This tutorial will show you how to draw a tulip that is simple and filled with two different colors. Unlike other tutorials from the same series, this one is definitely more simple and filled with less details. If you are unfamiliar with digital drawing and want to start with something accessible, this is the perfect lesson for you!
Great! Let's start this tutorial now! First, draw the petals using a dark pink outline. Next, inside these petals you can add a long vertical stripe. You can use the illustration below as a guideline. Don't hesitate to create your own shapes. It doesn't need to be 100% similar.
Start adding colors on the cartoon tulip. The petals are mostly pink while the vertical stripes are yellow. You can use plain colors for now. You can also adjust the outline's color now that the shapes are not white anymore.
Use the gradient fill tool to add a second color to each petal and each stripe. Using this simple technique, the cartoon tulip has already more depth and volume. Let's use another simple technique to increase even more the 3D aspect of this cool illustration.
As seen below, you can also add a few shapes on areas that are hidden by other parts of the tulip. For example, the petal in the middle is partially hiding both the left and right petals. The petals on the back are also covered by other petals.
This is the result once the effect is done. You will need a little bit of transparency to create this effect properly.
Continue adding more elements by duplicating all five petals. These new shapes must be smaller than the original ones. You can fill these elements in white. Then, you can hide the bottom part of these shapes using transparency. Look at the final image to see how this effect is created.
The result? A nice flower made from simple elements. I hope you had fun learning how to draw a tulip like the one available here. You can also try another version of this cool flower. Enjoy! :)
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