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Daisy Drawing
Draw a Daisy
H South
Finish the daisy drawing by adding in the remaining petals, and drawing the stem. Add some texture to the center with short, squiggly lines and dots, particularly on the darker side - this adds a bit of a suggestion of shadow. Don't overdo it though! You just want to indicate that there's a bit of texture there, and suggest the direction of the sun, without drawing every little detail.

The main thing to keep in mind with daisies is that they are mostly very simple - in fact they often symbolize simplicity, optimisim and happiness, so when you're drawing them, aim for clean, fresh lines without too much fuss.

While some flowers are very uniform, daisies like these ones all vary slightly. Take a good look at some different photos of the flower you are drawing to see how different specimens vary. Now you've drawn a flower from a photograph, why not try sketching some from life? It's a little bit tricker, but the result is a natural looking sketch with much more of your own personality.

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You might also enjoy reading about the symbolism of flower in Feng Shui, the language of flowers when given in bouquets, or learning about the meaning of Latin Flower Names.

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