The great expressionist artist Vincent van Gogh made sunflowers famous. In this easy drawing tutorial we are going to learn to draw a sunflower from the side. The view from the side of a sunflower is more difficult to draw, but not if you follow the simple steps outlined in the tutorial. The first thing we need to do is look for the basic shapes. Believe it or not a drawing a sunflower from the side is simply a matter of drawing an oval and a number of elongated triangles.
Want to draw the sunflower from the front? Check out my drawing tutorial on How to Draw a Sunflower – Front View
Once these basic shapes have been drawn comes the task of adding light and shade. Shading the drawing of the sunflowers depends on the direction of the light source, presumably the sun .Adding tone in terms of light and shade will make the drawing look three dimensional. As an added bonus I’ll show you how to draw a twisted leave, simply by drawing a number ‘8’.
Why not paint sunflowers Like Van Gogh? Check out my painting tutorial for details: How to Paint Sunflowers – with Passion
This video is intended for beginners to drawing and teachers in primary schools who teach children to draw Students wishing to improve their drawing skills will also benefit.
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