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Uploaded: September 6, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: September 6, 2010
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Remember when I said that I would be back with a lesson that smells nice? Well here it is. Today I thought I would upload some tutorials on popular flowers that grow in gardens across the world. So, having said that, how about I teach you "how to draw violets", step by step. These are beautiful subtle flowers that seem to pop up anywhere even if you didn’t purposely plant them. The violet grows in places like the Northern Hemisphere, but they are also known to grow in places like South America. You can find these purple flowers at almost any department, home improvement, and even grocery store if you are looking to plant some in your yard, garden, or even window bed. There is somewhere around four, to five hundred different species of violets, and almost all of them are what you call perennial plants, and some are also annuals as well. What is the difference between perennial, and annuals? Well, perennials stay growing for at least two years whereas annuals only stay alive long enough for them to germinate plants, and then they die off. This includes vegetables, flowers, and even some grains. Drawing flowers is one of the funnest activities to do because you get to color in the drawings after the sketch is done. I love creating my own versions of flowers because I get to incorporate some really neat characteristics from one plant to the other. I think you will enjoy this lesson on "how to draw a violet" even if you aren’t a big flower drawing person. I still have three more lessons to come, so keep those eyes open to see what they will be. Adios people, and enjoy your drawing day!

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How to Draw Violets

how to draw violets step 1

STEP 1.

Before we begin, you should decide if you are going to draw a violet, or a bundle of violets. I say this because you will need to draw the amount of shapes for each flower. As you see I will draw two violets which means you will need to make two circles and two stem lines.
 
how to draw violets step 2

STEP 2.

Here you will draw two tear drop shapes in each center of each flower like you see. This should be a very easy task to complete.
 
how to draw violets step 3

STEP 3.

Now begin sketching out the semi heart shaped pedals for the violet flower like you see here. Some violets have as many as five pedals, so you can choose how many to draw in.
 
how to draw violets step 4

STEP 4.

Draw in the other pedals, and then add the pinched detailing lines in the center of each violet. When that is done you can thicken the lining for the stems, and then draw the beginning of the flowers leafs.
 
how to draw violets step 5

STEP 5.

The last thing to do to finish off your violets, is to finish drawing in the serrated edged leaves like you see here. Once that is done you can begin erasing all the guidelines and shapes you drew in step one.
 
how to draw violets step 6

STEP 6.

When you are all done, this is how your flowers should come out looking. All you need to do is grab your purple crayon, marker, or paint, and start adding some pretty shades to the violets you just drew. Great work guys!