The roses are great still-life topics, and they have served as an art muse of the past millennia. They first appeared as frescoes of art within the walls of the Palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete, dating back to approximately 1,700 BC.
They can look as basic as a single flower with five petals around the central pistil or as complex as layers on layers of swirling overlaid petals. They’re timeless and elegant, and their lasting scent is a sought-after present for special occasions.
In this instructional video, we’ll walk you through the process of drawing the rose step-by-step and teach you how to draw the shape of a rose with curves. We’ll then build the details as well as add shadows. This tutorial will draw a traditional garden rose, which is the perfect project to practice when you’re looking to get out and sketch from the real world.
Materials required to create an Easy Rose
To start your rose, you’ll require a pencil and paper. I would also suggest using fine-tipped markers for those finishing elements. They are my top choice to draw and color.
I always begin my work with softer sketches before tracing them out using markers or colored pencils. This is to ensure that I’ll be able to correct any mistakes by using an eraser instead of beginning with a blank slate. If you’re certain how much better you can draw using a pen or marker, do it!
How do I Draw a Rose
I designed this simple rose sketch with every step illustrated to use as a template. Just copy the tutorial for a rose from your mobile or tablet or print it on paper. If you’re looking for more thorough instructions on drawing your first rose, scroll down.
What Pencil should you choose, A Gentle Finger?
It’s a good idea, to begin with, for lighter pencils, such as 3H or 2H. A dull pencil is the best choice since it glides over the paper much more smoothly when drawing basic forms. Be sure to keep your movements fluid and fluid throughout this procedure. Remember, the rose has a life, and keeping that in mind will guide you through every step.
Make sure you have a kneaded eraser on hand to make adjustments.
Draw the outline of the flower. It’s not an exact circle. It’s just circular. You can add a guideline that indicates the central point in the center of the flower. This guide will be a round diamond shape.
The particular flower is an up-front shot, which means that you are facing directly into the flower.
Small, Tight Petals First
The rose can be described as a bouquet of petals that extends from the center out. When we get out from where the central part is, the petals expand to a greater extent.
Begin with small, tightly arranged petals that fit into your center line. Keep in mind that this is just a sketch. More details will be added in the future.
C’s and D’s
Petals look like D’s or C’s with wide spaces.
The petals do not develop in patterns or make neat, straight rows. Instead, they overlap, becoming larger and more wide closer to the center.
Colors and the Addition of Color
Once the sketch base is finished, you can begin to draw the structure of the petals. Make use of a sharpened red pencil to create outlines and details.
As in sketches, begin with the center, then move toward the edges.
While we work on the sketch, we can include a few details. The petals of roses bend and develop unevenly. Make use of curvy and straight lines to add some personality to each flower.