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How to Draw Murakami Flowers

Updated: Apr 5, 2020

Artists of Any Age Can Make This Cool Art!

About the Artist: Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami is a famous Japanese contemporary artist. You may have seen his work in collaborations with famous celebrities and brands like Kanye West, Louis Vuitton, Pharrell, Vogue, and more. He's known for his super fun characters, bright colors, and anime-like style. One thing you'll see a lot in his work is flowers that have big, bright smiles on their faces. Today we're going to show you how you can draw them, too!


What You'll Need

- White paper

- Sharpie

- Colored pencils


Step 1: Draw the Face

Your drawing is your own, so you can decide how many flowers you want to draw, how big they are, and where they are on your paper. To start, draw a circle for the face of the flower.


Next, let's draw the mouth! The mouth is open in smiling. Start inside the circle and make a flat rainbow curve sort of through the middle. Then draw a big curve connecting the two edges underneath and ta-da! You've got the smile done.


Next, we'll draw the eyes. The eyes are two ovals above the mouth that are a little bit tilted in. They don't touch the circle or mouth. The eyes in Murakami's art do not have pupils, but they do have two highlights. To draw highlights, draw a long oval inside the eye that touches the top, and a round circle on the bottom of the eye inside. Then, fill in between the circles and you've got your face done!


Step 2: Draw the Petals