How To Draw Orchid: Step 9

How to Draw an Orchid

Children will enjoy learning how to draw orchid with 9 simple steps.

Beginners will benefit from this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw an orchid. This easy orchid lesson is perfect for fairly young students looking to get started with drawing.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to last about 30 minutes, but the creative process can actually take longer if a background is drawn as well.

Finally learn to draw flowers by following this tutorial at your own pace. …and now for the how to draw orchid lesson…


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayon or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker
  • How to Draw an Orchid Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw Orchid: All Steps

In today’s step by step lesson, we will learn how to draw orchid on paper. The design and proportion of each part will be observed in each step of the tutorial. Take notice that the blue outlines are used to show the current lines being drawn in each step.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Start The First Two Flowers

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 1

    On the top left of the page, draw a small circle, and use curved lines to draw two petals coming from both sides. Follow the same steps near the bottom right of the page.

  2. Finish The First Flowers

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 2

    Use curved lines to finish adding the petals to these flowers and to make one petal in the middle. Do this on both flowers.

  3. Add Two More Flowers

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 3

    Using the same method of making the other flowers, draw two more flowers next to the first ones. Draw them close to each other with some parts cut off to make it look like they are placed behind the first ones.

  4. Add More Flowers

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 4

    Draw in two more flowers that are a bit smaller than the previous ones.

  5. Draw More Flowers

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 5

    Draw two more flowers next to the ones that are already drawn. The flowers should be starting to make two lines going towards the middle of the page.

  6. Add The Final Flower

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 6

    Add one more small flower on the right side.

  7. Draw The Stem

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 7

    Use curved lines to draw a stem that splits into two coming from near the bottom of the page.

  8. Add The Leaves

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 8

    Draw some large leaves near the bottom of the stem.

  9. Color It In

    How To Draw Orchid: Step 9

    Orchids can grow in almost any color, such as pink, purple, red, yellow, white, green, and more.

How to Draw an Orchid PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw an Orchid. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

Orchid Shapes and Colors

The orchid is a beautiful flower that we see all around us in many different colors and shapes. The natural colors of an orchid petal are typically purple, white, pink, yellow, red, orange or green. The leaves of the plant are often big and long with round edges.

Orchids can be found in every climate zone including arid deserts, tropical rainforests and cool high-mountain regions. There are about 30 different types of these flowers that grow all over the world.

Popular Orchid Types

There are several popular orchids which are commonly grown in homes. Seen to be the most beautiful and exotic flowers you’ll start noticing them everywhere once you are familiar with their various shapes and colors!

One variety, the Cymbidium Orchid, is a native to Asia and Australia. These plants have large flower clusters that can be up to 15 inches tall with many flowers clustered together on thick stems. They usually come in shades of white, yellow, purple, or pink with a wide variety of petal shapes and colors


Another popular type of orchid is called the Dendrobium Orchid which comprises more than 200 different species and cultivars from all over Asia and Australia. These plants produce long stems that can have one to two dozen flowers on it at a time that are usually fragrant.

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