want more like it, check out my new book Faith and Lettering: An Inspirational Guide to Creative Lettering & Journaling (Amazon link)

With love and lettering,

*Affiliate links are used in this post. If you try this out, post a picture of your drawing on Instagram using the #krystalwhittenblog tag! I can't wait to see. 

Krystal Whitten
Krystal Whitten


6 Responses

Mary Gunn
Mary Gunn

April 24, 2018

What a thorough tutorial! Glad to see someone spreading the joy of purposeful doodle drawing. Have a FUNN day.


April 24, 2017

this is so helpful, thank you!


July 23, 2016

I’ve learned so much from your Bible journaling classes Krystal! It’s such a unique and wonderful way to dive deeper into the Word! God bless you for sharing your beautiful, God-given talent !


July 22, 2016

Thank you ?


July 22, 2016

I love these! I’ve been trying to figure out how to draw a tulip.


July 22, 2016

Thank you so much for this! I was just saying I needed some floral tutorials!

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