# How to draw an orchid

**Grid step**

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.

2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.

3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.

4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

**Step 1**

Define the general shape and proportions of the orchid, paying attention to direction of the stem.

**Step 2**

Draw the stem shape and middle parts of the flowers (columns).

**Step 3**

Outline small petals around the columns.

**Step 4**

Delineate the rear petals.

**Step 5**

Draw lip petals that are the lowest ones in the flower.

**Step 6**

Define places for the orchid sepals.

**Step 7**

Add more lines to illustrate the stem and the flowers by adding the rest of the petals.

**Step 8**

Finish with the orchid lips. Work on them, making them more detailed.

**Step 9**

Contour the orchid, trying to vary the thickness and blackness of the line. Draw more details. Erase all guidelines.