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Uploaded: October 31, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: October 31, 2013
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Why has no one ever asked me to make a tutorial on "how to draw cattails", step by step? It's so amazing that this plant has never crossed as a message to me in an attempt to ask if I could draw cattails. The mosh dwelling plant has been in existence since I can remember. It's always seen during the late spring and early summer months. They have green colored stems with skinny hotdog sized heads. A fun fact I learned the other day was; how some species of cattails can be consumed and are used in savory dishes. I was like wow are you serious? There is really food all around us if we know what to look for. Anyways, enjoy drawing a cattail, I'm sure you can use this lesson in a cool duck, fish or frog setting,

how to draw cattails

How to Draw Cattails

how to draw cattails step 1


Make three sprigs shooting from the base of the cattail's stem.
how to draw cattails step 2


Here you will draw out the three thick leaves, then add detailing inside of them.
how to draw cattails step 3


Instead of drawing three leaves, just make two in a floppy pose.
how to draw cattails step 4


Before you draw in the stems of each cattail, you will first draw the shapes of each flower. As you can see they are like vienna sausage shaped, just a bit bigger.
how to draw cattails step 5


Now you can draw in the stems and then be on your way. But first, maybe you should erase some of those mistakes.
how to draw cattails step 6


Here is the line art when you are all done. Color in your cattails and remember to use this drawing in a background or prominent setting.