How to Draw a Plant Arrangement in 7 Steps

7. Shading

Shade the undersides of the palm leaves with short diagonal lines. Darken the bands of the sansevieria. Shade the violet leaves with short lines next to the side veins. Shade the flowers with tiny lines around the tips of the petals.

Shade each ivy leaf with lines at the center and the edges of the leaf. Darken the ground under the leaves. Shade the sides of the bowl and the base.

Now that your plant arrangement is ready for display, it's time to move on to our next, and final, drawing -- a flower arrangement.

Continue to the next page to learn how to draw a flower arrangement.


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