There are many ways to draw a lavender flower. You can make them as complex or as simple as you choose. If you are a beginner, it helps to have a visual guide to copy until you are comfortable creating a doodle on a whim.
This tutorial will show you how to draw a lavender flower step by step in your bullet journal or planner. We’ll show you the basics of drawing these gorgeous lavender flowers so you can draw them anywhere, anytime.
Follow our simple instructions and learn how to draw a beautiful lavender flower in no time at all. Our guide is great for beginners who want an introduction to drawing flowers as well as more advanced artists looking for some new ideas. You don’t need any special supplies – just grab whatever markers or colored pencils you already have on hand and start practicing today.
History of Lavender
Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family, and it has been cultivated for centuries for its flowers. In fact, lavender was so popular in Roman times that Romans imported it from Egypt to use in their baths and temples.
Lavender also played an important role in French culture; when Catherine de Medici married Henri II, she brought her love of lavenders with her to France where they quickly became prized by the nobility.
Today, people around the world grow lavender plants because of their calming qualities which are said to promote restful sleep and reduce anxiety.
The lovely purple shades mixed with a soft green make it a beautiful plant to use for home decor. It dries well and can be used in arrangements, infused oils, and even added to baked goods.
Want to learn how to draw lavender? You’ve come to the right place. Here is an easy step-by-step tutorial on drawing lavender flowers, perfect for adding to your planner or bujo.
Drawing Supplies You’ll Need:
- blank paper (drawing paper or scratch paper)
- black pen if you wish to outline
- color medium of your choice (watercolor, markers, pens, etc.)
How to Draw Lavender Flowers
- Start with the stem. Make it as long as you want the flower to be. A slight curve in one direction or the other will make it a bit more realistic.
- The petals are little ovals or teardrop shapes that are grouped together in the center. They are smaller toward the top and larger towards the bottom. Group them in clusters similar to the real plant.
- As you draw the petals, point them upward but in different directions. They should all be starting from the center point.
- Work down the stem as you continue to add petals, making each clump a little larger/longer as you go. Overlap some petals.
- Cover about 2/3 of the stem with petals. The last clump of petals should face slightly down.
- Add a couple more petals in single and double groupings, with space in between. Alternate with 2 or 3 of these individual petals.
- Lastly, you can add leaves if you want. The leaves are also oval-shaped, just longer and with a sharper tip.
- Outline with a black marker and erase your pencil lines (if you prefer). If you have drawn very lightly, you can just color or ink your drawing with the pencil lines on the page.
A few extra tips for making a beautiful lavender drawing:
- overlap your stems to create more dimension and to make your drawing look more like the plants would grow in the garden
- vary the height of your stems, some should be longer than others
- keep practicing! if you aren’t happy with your first few stems, give it another go
Now That You Can Draw Lavender
Add this lavender drawing to your bujo or planner as a stunning doodle. Decorate your weekly goal trackers, daily spread, or create a page just about flowers.
Doodle lavender on the corners as a border or at the end of a title to create a bujo header.
Draw them on your planner pages and color them in when you finish a task or when you need a brain break.
Facts About Lavender
Here are a few interesting lavender facts you can add to your knowledge base so that when someone asks about the drawing, you’ll be ready to answer!
Lavenders are actually in the mint family.
It is believed that lavender was originally cultivated for its scent, not for its flowers.
Lavender plants used to be called “bruises” or “bleeding,” because the purple color of lavender was considered to be similar to blood.
Lavenders are used in aromatherapy products due to their calming and relaxing properties.
Lavender is thought to promote restful sleep, so it’s even better than counting sheep when you can’t sleep.