How to Draw a Rose

Learn how to draw a rose! This drawing lesson will walk you step by step through the drawing techniques you will need to create your own rose pencil drawings.In this lesson, I’ll show you how I made the rose drawing above.To create this flower drawing, I used ordinary materials that you will find around your house. I didn’t want to use any fancy art materials.

Facts about rose

Rose is one of the best known and most favorite plants in the world.  Majority of them are native to Asia, while others originate from Europe, North America and Africa. Roses can be found throughout the world due to commercial breeding. Cultivation of roses started 500 years BC and resulted in creation of 13 000 varieties of roses. There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars of roses. They vary in color, shape and size and all but one rose species have 5 petals.
I will show you now how to draw a rose in easy to follow steps. Lets get started.
Step 1: Draw the rose in the center of the paper. We will start by drawing inverted V with light pencil.
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Step 2:  Draw another V intersecting the previous V.
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Step 3: Make a tear shape within the second V you made.
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Step 4: We are  making a  rose bud. Now lets draw a rose petals. Draw a U shape petal on top of the bud.
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Step 5: Make an elongated U underneath the bud.
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Step 6: Join both lines. Till this bud is finished . Now we will draw petals.
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Step 7: Now we will draw the rose petals. Petals got curved edges. Draw U shape petals. Make the rose petals with delicate hand. Draw a C shape  line on top left side of the bud.
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Step 8: Overlap the line from right side. It will give overlapping effect of petals.
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Step 9: Keep on adding petals on top with same curve lines.
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Step 10: When you draw a rose remember the outer petals are pointed. Draw pointed petals from left side of stem.
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Step 11: Gradually add petals on all side. Make sure they are overlapping each other.
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Step 12: Add few big  and small petals for natural look .
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Step 13: By following these step you can easily draw a rose. For stem draw two lines parallel to each other.
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Step 14: Draw a leaf on stem. Use light pencil while sketching.
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Step 15: You drawing of rose is ready. Lets start shading. Shading of rose is very technical. Enhance the petal outline with pointer. You can use 5B pencil also. You can start shading with same 5B pencil. Remember not to press hard.  Be careful about the light direction. Upper portion of rose will be in lighter tone and the bottom near the stem we will use darker tone.
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Step 16: Now we will shade the leaf. After shading the leaf the drawing is ready.
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Hope you enjoy how to draw a rose.
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