#simplycreate a dandelion


For this tutorial you need:

  • Simply sketchbook, A5 format
  • Simply colouring pencils

Step 1

Pompom Drawing

Using the coloured pencil of your choice, draw lines that intersect to form a multitude of rays inside a circle to form the pompom.

Repeat the same operation with shorter radii this time to give the illusion of a full pompom.

Step 2

Dandelion drawing

Still, with the same coloured pencil, add to each line a 6-pointed star forming 3 circles then complete the drawing with a rod starting from the centre of the pompom towards the end of the notebook page to finalise the dandelion.

Step 3

Add more dandelions

Using the technique explained in this demonstration, make a small dandelion again to complete the drawing. Have fun adding a few achenes floating in the air like small, freedom-loving parachutes.

Step 4

Results and inspiration

With a different coloured pencil, add several clouds in the background in the sky to give an airier effect to the drawing.

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Simply Drawing & Sketching Paper

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Simply Coloured Pencils

Daler-Rowney Simply Coloured Pencils feature highly pigmented, pre-sharpened ends. Ideal for family activities!


About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.