how to draw a lei

How to Draw a Lei

Step 1.

Make an oval shape for the ring of the lei.

Step 2.

The flowers used on this lei are hibiscus which is the state flower for Hawaii. You will begin drawing the first flower like you see here, then add some detailing inside of the flower along with the stamen.

Step 3.

The rest of the steps are all going to be the same. You will draw another hibiscus flower the same way you did the first one. The difference between the two is the positioning of the centers.

Step 4.

Again, draw another flower, and add the detailing in the center.

Step 5.

Here is another flower that will be added to the lei. These flower rings are made to be beautiful and inviting.

Step 6.

And again, draw yet another hibiscus flower.

Step 7.

We will start drawing the flowers on the opposite side now. Draw the hibiscus flower and add detailing in the center.

Step 8.

Add another flower, then proceed on.

Step 9.

Finally you have reached the last step which means you only have one more flower to draw. Add detailing in the center, then erase the mistakes as well as the guide.

Step 10.

Here you have it, a nicely drawn lei. Have fun coloring in the lei using your favorite tropical shades.

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Uploaded: November 19, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 10
Updated: November 20, 2012
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It's been a while since I've submitted something related to Hawaiian tradition. I was browsing around an online store for cool gadgets and trinkets until I stumbled upon this really neat necklace made of flowers. It was then I realized that the necklace was called a 'lei'. This was tricky to work on, but I've managed to work something out. This lei looks big enough for neck, but if you want to draw it longer, go ahead and add more installments of flowers in an elongated shape. Make sure you prepare yourself with the necessary tools for this drawing tutorial (I'm pretty sure you know the ones). I hope you guys will enjoy this fresh tutorial, I had fun creating it, and I know for all you Hawaiian tradition lovers, you'll love it too. Let me know how yours have turned out so I can see your progress! Peace and love, and Happy Thanksgiving to all that celebrate this holiday.

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