So you want to learn how to draw a rose but have no idea where to start. The good news is there are many ways for you to complete a good rose drawing, they range from very easy pencil drawings and outline rose shapes to more complex realistic rose drawings. Ideally you should start at the level that you find most comfortable with. This way you will not get too frustrated if you have a problem implementing your ideas into a finished rose masterpiece.
So let’s begin with some of the most common problems that I see from beginners when it comes to learning how to draw a rose. The first obvious mistake that beginners make is an incorrect use of an eraser. To draw a rose using an eraser wastes too much color and gets the picture too busy. When drawing with an eraser, you should use one very light stroke, not a couple. Try drawing with the lightest stroke possible and you will see how well the color will blend together.
The second mistake is an incorrect understanding of how the different parts of a rose stem work. The best way to draw a rose stem is with a focus on the stem itself. To draw a rose on a flat surface you would focus on the length and width of the stem. As you gain experience with this, you will also become familiar with how other parts of the stem fit together to form the stem. With time, you will be able to draw any type of rose in this manner.
Another common mistake that beginners make is an over-focus on how a rose stem looks. There are two main things to pay attention to when drawing a rose, those are the flowers on the stem and the leaves that surround them. In general, if you look at a flower without having the focus on how it looks, you will have a hard time drawing it because you will be distracted by how it looks. This is the same thing when trying to draw a rose.
The third step is to understand that the dominant color in a flower is usually found along the stem or on the area surrounding it. You will notice that the majority of the flowers in a bouquet are found in the center. If you concentrate on the middle of the flower, you will have a difficult time drawing out the shapes on the flowers. In order to draw a rose, you must pay attention to how it looks and choose the best colors that compliment the most dominant color found there.
The fourth step is to remember that a petal is not a simple circle. Most people draw petals as if they are made up of simple cubes, but they are not. A petal is actually made up of six basic shapes that each will represent a different part of the flower. Think of each shape as having a little sliver attached to it that represents the six different parts of the flower.
The fifth step is to remember that the petals are the main part of the flower, and they are made up of six equal sides. The heart shape should be the largest of the six and the other five petals should just be thicker than the heart. Remember that the angle of the rose’s stem is a major factor in determining the overall appearance of the flower. A straight stem will always look more open than a curved stem. A big heart shape will always draw more attention than a smaller heart shape. Also, a big heart will always have thinner petals then a smaller heart.
The final step for learning how to draw a rose is to use the previous steps to your advantage. Once you understand what each part of the flower does, you can start to blend in the different aspects of the petals and the heart shape to create the desired effect. As you practice you will be able to create more complicated rose designs and will find that your skill will improve as time goes by. Keep practicing and you will find that your talents in drawing roses will grow as you become more advanced.