Plan the perfect garden with our interactive tool →

How to Draw Ivy on a Wall

...
Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images

Pick a location to hand draw a vine of ivy leaves, such as a wall in the home, office, or restaurant. Decide on using a ruler to create straight stems or drawing freehand. Besides plant life, trellises, arbors, and fences can be drawn depicting the ivy winding and climbing around their structures.

Refer to an ivy plant or picture that is easy to view.

Draw the stem of the vine on the wall using a pencil and a ruler for a straight line or draw it freehand.

Create crosses on both sides of the line, wherever there is an ivy leaf.

Sketch a curved line on the two bottom cross lines, extending from the point on the vine’s stem to the end of the line, so they attach and form a dimensional vine and stem.

  • Pick a location to hand draw a vine of ivy leaves, such as a wall in the home, office, or restaurant.

Connect the line to the left top cross line by creating a curve that travels inward and then back out. Refer to the ivy plant reference for how far inward to make the line. Repeat on the right side.

Create another line extending from the left top cross line to vine stem. Continue the line to extend down to the right top cross line. This completes the ivy leaf. Adjust as necessary, referring to the ivy plant for reference.

  • Connect the line to the left top cross line by creating a curve that travels inward and then back out.
  • Continue the line to extend down to the right top cross line.

Add veins to the leaf by drawing lines extending outward from the stem line, then drawing smaller lines extending from the vein lines.

Reinforce the lines by going back over with a pencil. Erase unnecessary lines.

Grow Ivy On Walls

The classic picture of old brick buildings with ivy climbing up the walls is a lovely one, but like most idealized views there can be problems hiding behind the beauty. It's still possible for you to reproduce that classic look of vines trailing over your buildings, but It's important that you research growing problems and alternative solutions before doing any planting. Ivy's tendrils can work their way into small cracks and pull the siding from the building * Wooden fences or walls. It's this quick-growing habit that causes so many problems with this ivy.

That doesn't mean you have to give up on your landscaping dreams, though. Boston ivy ( Parthenocissus spp.) When you see photos of most of the oldest universities in the country, Boston ivy is the plant you'll spot covering their walls.
* Moonflower (_Ipomoea alba)_ is an annual vine that simulates ivy and produces fragrant white flowers that bloom all night long.  * Climbing roses (Rosa setigera) have been used to cover cottages and larger buildings for centuries. Plant ivy at the base of a shed or children's playhouse. Install a series of arbors to create an ivy tunnel or allow the vines to create a shaded roof over an open patio.

  • Add veins to the leaf by drawing lines extending outward from the stem line, then drawing smaller lines extending from the vein lines.
  • When you see photos of most of the oldest universities in the country, Boston ivy is the plant you'll spot covering their walls.
    * Moonflower (_Ipomoea alba)_ is an annual vine that simulates ivy and produces fragrant white flowers that bloom all night long.  * Climbing roses (Rosa setigera) have been used to cover cottages and larger buildings for centuries.

Related Articles

Indoor Ivy Plant Types
Indoor Ivy Plant Types
How to Plant Climbing Ivy
How to Plant Climbing Ivy
The Meaning of the Ivy Plant
The Meaning of the Ivy Plant
How to Remove Ivy Tendrils From Stucco
How to Remove Ivy Tendrils From Stucco
How to Care for English Ivy Indoors
How to Care for English Ivy Indoors
How to Plant English Ivy As a Ground Cover
How to Plant English Ivy As a Ground Cover
How to Identify Ivy Plants
How to Identify Ivy Plants
How to Train English Ivy to Grow Up The Wall
How to Train English Ivy to Grow Up The Wall
Different Species of Ivy House Plants
Different Species of Ivy House Plants
Will an Ivy Plant Last Through the Winter?
Will an Ivy Plant Last Through the Winter?
Ivy As a Ground Cover
Ivy As a Ground Cover
What Is the Name of the Indoor House Plant That Has Green Leaves and Long Vines?
What Is the Name of the Indoor House Plant That Has...
How to Kill English Ivy With Dawn Liquid
How to Kill English Ivy With Dawn Liquid
How to Remove Ivy Ground Cover
How to Remove Ivy Ground Cover
How to Make an English Ivy Wreath
How to Make an English Ivy Wreath
How to Care for Ivy Plants in the Home
How to Care for Ivy Plants in the Home
Boston Ivy Diseases
Boston Ivy Diseases
Garden Guides
×