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How to draw 25+ Plants and more

How to draw 25+ Plants and more

Back in 2020, we took to Instagram to give our community a creative outlet amidst the COVID pandemic. Shutdowns kept many of us apart from our family and friends and we were stuck within the walls of our home. We decided to do something about it and went live on Instagram every week from March - December on Mondays teaching our community how to draw different types of plants native to or found in Hawaiʻi.

It's hard to believe, but we did over 40 tutorials live on Instagram featuring plants that are loved and well known, and some plants that are endangered and never seen before. Here we have a list of most of the tutorials we've done - Instagram didn't let us save several lives because either it wasn't an option, or the platform didn't allow for videos over a certain length to be saved (at the time).

Iʻm going to put it out there that it is a personal goal of mine to refilm these tutorials and make them available on a more tutorial-friendly platform like YouTube, but until then you can take a look at any of these tutorials and learn with us. Its so interesting taking a look at some of these. I learned a lot thanks to our community that tuned in with us, not just about plants but how to be vulnerable (talking to a phone with no one physically around is an interesting experience lol), and how to let go of the things that aren't perfect.

I hope that whether you watched it live, or you're watching it years later, that you enjoy the process of creating and connecting with other individuals who love to learn and stretch their creative muscles. Please tag us on Instagram with your art if you've watched a tutorial and created art "alongside" us.

Mahalo for being part of our hui!

Kea Peters

Owner + Illustrator, Kakou Collective

 

Tutorial List

How to draw basic lettering strokes

How to draw newly discovered lobelia

How to draw Poinsettia

How to draw fun leaves + Envelope Project

How to draw Kukui

How to draw milo

How to draw awapuhi

How to draw red torch ginger

How to draw Crown flower

How to draw Pikake

How to draw ʻulu

How to draw Pakalana

How to draw tuberose

How to draw Lilikoʻi

How to draw Aʻaliʻi

How to draw Kalo (Taro)

How to draw Pua Kala (Hawaiian Poppy Flower)

How to draw banana leaves

How to draw naupaka

How to draw orchids

How to draw heliconia and bird of paradise

How to draw ʻŌhiʻa Lehua

How to draw Puakenikeni

How to draw ʻilima and Maile

How to draw Pua Nāʻū (Native Hawaiian Gardenia)

How to draw monstera

How to draw plumeria

How to draw Ferns: Palapalai, Kupukupu, Laua'e