How to draw dandelions with wool

A long time ago I made this photo review, but it was at the Fair of the Masters that I never showed it. Therefore, someone can recognize him - only here I will describe it in more detail!

I dedicate this master class to the drawing of white dandelions. Draw them in different ways, this way, which I will show, is not the only one and the imagination of artists is boundless! But for those who are just trying to portray something themselves, using fibers of wool instead of paints, I think this information will be useful.

For work we need thin merino wool. White color (milky and ultra white), brown and ohristye shades, blue and lilac, yellow and marsh, scissors. Basis for the picture, fabric, glue.

In this photo review, I will tell you how the dandelions themselves are done - how to draw grass and the sky, I will explain orally!

In the painting of wool, there are a variety of methods of laying out (drawing) wool. I have already described them in other master classes that I have in my blog, but for those who have not read them, I will repeat and add a few more nuances that I have not mentioned yet.

Drawing of woolen fibers

This drawing is a long "brushstroke", which is pulled out of the main strand of wool. And also they can be bent, cut, twisted with stripes + invent something in the process, as drawing is creativity! :) This method can create a watercolor background, laying them horizontally or vertically, simulating the spreading of paint. You can also imitate oil painting, laying these strands chaotically in different directions, where you need to shorten them, pinching the right length. When pulling a woolen strand from a combed ribbon, one part will be flat, refined, and the other a bit confused, since we will hold it by hand. Therefore, it is necessary to put the wool so that the thin and even parts of the strand overlap the uneven. If we want both parts of the woolen strand to be flat, then for this we must gently pick off the uneven edge, so that he too became refined and beautiful. The thin and even ends of the woolen strand are very beautifully intertwined, creating a beautiful watercolor effect! Mixing colors give very beautiful and picturesque effects.

Plucking woolen fibers

This method is different in that the fibers of the wool are laid out not by even "mazochki", but by confused "woolly clouds". To do this, you need to circumnavigate the combed ribbon (wool) around your finger and pull it very gently and neatly from the butt, collecting the wool into translucent beams. Spreading wool by plucking we get a uniform background, smooth surface. Applying color to the color, we get beautiful effects of multi-layer painting! :)

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For cutting, you need sharp scissors. Wool can be cut fine, chaotic and large geometric figures of the desired shape.


Twist the wool fibers can be between palms, if necessary thin stripes, then we must take very thin villi and dump their wet hands to the skin thickness (you can use ready-made thread). It's like spinning.

All of the above listed methods can be mixed together, combined and fantasize!

Additional materials  can be decorated . For this, viscose, silk, linen and other materials suitable for wet felting are suitable.

I paint in a dry way, that is, I do not paint a picture, but just cover it with glass and insert it into the frame. On the basis of the picture, I paste (lightly brushing the base with a glue pencil) cloth.

Before I started drawing dandelions, I already had the background ready and the grass planned. Herbs I have outlined in different shades of green, yellow, brown and a little dark purple in the shadows. I used the stretching method. You can add small blades of grass by twisting the thin strands. I also drew stems using the method of stretching, but with them it is necessary to be careful not to be too thick or too thin. To do this, you can twist the wool a little or lay it not with a continuous strand of wool, but collect the stem from small stitches (applying even "smears"). The stem is drawn in several stages. First you need to draw the main color (green), and then, on top of it, to shade with other shades (yellow, purple, blue). Stems in the background can be outlined in blue shades, only not brightly, transparently.

The sky was drawn in several shades of blue. The method of tweaking was applied by applying color to the color. At first I worked with the main color (blue), and on top I applied other shades (to the horizon lighter, to the top brighter), so that there was more space and looked more picturesque. And the upper corners in the sky are also different for me, the left corner is highlighted, and the right one is more saturated, deep.

And now about the dandelions themselves, I dedicate this master class to them!

The first stage: Using the method of plucking, I pinch off a gentle cloud and trim it with scissors, giving it the shape of a circle. Some circles can be light blue, for example, in the background, and you can add a little yellow and lilac. To do this, you need to shade a bit on top of the white with a different shade, or you can initially create a circle with the desired shade.

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The second stage: draw the middle and also make them different shades. The foreground is warm in shades, the background is cold. 

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The third stage: I cut off white fluff with sharp scissors. Tip:  cut straight on the picture and not very low from the picture, so that the small wool lay down on the right places and did not scatter anywhere. Cut as small as possible.

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Fourth stage:  Now we are doing a small special effect! A thin layer of wool, typing wool by plucking, very transparently and imperceptibly overlapping our "cuttings", that they a little "drown" and soften. This technique will help us to give depth and volume to each flower.

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Fifth stage:  Now we twist these woolen fragments and add them here and there on the flowers. The main thing, in moderation!

dandelions of wool

wool painting

Sixth stage:  Now we have the final stage of work. Finalize all the flowers, bringing them to readiness. On some we add "nastrigs" to the foreground, somewhere toning (mostly in the background, in order to better lead to the distance). Tone the same method of plucking, only small and thin tufts of wool. Well, if we bundle these bundles from the half-fallen strands of the ribbon, then they will be more transparent and thinner! We finish the stems, that is, we bring them up to the ready with the help of toning (as required).


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white dandelions


That's all! Very quickly and naturalistically, you can draw a small picture with dandelions and give it to someone for a holiday or decorate your house. Such dandelions can be done with children (from 6-7 years old), you can simplify the background and grass, for example, make only the background and flowers on long stems.

Successful creativity!