When drawing a lavender flower, begin by drawing the long, narrow stem, build the tiny buds onto the stem, and add shadows and highlights to add realism. Sketch out a few stalks of lavender flowers with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this free video on drawing.
Joel Hickerson, grindog.com. Today we're going to learn how to draw lavender flowers. First, draw the stems. This is a long, thin flower, so we're going to draw the stems first, and just build the flowers on. Now the flower itself kind of has four little... four, three or four little petals that come off of it. You can either delineate or really define the flowers, or you can actually do kind of a shape thing, and make it go a little faster. Especially when you're doing construction lines, you don't really need to dwell on the details. That's what we're going to do. So we give ourself a nice little three or four petal lavender flower... go on up... and there are on a, kind of a stalk, comes up and does have some leaves that come up too. And then we come back maybe with a marker, and flesh out what we've begun. We'd probably be better to start at the bottom, and work our way up. Whichever plant is in the foreground would be the one you start with. So you do, you delineate each leaf, or each set of petals, and you get a nice little stalk of lavender flower. Again, the pencil lines are more for guides than they are for details. So, if you want, as you draw, do better without following these lines, you can do that too. Come back with your lavender marker or colored pencil, and add a little color. Usually what I'll do is I'll start with the base of the flower or in the shadow, whatever is it shadow, and really put the dark purple down, and come back--if time allows--and do the top of the flower, which is in the sun, so it will be washed out anyway... or in the light. And that's how you draw lavender flowers.