Did I even say Happy Valentine’s Day yet? Well, Happy V-Day, I hope you have a true love or someone special that you are spending today with. In light of this lovers holiday I will be uploading the second flower tutorial that I made for you all. I sketched this flower earlier today because I knew that people where going to be doing some last minute drawing to make Valentine’s Day cards. Here is one of my favorite blossoms, "how to draw a Peony". The peony looks a lot like a carnation which is why they sometimes get confused with one another. Peonies have a distinct look about them and are well recognized to folks who know this species of flower. They start blooming in spring and stay blooming right on through summer. They grow to get anywhere between one to two feet tall, and have large petals that are dense in the center where the stamens start and pollen is formed. The outer petals to a peony are called guard petals, and they basically protect the center of the flower where the stamens are. Sketching out this flower can be a challenge because there are so many petals to draw. I myself had an awesome time with the sketch, and it actually ended up being my favorite flower drawing for the day. So go ahead and tackle this lesson on drawing a peony. I will be back with other fun tuts for you all so stay tuned in. peace out people.