Draw Carnations

Draw Carnations Step By Step


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Do you want to learn how to draw carnations in minutes? I’m going to show you how easy it is so that you can impress your friends and family with your new talent. This simple drawing guide will teach you the basics of sketching these beautiful flowers in just a few steps. So get ready to unleash your inner artist!

What is a carnation?

What is a carnation? The word carnation comes from the Latin word caro, which means flesh. Carnations are a type of flower that belongs to the family of plants known as Caryophyllaceae. They are also sometimes known as dianthus. Carnations are native to Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region.

The most common colors of carnations are pink, red, and white. However, they can also be found in shades of yellow, blue, and purple. Carnations are often used in bouquets and corsages. They are also a popular choice for Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. The scientific name for the carnation is Dianthus caryophyllus.

How to draw carnations with easy steps?

Are you looking for a fun art project to do with your kids or students? Why not try learning how to draw carnations! This simple tutorial makes the process easy and enjoyable. So gather your supplies and lets get started!

We use the following materials and tools:

  • Simple pencil;
  • Eraser;
  • Color pencils;
  • Black marker;
  • Paper;
  • White gel pen.


First, you need to draw a line and other associated lines. We will remove the stem of the carnation. It is long and thin. We can draw the following steps to tell you how to draw a carnation.

Step 2. 

We draw a small oval, which will become the basis for the bud. To begin with, mark an oval at the top of the sheet. Draw an arc and connect the circle with a line for the carnation bud. On a separate sheet, try to practice to learn how to draw petals. The below images will help you follow the instructions.

Step 3. 

Next comes the drawing. We designate the petals. From the center, we draw a small petal that spirally wraps inward. 

Step 4. 

Now we draw the 2nd petal. There are no straight lines so that the hand can be relaxed. This will result in more natural curves of the stems.

Step 5. 

This step will draw the third petal of carnation in the middle of the first and second petals.

Step 6. 

Then draw a few more petals in diameter on white cardstock, as seen in the image with a thick-tipped. We refine the contour of each petal, where we create a jagged upper part.

Step 7. 

Next, you need to mark the stems with leaves. So, we will make the first leave. We draw leave with a jagged edge in the middle of the branch. 

Step 8. 

We will draw the second leaf a little below the first leaf.

Step 9. 

The flower is ready. You have to color it.

Step 10. 

We paint over the lower part of the flower with a green pencil. Now paint over the petals with bright and dark shade color.

Congratulations! You have completed How to Draw Carnations.

To Sum Up How to Draw Carnations

If you’re looking for a fun and easy project that will show off your artistic skills, give drawing carnations a try. These delicate flowers are perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to draw realistically, and with just a little bit of practice you can create beautiful works of art that will last forever. So why not get started today? Share your finished drawings in the comments below, and let us know how you did.

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