Today, I’m going to show you how to draw a wreath with anemone flowers and how to fill it in with greenery.
If you have not yet seen my step by step tutorial on how to draw an anemone flower (I walk you through every step!), definitely do that first because I will NOT be walking you through the flower portion; this tutorial is all about putting it all of the pieces together.
Prefer watching over reading? Feel free to skip right to the video and see these in real-time! 👇🏻
During the tutorial, you’ll learn:
✔️How to lay out the flowers and spacing of your wreath
✔️The best place to draw your focal points to make it look natural
✔️How to fill in your wreath with greenery (Check out my step-by-step tutorial for drawing leaves here)
✔️Where to add contrast and dimension to make your drawing pop
✔️AND SO MUCH MORE!
First Things First…
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Tools Mentioned In This Tutorial:
- Micron Pens, sizes 1, 3 & 5: https://amzn.to/2SVoUUB
- Rhodia Paper: https://amzn.to/2sGvL9V
- A Pencil
- A round object to trace as a guide
Step 1: Draw your guidelines in pencil
Using your round object, draw in a light pencil line.
Next, you want to lay out the shape and placement of where your flowers are going to go. Again, if you haven’t watched the anemone video yet, you can do that here. I’ll be drawing anemone’s here from both a side view and a top view.
To make things look more natural, place your flowers a little off to the side and try to work in uneven numbers.
Step 2: Draw your anemones using your Micron 3 pencil
Step 3: Fill in the leaves
Just a note that this part could get a liiitttlllleee messy, so you may want to do this in pencil first.
I like to keep my leaves all pointing in the same direction. I find that it makes it look just a little bit neater. You can fill them in later pointing in different directions.
If you need more help with drawing leaves, don’t forget to check out this tutorial!
Remember, the flowers that are smaller and appear more tucked, won’t need any leaves because you wouldn’t be able to see them anyway.
Now take a look at your overall composition and see where you need to fill in more leaves so the wreath appears to be as rounded as possible. Add in some more leaves that don’t appear to be on a vine so that they sort of peek out from behind the flowers.
Step 4: Erase all of your pencil guidelines
Step 5: Add detail lines to the flowers
Step 6: Add detail lines to the leaves
I don’t typically like to add too many lines to the leaves, but do make sure to differentiate the skinnier leaves with the wider ones.
Step 7: Thicken your lines for contrast
Once all of those details are in, go ahead and take your thicker pen (the Micron 5) and go around adding some contrast to the entire composition.
Final expert tip: Squint your eyes and take a step back; see if you notice any weird empty spaces.