Draw a horizontally elongated oval.
Draw two slightly curved lines to the bottom and connect them with a vertical line. You’ve got the upper part of the pot.
Draw down two lines, tilting them at a slight angle. Connect them.
Start “planting” the cactus. Draw a large circle, part of which is intersected with the pot. Draw the figure with a help of the compass.
Carefully erase the circle’s lines which are intersected with the pot.
Cactus is not perfectly smooth. It has hollows, similar to grooves.
Draw them from another side of the plant.
Our cactus will bloom, that’s why we start drawing a petal.
Draw the petals around the circle.
There must be five of them.
When you’ll finish drawing them, draw another layer of petals.
It’s time to decorate the cactus with the thorns.
Decorate the rest of the space on the lines with the small thorns.
The last detail – two additional vertical lines on the cactus. Now the drawing can be considered as completed.
Color the cactus in any shades of green. You can color the other details as you want.
Collage of the stages of a cactus drawing