How to Draw a Poppy in 5 Steps

5. Shading and Details


Add many small dots and short lines to the center of the flower. Shade the edges of all the petals and leaves using short lines. Vary the length of the lines.

Shade the bottoms of the flower and bud. Use very short lines to shade one side of each stem. Add a few small spikes at the top of each stem with short, V-shaped lines.

Take a bow. Your poppy drawing is complete! Let's move on to yet another show-stopper -- the gorgeous, golden yellow, daffodil.

Continue to the next section to learn how to draw a daffodil.


See all How to Draw articles.

Go to the HowStuffWorks home page