Learning how to draw a rose is not as hard as you might think. The hardest part is figuring out which specific rows you want to draw. Roses are notoriously difficult to draw, but with a few tips and tricks we have to round up some really great tutorials to help you learn how to draw a rose. For a quick recap, you could learn how to draw a rose simply by watching the aforementioned video above. Alternatively, read on for an even more in depth, written article which goes into more detail about this drawing exercise.
The first set of drawing lessons begins with the foundation on how to draw a rose. To start with you will need to look at a photograph or picture of a real rose. Try to identify all the different parts of the rows, starting with the petals, then the entire rose itself. This will give you an idea of what you will be working on as you continue your lessons.
Step one – Start with a blank piece of paper, preferably a cardboard. Next draw a basic rose shape, starting with the flower’s head and proceeding down each petal. Note: you don’t need to draw each petal in perfect symmetry; remember, in the next step you will be expanding and changing the shapes of the rose’s petals to make them unique and individual.
Step two – Expand your rose shape with some more of these simple but distinctive sketches. Remember, you’re only looking to expand the areas of the actual flower. In the next step you will start adding in more of the typical rose’s features such as its heart shape, fragrance, leaves, and flowers. Keep in mind that you’re looking to improve the overall “look” of your rose. Choose your colors carefully, and be sure to change them frequently according to which stage of growth your rose is in.
Step three – Finally, add in some more of the more common traits associated with roses. For example, do you see the petals being folded in a way that resembles a berry? How about a red rose with a green stem and yellow color around the bud? Draw these out and see if it matches your original sketch. If not, try a different angle or change the color.
Step four – Add in your most recognizable features of your rose such as its heart shape, fragrance, and leaves. Try to keep everything uniform so that it looks like one big, beautiful rose. Next you’ll want to expand your heart shape. Keep it roughly the same size all the way around, though don’t go too small or it might appear clumped. Also, don’t draw a big circle near the center of your petals as this will just look like more heart shaped petals.
Step five – Finally, bring everything together. You can draw a rose more realistically by using the most common petals you will use. These are usually the rounded ones on the bottom and the widest at the top. Simply take all your rounded petals and combine them into one neat, colorful bunch. Apply the same shading techniques you used throughout the sketch to make your petals appear layered.
In conclusion, remember that petals are just the start of a rose’s crowning glory. There is much more to drawing a real rose than just its beauty and fragrance. By learning how to draw a rose in the right way, you will become the Rose Gardener that you have always dreamed of being.
By following these simple steps you will begin to develop a natural talent for drawing roses. You will develop a true understanding of light and shadow, how to apply a shading mask to give your petals a three dimensional appearance, and an ability to build up your petals so that they look like a work of art. So the next time you want to draw a rose remember to follow these simple steps. You will find that your artwork will improve greatly.
If you would like additional assistance with your rose drawing skills, there is a very easy way to improve them. It uses the pen and paper technique known as watercolor technique. This technique is very similar to the classic pen and pencil drawing methods but the difference is that you add drops of water to your paint’s giving them that wet, smoky look. With watercolor, you will quickly discover that your petals come alive! The process is really quite simple, and once you get the hang of it you will be amazed at how good you can draw a rose with just a few drops of water.
By combining these simple rose techniques with the step by step guide below you will be well on your way to developing your amazing talents as a tattoo artist. Remember that even if you are only starting out you need to start somewhere. You can always go back to step one if you feel that you don’t have what it takes to follow the steps above, or take a class to learn the watercolor technique.