5. Shading and Details
Shade most of the center of the flower with short parallel lines. Shade the petals at their tips and centers with more lines. Vary the lengths of the lines. Shade the leaves and stem with long parallel lines.
Whenever you're done putting the finishing touches on your beautiful orchid, continue to the next section to learn how to draw a flowering plant whose name means "rainbow" in Greek.
In the next section, learn how to draw an iris.
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