Flowers (3 fold)

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How to draw any 3 fold flower using the Intuitive Geometry method

How to draw any 3 fold flower Fig 1

At any point (A) draw a circle of any size. Find any point on the circumference (B) and draw a circle with the same radius (AB). Continue around drawing a circle at any new intersection (C etc.) on the circumference.


How to draw any 3 fold flower Fig 2

Find & connect the following points: D & E , F & G, H & I.


How to draw any 3 fold flower Fig 3

Find & connect the following points: C & J, B & K, L & M.


Find N. Draw a circle with radius AN.


How to draw any 3 fold flower Fig 5

Connect M & J to find O. Draw a circle with centre A and radius AO. Find P & Q, connect them to find R. Draw a circle with centre A and radius AR.


This is the basic structure of all 3 fold flowers, you can use this as a blueprint to create any number of unique flower designs. Use 1 for the outer petal tips, 2 for the inner petal area, 3 for the stamen and 4 for the pistil area.


How to draw any 3 fold flower Fig 7

Example of how to draw a bougainvilla flower using the Intuitive Geometry method.


How to draw any 3 fold flower Fig 8

Example of how to draw a Clematis flower using the Intuitive Geometry method.


QUICK LINKS: About Intuitive Geometry, Free Designs and Resources, Learn the method with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. Learn how to apply the method: How to draw Bees, Butterflies, Flowers (3 fold), Flowers (4 fold), Flowers (5 fold), Human Body, Human Eye, Human Face, Snowflakes, Spiders.

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