3D Lotus Flower Video Lesson

Who doesn't love doodle flowers? However, if you are like me, you're probably sick and tired of the doodle daisies you see all over the web. Let's elevate the doodle flower and create something a bit more elegant: an Egyptian Lotus-inspired 3-dimensional flower. 

I'll show you *exactly* how to create this elegant flower which can be decorated with tangle patterns to create hundreds of variations, using a solid technique to transform the flat lotus motif into a beautiful 3D flower bouquet. 

Learn step-by-step how to draw elegant 3-DIMENSIONAL lotus flowers using the power of foreshortening to create stylized 3-DIMENSIONAL shapes!


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In this lesson you will:

  • Learn how to draw Egyptian-inspired lotus flowers

  • Understand the power of how to convert flat flower motifs into 3D through the power of foreshortening

  • Learn how to use foreshortening to add 3D-looking details and patterns

  • Learn a solid set of guidelines to help you develop your own unique flowers

  • Learn how to apply loose, painterly coloring using watercolors and colored pencils

  • Create flower bouquets in soft, lovely colors

  • Create, color and shade a project from beginning to end

  • And so many tips and tricks!


A solid method showing how you can create hundreds of BEAUTIFUL lotus inspired flower and bouquets

This video is not just about watching me create flowers, you will learn how to use foreshortening to create 3D SHAPES


An advanced lesson for those ready to explore beyond doodle daisies

This method will show you how to embellish and colorize your own flowers, using solid guidelines

Materials and Supplies:

  • Sakura Pigma Micron 01 (0.25mm) in Black

  • Regular pencil (my favorite is the Staedtler F pencil, but it is expensive, you can use any other pencil)

  • Zentangle tile or hotpressed watercolor paper

  • Watercolor set in pan or tube: red, orange, yellow, light green and blue. Does not need to be very high end or expensive.

  • Colored pencils: vibrant red (alizarin crimson), golden yellow (dark chrome yellow), yellow (light chrome yellow), red burgundy or wine (magenta), dark brown (burnt umber), white. I use polychromos for most colors, but for white, use prismacolor, because the waxy pencil offers better covering.

  • White gel pen. I use Sakura Gelly Roll.

  • Practice paper (journal or cardstock).

These guidelines will works every time, however, this is an ADVANCED LESSON and is not suitable for beginners. 

Add complex tangles to your flower petals, learning the basics of foreshortening

Note: while I show you some tricks on how to use "foreshortening", a technique used to mimic perspective in 3D, this is by no means a precise and exact lesson on perspective. The goal of this lesson is not to create realism, instead, to use leverage foreshortening to create a HIGHLY STYLIZED flower with some 3-dimensional qualities. 

Use mixed media -- pencils and watercolors -- to create lovely painterly effects

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