How to draw any 5 fold flower using the Intuitive Geometry method

How to draw a 5 / 10 petal flower Fig 1

Draw any finite line, find A & B and mark them. Draw a circle with centre A and radius AB & centre B radius AB. Find and join C & D. Draw an arch with centre D and radius DA. Find E, F and G, mark them.


How to draw a 5 / 10 petal flower Fig 2

Join E through G to find H, Join F through G to find I. Mark H, I and J. With Radius AB draw two arches, one with centre I and the other with centre H. Join A & I, I & J, J & H and H & B. You have drawn a Pentagon.


How to draw a 5 / 10 petal flower Fig 3

Find K & L, mark them. Connect B through K and A through L. Find & mark M. Extend I through M and H through M. You have created 10 divisions.


How to draw a 5 / 10 petal flower Fig 4

Draw a circle with centre M and radius MJ. FIND & MARK N. Connect N through M and extend the line to find O. Draw a circle with centre O and radius OM. Find P & Q, Connect them to find R. Draw a circle with centre M and radius RM.


How to draw a 5 / 10 petal flower Fig 5

Draw a circle with centre R and radius RM. Find S & T, join them to find U. Draw a circle with centre M and radius MU.


How to draw any 5 fold flower Fig 6

This is the basic template for flowers that have 5 / 10 etc. petal geometry, you can use this as a blueprint to create any number of unique flower designs. Use 1 for the 5 outer petal tips, 2 for the 5 inner petal tips, 3 for the start of the petals and 4 for the centre design.

How to draw a 5 / 10 petal flower Fig 7

Example of how to draw a Borage flower using the Intuitive Geometry method.

How does it work

Overlapping Circles

Overlapping Circles Grid showing how Intuitive Geometry works

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