5. Details and Shading
Shade the petals with a series of short parallel lines on the side of each vein closest to the tip. Make the leaves darker than the petals by shading them with lines on both sides of each vein.
Your perfect poinsettia is ready to be framed. Continue to the next section to learn how to draw a flowering plant with blossoms that morph into tiny red berries!
In the next section, learn how to draw a lily of the valley.
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