Roses are very popular flowers and are generally seen as a symbol of love. However, they are quite difficult to draw - they are made up of several layers of petals. You have to add pieces carefully, and then paint the overall light and shade. If you don't want to rely on reference pictures and want to draw your own personal style of roses from scratch, I'll show you how in this short tutorial. 

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

Supplies you need:

->Hard pencil (HB)
->Medium soft pencil (2B or smaller)
->Soft pencil (5B or smaller)
->ArtBeek mixed media paper
->pencil sharpener


Step 1

Start by drawing a teardrop/egg shape with a hard pencil. Use very light lines. This will be the inner bud of the rose.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

Step 2

Draw the "opening" of this shape.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

Step 3

Draw some small petals inside.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose


Step 4

Draw a heart around these petals - this will be the outline of the other petals.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

Step 5

Use lines to connect the heart outline to the rest of the bud to create the shape of the petals.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

Step 6

draw another heart...

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose


Step 7

Draw another heart shape, but this time make the shape more irregular and have a bigger opening.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose


Step 8

At this stage we need one more petal. Its perspective will be more complicated, so look carefully:

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose


Step 9

We need to place the buds inside the "cups" made of petals. Spell it out first with small petals...

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose


Step 10

The rest of the petals should curve more and more downward.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose


Step 11

When done, accentuate the lines you want to emphasize to bring out the final shape.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

Step 12

Using a softer pencil, draw the inner shadow of the rose. Draw lightly first...

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose


Step 13

Use the same pencil to slightly emphasize the edges of the petals. Don't draw it all!

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

Step 14

Go back to a hard pencil and add a little texture to the areas that hit the light. The darker the rose, the darker it can be painted here.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

Step 15

Finish coloring with the softest pencil and use it to draw the darkest crevices.

15 Easy Steps to Draw a Rose

pretty!
You have drawn a beautiful rose. If you want to publish it on the web, make sure to scan/remake it properly first. 

Draw your wonderful!

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