How To Draw A Sunflower Easy Step by Step

I love drawing and painting flowers, and in today’s how to draw a sunflower easy step by step tutorial I’ll show you to recreate this beautiful sunflower illustration in your sketchbooks!

Looking for more fun drawing tutorials? Check out the Leaf drawing step-by-step tutorial, Gnome Drawing Tutorial with Worksheet and How to Draw a Lily with Printable pdf. I hope you enjoy this How to draw a Sunflower tutorial today and leave inspired to pull out your pen and paper and start drawing right away!

how to draw a sunflower


how to draw a sunflower easy step by step

You can start drawing on any paper with any pen or pencil. Enjoy 

Photo tutorial showing you how to draw a sunflower easy step by step

Total Time: 15 minutes

Starting in the middle of your page, draw a circle. Doodle overlapping shapes to form the petals of the sunflower. Keep the petals looking different- some skinnier than the others to make it look interesting.

pencil on kraft paper

Now we need to build more layers of petals. Using a pencil is helpful here, as you can draw overlapping petals quickly and ink only the ones on top completely.

TIP: This is where using a pencil comes in handy. We can easily draw and overlap more and more petals to create a sunflower with many layers. Draw as many petals as you wish till your sunflower looks happy to you.

sunflower sketch

Finish off the sketch by drawing leaves as seen below. Keep the 3 leaves a little jagged and overlap the stalk.

pencil sunflower on paper

You can choose to finish off this how to draw a sunflower easy step by step with a pen of color

I colored in my sketch with Dual Brush Pens here and added some ink details on top. I love how the yellow color looks on top of this kraft Archer and Olive Notebooks. I also used this kraft paper for my Mushroom Drawing Tutorial.

TIP: While coloring the sunflowers, add a shadow to the petals that lay in the layer underneath. If you have more layers, make sure you add shadows to each layer beneath. This will make the flower look rich and full!

how to draw a sunflower easy step by step

Click here to download a printable guide for the sunflower

sunflower how to draw Video

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Sunflower Reference Images

I used these three beautiful images from the Unsplash website as my reference for this how to draw a sunflower easy step by step tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed today’s How to draw a sunflower easy step by step tutorial. Sunflowers are a great flower to draw in autumn, but they would look beautiful any time of the year.


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Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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