Step-by-Step on How to Draw a Four-Leaf Clover

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Step-by-Step on How to Draw a Four-Leaf Clover
Your four-leaf clover shape will begin with a simple X. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Four-leaf clovers are a popular symbol of Irish culture. The four leaves are said to symbolise faith, hope, love and luck. Many people believe that finding one is lucky and keep four-leaf clovers around as good-luck charms. Fortunately, drawing a clover is a lot easier than finding one. By following a few simple steps, you'll be able to draw four-leaf clovers quickly and accurately.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

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    Draw from Basic Shapes

  1. 1

    Draw an X. This will form the centre of the leaves and help you place them.

  2. 2

    Create an oval around each arm of the X. Each of the four lines should form the centre line of the ovals.

  3. 3

    Adapt the tops of the ovals into heart shapes. To do this, draw a V in the centre of the tip of each oval, with the centre of the V meeting the centre line. Round out the sides of the V to make them softer and more like the top of a heart. Erase any leftover lines from the original oval shape.

    Step-by-Step on How to Draw a Four-Leaf Clover
    Give the top of each leaf a rounded heart shape. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)
  4. 4

    Draw a thin rectangle coming down from the centre of the X. This stem shape might be overlapped by some of the leaves. At the bottom of the rectangular stem, create a slanted line rather than a straight one for a more realistic look. You now have a lucky four-leaf clover of your own!

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