How to Draw a Rose

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How to Draw a Rose

Hello, everybody! How to draw a rose? This question bothers all artists, both beginners and professionals. And in today’s drawing lesson we will show you the best way to draw a rose!


Step 1

At first draw an oval, tapering upwards. Under the oval draw a line, as a guide for the stem.

How to Draw a Rose step by step


Step 2

Now at the top of the oval draw a shape similar to the comma, which would become the center of the rosebud.

How to Draw a Rose with a pencil


Step 3

Start to draw the petals from the center, as in our example.

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Step 4

Using curved lines continue drawing petals. Each subsequent petal should slightly cover the previous one.

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Step 5

Continue adding petals as in our example. Note, that the each next petal should be larger than previous.

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Step 6

Now make a rosebud sleeker, slightly changing the shape of its edges.

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Step 7

Erase the guidelines. Circle the lines to make them smooth and clean. Under the rosebud draw the sepals (leaves).

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Step 8

Thicker the stem as in our example. Note, that the stem does not have to be straight.

how to draw a rose step by step with pencil


Step 9

Using smooth and curved lines draw the leafs.

how to draw a rose step by step with pencil


Step 9

Using z-shaped lines make the edges of leafs.

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Step 10

Add thorns to the stem.

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Step 11

Draw the veins on the leafs. Add some shadows to the rosebud.

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Step 12

At this step just add some shadows to the leafs and stem.

How to Draw a Rose

It was the drawing lesson about how to draw a rose step by step. We hope the tutorial was interesting and informative for you. Draw roses from different viewpoints, using photos and real roses. Goodbye!

2 Responses

  1. Paige Smith

    This is the best tutorial ever!

  2. super helpful

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