Skip to Content

How to draw a dandelion: Easy dandelion drawing step by step tutorial

How to draw a dandelion: Easy dandelion drawing step by step tutorial

How To Draw Dandelions

Learn how to draw a dandelion with our step-by-step dandelion drawing!

Floral doodles are some of the most beautiful and easiest doodles to try.

There is one floral doodle that I always avoided though as it looked really hard, a dandelion doodle. 

Since I have been trying to a doodle a day challenge lately my confidence (and drawing skills) improved and I decided to give it another try. 

The best news is that once I broke a dandelion drawing down into easy steps it was super simple.

Keep reading to find out how to draw a dandelion. 

Easy Dandelion Doodle For Bullet Journal



Dandelion Flower


Not only do dandelions look cute but they also represent quite a few things which make it a great addition to lots of your Bullet Journal or art pages.

Here are a few of my favorite dandelion meanings and symbolisms.

  • Travel and adventure. Because the seeds of the dandelion travel fair and wide on the breeze they make a great travel journal doodle. 
  • Rising above challenges and difficulties. Dandelions can grow nearly anywhere and often in really difficult conditions. If you are going through challenges in your life a dandelion doodle would be a great symbol to add to your bullet journal vision board to remind yourself that you will rise above them. 
  • Wishes Fulfilled. We all know that blowing dandelion seeds means you get to make a wish. I love adding a dandelion drawing on my goals pages. 
  • Happiness. With their bright color before seeding and warm weather growing, dandelions symbolize happiness and joy.  They make a great theme for spring and summer spreads. 


Dandelion drawing supplies


For this dandelion sketch I used the following supplies:

Note: You will need a fine point pen and a thick nib pen to make dandelion drawings really easy.  

Best Bullet Journal Supplies




This is our easy dandelion drawing step-by-step tutorial in one picture. Below I break each step down and give you my best tips and tricks.

how to draw a dandelion

How to draw a dandelion


As I am not very good at freehand shapes my first step was to draw around the base of a cup with a pencil to get a circle I could use as a guideline.

You may decide to skip this step altogether, free draw a circle, use a circle maker or even use a compass


How to draw a dandelion


Next, I drew a stem and center of the dandelion using a thick pen. 

Want to know how to draw even more doodles? Check out our huge list of step-by-step doodle tutorials!

Step by Step dandelion doodle


The next step is to create the shape of your dandelion.

You can make this as simple or as intricate as you like. If you start with just a few points, you can always add more later. 

Bujo Doodle - a dandelion


Now you need to fill in your dandelion.

To be honest, it was always this part I thought would be tricky but just take a look at a simple dandelion seed doodle by itself and you can see just how easy it is to draw.


Lavender Drawing - How to draw lavender flower step by step tutorial

Dandelion seed doodle - dandelion flower drawing

So all you need to do next is add a seed doodle at the end of your dandelions drawing.  

I ended up adding more shape as it looked a little bare and I wanted a fluffy drawing of dandelion.

I also added a few seeds blowing in the breeze for movement and interest.

Dandelion drawing tutorial

The last step is to erase the pencil line and you have finished your dandelion drawing, easy!


Loved this floral doodle? Check out our post of 50 flower drawing tutorials


Want to learn how to make drawing easy?  Then try our free doodle challenge.

I have made it super simple to print and practice as much as you would like!


I hope you enjoyed this drawing of a dandelion tutorial. Be sure to show us how you went with it by commenting below. 


How to draw a dandelion step by step doodle tutorial How To Draw Dandelions

How To Draw Dandelion


Friday 24th of February 2023

Do you offer any other floral or foliage how-to's other than weekdays on here? I love the way you break it down, it helps my ADD brain so much! I need more how-to's!!

Diary of a Journal Planner

Monday 27th of February 2023

Hi Alicia,

So glad you enjoyed the tutorial. You can find lots more floral tutorials and more HERE

Nadine Pennington

Saturday 7th of January 2023

I absolutely love this Thankyou x

Joan Barlow

Tuesday 13th of September 2022

I've never drawn anything before,and just had an inspiration to want to draw flowers it was SO easy and I'm so happy with it I am going to frame it. Thank you SO much.

Kimberly S Sliger

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

I love the way you broke this down, the simple steps to the drawing gives me the encouragement needed to attempt one myself. My favorite Dandylion comment "When looking at a field of wildflowers, One has a choice, You can see A Thousand Wishes or A Thousand Weeds." I have used a dandy lion seed in a glass bottle necklace as part of my logo, "Never Stop Making Wishes" I sincerely appreciate your tutorial of drawing a Dandylion. Thank you so much!

Sandra Silva

Friday 15th of October 2021


Comments are closed.