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Uploaded: January 12, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 13, 2010
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I have another flower that I'm going to submit, and I have to say it has been gaining more and more popularity over the past few years. I thought I would teach you "how to draw orchids, step by step". The orchid is a flower that resembles a houseplant in many ways. First off, they are grown in pots, or thick glass jars and or vases, and require very minimal care. Orchids have long, thick, hard stems that branch off into a single piece, and have a cluster of flowers or blooms on them. I have been seeing more and more of these flowers being sold in the garden section at places like Home Depot, Lowes, and even Wal-Mart. These plants are incredibly beautiful, and hey come from a specie of plant that contains more then twenty eight thousand different breeds of orchid. Remember the type of orchid that I was telling you about? Well, that particular plant is called a “monopodial growth”. These types of plants have a centralized stem, and then at the tip, a few blooms will blossom. I have always thought that orchids where big, long, lustrous flowers, but I guess I was wrong. I think I was mistaking this plant with the Magnolia. Magnolias are very pretty plants too, maybe I will do a lesson on that flower. Like I was saying before, orchids require a very easy maintenance routine. If growing or keeping one of these pants in your home, they will need to sit by a bright sunny window. In the winter months, it's important to give these flowers as much light as possible. The humidity levels for the orchid is simple, just a regular pot with some decorative pebbles. The pebbles act as an excellent evaporating stone that lets loose humidity for the flower. As with other houseplants and flowers, you should always mist them daily with a spray bottle. The nozzle should be set on a misty stream. Since orchids grow in bark, or planting fibers, its important to water your flowers whenever the medium feels dry. I drew purple colored orchids because I think that color is the prettiest between the two. The second choice color is a light pastel pink. Anyway, I hope you guys like learning “how to draw orchids, step by step”. I will be back shortly with more drawing fun. Peace peeps, and happy drawing !

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How to Draw Orchids

how to draw orchids step 1

STEP 1.

As with the other lessons of flowers, you will start drawing your orchids by making two circles as you see here, and then draw an inner shape for the sacks. Lastly draw one line for the stem.
 
how to draw orchids step 2

STEP 2.

you will now start sketching out the throat of the flower as you see here. If you notice there is a few bulb like shapes that are called ovaries that need to be sketched out as well.
 
how to draw orchids step 3

STEP 3.

You will now start sketching out the shape of the pretty fan like orchid pedals as you see here. Notice how the smaller pedals fall underneath the larger ones.
 
how to draw orchids step 4

STEP 4.

For your last drawing step all you have to do is sketch out the rest of the pedals and then draw out the leaves under the flowers form. Lastly, draw the stem for the orchid and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw orchids step 5

STEP 5.

Here is what your pretty flower looks like when you are done. Color the blooms in a powder pink, or a pastel purple. That will end this tutorial on "how to draw orchids, step by step". Join me next time for another fun filled drawing lesson.