Some of Vincent van Gogh’s great paintings feature sunflowers, six in fact. Those great paintings are painted with the knowledge that great drawings bring. In this art video tutorial we are going to explore ways to create a great drawing of a sunflower drawn front view. Sunflower drawings are wonderful.
Want to see how to draw a sunflower from the side? Check out my drawing tutorial, How to Draw a Sunflower – Side View
The trick is to reduce the sunflower to a series of simple shapes that even a beginner to drawing can follow. Once this step has been achieved, the next step is to draw detail over our simple sketch. The drawing tutorial will explain how, by using a curved line and some shading, create a twisted petal. Repeating this with all the flower’s petals will create a very three dimensional drawing. Remember to look for the direction of the light source as this will determine the how the tonal drawing develops. I hope your sunflower drawings work really well.
Why not try painting sunflowers? This great painting tutorial will show you the way: How to Paint Sunflowers with Passion
This video is intended for beginners to drawing, teachers of art in primary or elementary schools and for students wishing to improve their drawing skills.
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Also remember obtaining the best materials you can afford will not make you a better artist. What you do with the materials is the important issue. Paul Gauguin painted on sacking, not premium canvas. Passion, the creativity to experiment and make mistakes is far more important.
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