How To Draw A Rose Step By Step In Procreate
This week’s tutorial is a little more advanced, so don’t be too hard on yourself; we’ll be using all free brushes found in Procreate. Once you’ve finished watching the video and finished your rose, share it on Instagram and tag me in it.
For this tutorial…
Let’s get started by grabbing our pencil, and this canvas will be 4000 x 4000 pixels, 300 DPI, and sRGB. I’ve made you a free color palette just in case you want to use the exact same colors I’m going to use today for this drawing.
Let’s start here.
It’s supposed to be natural, so it’ll be a little irregular; it doesn’t have to be perfect, but since we can just hold on to it, why not?
Kind of bring it in like this…
I’d like him to be a little more squiggly, like an S-curve, and this guy to tuck in there. Alright, that looks good. I’m just going to start erasing some of those circles so we can see a little better.
Start bringing out some more leaves
Making sure this is. Coming around like that, and maybe this guy will have a little edge to him here. And then let’s do some little. Not quite as wiggly, but maybe a little more straight-ish lines.
That makes a better shape
I’m going to delete this line and just develop that line there, with a few extras around the outside, maybe a funky one. There, okay, so that looks pretty good. I think this bit is a little tall, just to be sure.
There it is!
I’m going to use the inking brush and dry ink, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m going to reduce this to maybe 2%, because it’s far too small; it’s just a little bit too high and domey here, so that makes more sense.
Just gonna go over my lines
You never want lines to come together like this; you don’t want them all converging at the same spot. I like to do things in layers, always having a rough sketch and then doing another layer over the top just to work out some more things and then doing another final line work over that.
You might have this happen
That cup part is missing, and you’re trying to establish there and there, so you need those lines going down that would come up from the base because you’re seeing that, not just the top part of the petals.
Cause it’s a rose
Because it’s a rose, you might want to do this. Maybe not so good on that side. It’ll probably be like that, because this guy’s gonna come from somewhere, and it’s not attached to the other leaf, so you’ll have to come around there.
Actually, I’m just gonna like that
I’m just overlapping a little bit, keeping the fuzzy line, and ending up with that solid fill on the inside; I may end up making the solid fill and the rose color the same, but I’m just showing it to you this way for now.
I’m just concentrating on keeping the dark that’s closest to the bottom of the petal, if that makes sense, and having the lighter towards the top of the petal, so whatever I do on this layer will only show up what it’s attached to.
And there, that’s good.
I’m going to bring this up a little bit more, to what is that? You want to look at roses, pictures of roses in real life, and just study where the shadows and highlights are, and that will give you a better idea.
That’s looking pretty cool
You can get a different look by removing the petals and leaves, or you can have that look if you just want a more graphic look. Feel free to experiment with that, but for now, I’m going to leave them all on.
Just a few lines.
There are a few ways to draw a rose: you can just have the outlines without the fills, or you can have it a little more simplified with less detail, but hopefully that was helpful for you.
How do you draw flowers in procreate?
Create a square canvas using the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of the Procreate app, then draw leaves and flowers on separate layers with the technical pen from the inking folder. Drawing on separate layers allows you to manipulate one piece of the arrangement.