How to Draw a Rose in 5 Easy Steps
Why You Might Want to Learn How to Draw a Rose
When I was a young boy, I would always look for a letter in the mailbox from my dear grandfather - we called him "Papa." I could always tell the letter was from him because there would be a simply drawn cat on the outside of the envelope next to my name. It might not seem like a big deal to most adults, but as a child, those crudely drawn cats were a sign that I was special to my grandfather.
That cat has lived in my heart to this day and I often include my own little drawings on correspondence with my children and family.
Here is how I draw a rose in 5 easy steps...
Step 1: Draw a Simple Line
Please do not be intimidated about starting this drawing. I have worked as a professional artist for over 40 years and I have taught many people how to draw many things over the years. This is one of the easiest things to draw.
As with most every drawing, start with a simple line.
The line doesn't even have to be straight.
As a matter of fact, it's better if it's a bit crooked.
Place your pencil or pen on the paper and pull it downward toward you in a curving motion drawing a line about 1.5 to 2 inches long.
See how easy that is?
You have just started to learn how to draw a rose.
Step 2: Add a Circle, Halo and Lines
OK - you've got the line down on paper.
The next step is to draw a circle right at the top end of the line.
The circle should be about the size of a dime.
Just above that circle, draw a halo. The halo should not be as wide as the circle.
Next, draw two curving lines that are connected to the sides of the circle.
Step 3: Almost There
Start by making a curving line on the left of the circle - this will form the shape of a petal.
Down on the stem, draw two curving lines which extend away from the middle line, or stem.
Finally, draw a curly-cue line inside the halo at the top.
You should really begin to see the basic shape of the rose at this point in your drawing. Just 2 more steps and you'll be finished!
Step 4: Draw the Leaves for the Rose
From those curving lines you drew from the stem in the last step, carefully draw two more curved lines on the end of each of these lines.
The leaves of a rose are more circular at their base where they are attached to the stem.
At the outer end of the leaves, they come to a point.
Just draw them like you see here in the picture.
Step 5: Add the Final Touches
By this stage, you can clearly see the rose.
Finish it up by adding some simple shading on the leaves, as shown.
Next, add some shading to the rose bud and petals.
Finally, make the stem line a bit stronger and add some thorns - after all, what is a rose without some thorns, right?
Congratulations - you are now able to draw a simple rose.
So What? You Can Draw a Rose
So it's pretty simple to draw a rose, right? Now what are you going to do with this new found talent of yours? Well, maybe you can use it come Valentine's Day and draw a single rose on the envelope or inside the card next to your romantic message?
I know the drawing my grandfather used to put on the letters he wrote to me made them very unique and personal - they became very special to me.
So, take this talent of yours and go make life special for yourself and for those you love.
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