Learn to Draw a Poinsettia

Learn how to illustrate a perfect poinsettia! Start with a sketch, then layer colored pencils, design markers, and acrylic paint markers on paper to create a colorful, textural design great for holiday decorating, greeting cards, and more.


1. Copy the drawing to paper using a pencil.

2. Use a marker to fill in the petals of the flower.

3. Once the marker is dry, use paint pens and colored pencils on top to add variety to the petals. Layering media will add interesting texture to your drawing.

4. Continue to mix media to finish the rest of the drawing. Try using different combinations of paint pen, marker, and colored pencil to create the stems, leaves, and holly berries.