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How to Draw a Shamrock

Here’s how to draw a Shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day. For an extra special touch, try adding gold lines with a paint marker.


• Draw a Shamrock PDF Tutorial
• Watercolor Paper, 9″ x 12″, cut in half
• Watercolor Paints (I used Prang)*
• Brush, water
• Metallic markers*

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Time needed: 1 hour.

  1. Draw about five cross shapes lightly with a pencil.

  2. Draw hearts lightly around the 3 short ends.

  3. Use a dark green paint to trace and fill in.

  4. Use a lighter green to fill in the back. Leave some space.

  5. Trace and add lines with a gold paint marker.


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