How to Draw a Rose
Roses are popular flowers that are often used as a symbol of love; however, because they are made up of many layers of petals, they are difficult to draw. Follow this realistic rose drawing tutorial on our Envato Tuts YouTube channel.
What You Will Need
You’ll need a hard pencil (HB), a medium soft pencil (2B or slightly lower), and a soft pencil (5B or lower), as well as a sheet of paper and a pencil sharpener. Do you have everything you’ll need? If so, let’s get started on our rose pencil drawing.
For maximum detail, use very light lines and no bright colors.
1. Begin by drawing small petals inside the rose, then outside the flower.
Draw an outline of the other petals and close those petals into a heart shape.
Just one more heart for your rose bouquet… attached to the bud of your rose flower drawing
Draw the heart shape in your rose sketch one more time, but this time make it less regular and more open; if you lead the lines connecting it to the bud correctly, they will create a depth effect.
Make it out of small petals first, then larger ones, and then place the bud inside a rose flower-shaped “cup” of petals.
When you’re finished, apply more pressure to the lines you want to improve.
To achieve a deeper shade of pink or fuschia, first draw lightly, then press harder.
The darker your rose, and the darker you can go, the easier it is to tell whether it is bright or muted.
If you want to post your drawing on the Internet, make sure you properly prepare the scan/photo first, using the following tutorials and resources: How to Draw a Roaring Lion Step-by-Step. 100 Easy Drawing Tutorials for Beginners.