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Despite the variety of beauty created by nature, the most ingenious and beautiful remain the simplest things, for example, a daisy flower. By drawing easy things, you create brilliant and beautiful masterpieces. Today we will tell you how to draw a daisy in 7 easy steps and offer an interesting way to paint it with watercolors.
How to draw a daisy step by step
1. The sketch begins with the contours of the daisy inflorescences themselves using a graphite pencil. First draw an oval that it will occupy.
2. Then in this oval draw the middle.
Tip! To create a flower daisy drawing, start from the general and come to the finer details of the drawing, concretizing all the elements in the process.
3. From the middle, radially draw petals to this oval. The wider the oval, the closer to the circle it is in its shape, the better we can see the petals.
4. All the petals should go to the middle, no matter where you start drawing this petal from. Daisy petals can bend, deviate, this will give them realism.
5. It remains to draw the stalks and sepals of the daisies and the sketch is ready.
6. Each stalk comes from the center of the flower; otherwise the flower will seem broken. Define the middle and draw a stalk from it.
7. Draw a pair of leaves attached to the stem of the flower.
Tip! In the process of work, use a minimum of a pencil, finish painting small details with a brush. To add contrast, make a background at the very beginning.
How to create a realistic daisy drawing with watercolors?
Once the daisy sketch is ready, it's time to start working with watercolors. In the process of easy daisy drawing, it is very important not to overdo it with tonality, so that the white remains white.
1. Begin to apply watercolors from the center of the flower, where the pistils and stamens are located.
2. Where it is dark, this reflex is very noticeable, where it is lighter; there it is not very visible. Where there is actually a shadow, the reflex is very specific. This will help to form fluted petals as well as penumbra, sometimes on one, sometimes on both sides. It depends on the location of the light: we darken the opposite side of the light source.
3. Create a contrast between the shadow of the petals and the light at the core. Add volume to the core itself. Since the daisy flower is lit from the right, there will be its own shadow on the left and the shadow cast by the nearby petals.
4. Draw a falling shadow from the core and add yellow reflexes to the nearest petals after that.
5. In the final step, fill the background with blue watercolor mixed with water. Also add wide blades of grass with a round brush at the final stage of the watercolor painting.