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TULIPS

BY WILLIAM F. POWELL

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here are several classes of tulips with differently shaped flowers. The one below, known as a parrot tulip, has less of a cup than the tulip to the right and is more complex to draw. Use the layout steps shown here before drawing the details.

Creating Form Look for the rhythm of line in this next tulip. It begins with three simple lines in step 1, which set its basic direction. Step 2 demonstrates how to add lines to build the general flower shape. Step 3 adds more to the shape and begins to show the graceful pose of the flower. Step 4 shows more detail and leads to shading, which gives the flower its form.

Just a few shading strokes here enhance the effect of overlapping petals.

viw Drawing the Parrot Tulip Begin using straight lines from point to point to capture the major shape of the flower. Add petal angles in step 2. Then draw in actual petal shapes, complete with simple shading.

The art of basic drawing  
The art of basic drawing  
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