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Draw Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clover in Windows Paint 7

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Color Your Shamrocks and Four-Leaf Clover
Colore your shamrocks and four-leaf clover.

Color your shamrocks and four-leaf clover with solid fills or brushes. Top left: Four-leaf clover before closing gaps. Top right: With solid green fill. Bottom: With pattern drawn with natural pencil brush.

© J. Bear
The quickest and easiest way to color your shamrock or lucky four-leaf clover is to use the Fill bucket tool to fill the inside with color. You can leave the outline black or fill it with the same or another color.

Windows Paint 7 has several brushes that create interesting patterns. However, Paint has no masking tools so it can be tricky to fill in shapes without coloring outside the lines. The bottom shamrock was colored using this method (adapt it as wanted):

  • Make a copy of the black & white outline (with Transparent selection) and just hold it on the clipboard.
  • Choose a brush (I used the Natural Pencil brush), a line width, and a color.
  • Draw, color, scribble your shamrock or clover with the selected brush. Change line widths, colors, and direction as desired. Don't worry about going outside the lines.
  • Use the eraser tool to clean up the brush marks outside the lines.
  • Paste the black & white outline on top of the colored image to restore the nice, black outline.

For more options available and to learn different drawing styles using Windows Paint 7, see this tutorial for drawing a Christmas tree.

  1. Introduction: Draw Clover with Paint 7
  2. Introduction: Draw Half of Leaf
  3. Use Transparent Selection
  4. Paste a Copy
  5. Flip and Rotate
  6. Position Second Half of Leaf
  7. Copy and Position More Leaves
  8. Add a Stem and Fine-tune
  9. this page

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