Easy Lavender Drawing Tutorial
Olivia Groves •
If you’re looking for some new floral doodle inspiration, then you’ll love our easy lavender drawing tutorial. We've included a few ways to doodle lavender that result in a more full look or a more simple, delicate look.
Lavender sprigs are timeless and one of the most fragrant flowers in the garden. Technically an herb and a member of the mint family, these little flowers make excellent and easy doodles for bullet journal spreads and notebooks!
Example of a simple lavender doodle!
Before you get started… gather your lavender drawing supplies!
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Quick and Easy Lavender Drawing Tutorial
Parts of the lavender flower to draw
Lavender doodles are easy to draw because they are essentially a stem, a few leaves at the base of the stem, and flowers along the stem. In a real spike or stem of lavender, the purple clusters (whorls) form on either side of the stem. And they are clusters of the flowers which each have a base (calyx) and top (corolla). In fact, all dried lavender is harvested when the actual flowers are still closed and not open buds. If allowed to bloom in the field, a brighter purple flower opens up out of the base of the bud. That’s considered the lavender bloom.
- Whorls = Purple clusters of buds
- Calyx = Base or bud of flower
- Corolla = Flower crown
The easiest way to doodle or draw a lavender flower for your bullet journal or sketchbook is to draw the flowers in their bud form. Follow our steps!
How to draw lavender (it's easy and simple!)
Step 1 - Start with a blank stem. This is a simple line. Easy! You’ll draw the petals along this line.
Step 2 - Practice your flowers. There are three different types of flower or bud clusters. Some with 3 buds, 4 buds and 5 buds. And you don’t have to draw them all on every lavender stem. Just do what feels right!
Step 3 - Start at the top with the 3 bud clusters and work your way down the stem.
Step 4 - Gradually transition to the 4 bud clusters and finally the 5 bud clusters nearest the base of the stem.
Step 4 - Keep going! And try layering or overlapping for a more full look. There’s no “right” amount of bud clusters. As long as the flowers get “bigger” as you work down the stem.
Tip: don’t forget to leave room for leaves at the bottom!
Step 5 - Add some leaves at the base of your lavender stem.
And voila! You now have a complete lavender doodle for your next bullet journal spread, planner, journal or notebook. Plus, there are so many variations and ways to draw unique but still easy lavender stems - with as many or as few buds as you’d like!
Want some easy lavender drawing inspo?
Check out these bullet journal spreads on Instagram that have easy-to-draw doodles of lavender sprigs and stems!
Adding some lavender doodles to a monthly cover page is a great idea!
Even creating a "how-to-draw" lavender doodle guide in your Bujo can be a fun way to practice and have a built-in reminder for future pages.
For more journaling tips and resources, check out the Silk+Sonder blog!