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Flower Drawing: Draw and paint an easy flower step by step (Kate Kyehyun Park feature)

Finding easy flower inspiration and flower drawing instructions online is not easy, but thankfully for all of us, Korean illustrator Kate Kyehyun Park also known as @urbankate_in_ca on Instagram is not only sharing step by step images but also graciously shares how she paints her beautiful botanical drawings in watercolor.

drawing flowers and with watercolor
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

So today I have compiled some of her most beautiful work to share with all of you. And of course, please follow her on Instagram for more of her absolutely gorgeous flower drawings and paintings.

 Kate was born and raised in South Korea but is currently residing in California.

According to the 2019 line launch collaboration with Lilipinso: After Kate received her bachelor's degree in Graphic Art, she worked as a graphic designer in South Korea and then in the USA. She finds inspiration in many things from nature, but she prefers to draw plants from her own imagination. Despite having studied various art techniques she does not care about perspective or technical errors. What matters to her is only creating an impression that inspires emotion. ~ Extracted from this picture.

Now that we know a little bit more about Kate, let's check at the different flowers she has shared with all of us on Instagram.

DRAWING TOOLS

I know that I have said it before in my other doodling post, but if you are just starting, use what you have on hand or get a cheap pack with a pencil, eraser, and sharpener.

But in case you are ready to get some more materials, below are some of my favorites! And remember to check my full list here, for chalk, calligraphy, and more.

pilot grip

Pilot Dr. Grip Mechanical Pencil

I love how thick this mechanical pencil is (0.5mm), I always have it in my travel pencil case (if my boys don't steal it). The grip is super comfortable and changing the lead to a softer one will give you so much control and shades.

paper mate mechanical pencil

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencil Pack

I love having a bunch of these around for when I want to sketch something really quick, and the 0.7 mm size is my favorite ever! And while they come with HB leads, just like any other mechanical pencil, you can add a different softness of leads. I like to add strikers and I have them in different colors to differentiate the leads.

pentel tri eraser

Pentel Triangle Eraser

This is my absolute favorite eraser, I first purchased this one while still in college back in Chile, it was the older version but the same concept. I love that the shape of the eraser gives you three sharp points that you can use to be more precise, it's way better than the round ones in my opinion. Also, it's a great alternative if you don't have an eraser shield.

staedler eraser

Staedtler Eraser

There are some things that once you find the brand that you love, you just stick to it and never look back. For me the Staedtler erasers are it. I've been using them since my early college years and absolutely love them!

pencil pack

Amazon drawing pack

If you want to experiment with the different softness of pencils, this pack offers 6 different softness of graphite pencils, 3 charcoal pencils, 1 sketch stick, 4 charcoal sticks, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 charcoal sharpener, 1 kneaded eraser, and 1 white plastic eraser.

sketching pack

Sketching pack (48 pieces)

If you are looking for an even more complete option, that is also very budget-friendly, this pack offers pretty much everything you would need (paper included). It even comes with a pouch so you can carry all your pencils and tools.

WATERCOLOR PAINTS

Below are some of my favorite watercolor options, of course just as with anything else, if you are just starting, you should use whatever you have on hand, the idea is to get practice under your belt first, then you can up your materials to bring your work a level up!

watercolor set

Mungyo Watercolor Set

These are my favorite watercolors, they are easy to use and super bright. While not the cheapest you can find they are an awesome mid-entry level.

watercolor india ink

Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Ink Bottles

I love this set, I use them for watercolor lettering, and they are wonderful. It has great pigmentation, and you can even erase it on top of it without everything becoming a total mess, like all other watercolors. And you can never have too many Dr. Ph. Martin's inks!

paint brushes

Loew Cornell Soft Comfort Brush Set

I love these little brushes, the grip is so soft, and they have lasted me SO long! They are well constructed and get the job done, pretty much all you need in a brush set.

watercolor botanicals
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

1 – POPPY FLOWER

There is a large number of species of poppy flowers, at least 12 in the subfamily Papaveroideae. But the most popularly painted one is the Oriental Poppy (or Papaver orientale). Characterized by the feathery foliage and orange, red, or salmon flowers.

How to draw a Poppy flower

drawing a poppy flower
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

flower drawing

drawing a flower
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flower drawing
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a poppy flower
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

How to paint a Poppy flower

[ Video of how to paint a poppy flower by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]
painting a puppy flower
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

2 – HYDRANGEAS

One of the most popular varieties of Hydrangeas are the ‘Nikko Blue' and the ‘Rhapsody Blue' both of them are mopheads form of Bigleaf hydrangea, with large, somewhat sloppy clusters of flowers. Because bigleaf varieties are chameleons, they might change their colors from the regular shades of blue to bright purples.

How to draw Hydrangeas

drawing and painting Hydrangeas
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
Hydrangeas petal details
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drawing Hydrangeas petals
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing Hydrangeas
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drawing Hydrangeas step by step
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How to paint Hydrangeas

I love how much detail Kate shares when painting her Hydrangeas, if you want to see a close-up of one little flower, check this video, it's perfect to complement the one below where she shares the full bloom.

[ Video of how to paint a hydrangea by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]
Hydrangeas art
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painted Hydrangeas
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

3 – ROSE FLOWER

The Rose family has a huge amount of variety not only in the color of the flower but also in the physical appearance of the bush. Undoubtedly, the most popular color of Rose is Red, but there are so many different shades of red, pink, orange, white, and other colors.

How to draw a Rose

I love the simple and beautiful Rose that Kate decided to share with all of us, but also if you are looking for another view of a Rose, I have a full tutorial on how to draw a Rose in 3 different ways. Check it here.

drawing and painting a rose
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
how to draw a simple rose
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
how to draw a simple rose
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
how to draw a simple rose
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

How to paint a Rose

[ Video of how to paint a rose by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]
watercolor painted rose
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

4 – COSMOS FLOWER

How to draw a Cosmo flower

drawing simple cosmo flower
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing flowers cosmos
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a cosmo
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drawing flower petals of cosmo
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing cosmo flowers
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

How to paint Cosmo flower

[ Video of how to paint a cosmo flower by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]

Check out her other video showing how to paint Cosmo flowers here (at the end of the slide).

cosmo colors painting
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a flower bouquet
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

5 – TULIP FLOWER

How to draw Tulips

drawing and painting tulip
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a tulip flower
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a side tulip
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing flower tulip
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a tulip
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

How to paint Tulips

[ Video of how to paint a tulip by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]
painting a tulip
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

6 – GERANIUM FLOWER

How to draw a Geranium flower

drawing and painitng a Geranium flower
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a flower Geranium
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a Geranium flower
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

This flower drawing is one of my personal favorites, I love how much detail you can add to your sketch. And also Geranium flowers smell so good! So, you can't blame me!

How to paint a Geranium flower

[ Video of how to paint a geranium by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]

If you want another example of how to paint a Geranium flower with watercolor, Kate also shared this video here.

painting Geranium flower
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

7 – SUNFLOWER

How to draw a Sunflower

sunflower drawings
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a sunflower
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a sunflower
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

How to paint a Sunflower

[ Video of how to paint a sunflower by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]

If you want to see Kate paint the other flower shown in the picture, check out her other videos here and also here.

watercolor sunflower
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

8 – DAFFODIL

How to draw a Daffodil

painting a Daffodil
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a Daffodil
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a Daffodil
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a Daffodil
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a Daffodil
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

How to paint a Daffodil

[ Video of how to paint a daffodil by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]
Daffodil watercolor
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

9 – CALLA LILLY

How to draw a Calla Lily

painting a calla lily
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a calla lily
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a calla lily
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a calla lily
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing a calla lily
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

This last calla lily flower drawing is one of the most simple ones, but they are just so cool!

How to paint a Calla Lily

[ Video of how to paint a calla lily by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]

If you want to see another video of a watercolro paintign of a calla lily, check this video.

watercolor calla lily
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

10 – APPLE BLOSSOM

How to draw Apple blossoms

drawing apple blossom flowers
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

If you want to see Kate drawing an apple blossom, you can check this video here.

drawing apple blossom flowers
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing apple blossom flowers
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing apple blossom flowers
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
drawing apple blossom flowers
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

How to paint Apple blossoms

[ Video of how to paint a apple blossom by @urbankate_in_ca via IG ]
watercolor apple blossom
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]
watercolor apple blossom
[ Image by Kate @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

In conclusion

If you are looking for wonderful flower drawing and painting references, follow Kate on Instagram her feed is full of awesome flower painting videos and simple tutorials so that you too can draw pretty flowers =]

watercolor flowers
[ Image by @urbankate_in_ca via Instagram ]

Toa

Monday 30th of August 2021

Wow

Lauren

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Loving the simple flowers

Nani

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

I love the tutorial pictures

serena @bigapplenosh

Sunday 8th of September 2019

Joy, this is so cute!

Debbi

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Love the flowers!