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How to draw a beautiful rose

Updated on October 31, 2012

With Valentine's day just around the corner, I thought I'd present you all with a tutorial themed after the month of love. In this hub, I will be teaching you how to draw a beautiful rose in just a few easy steps. Maybe you're someone who doesn't have a lot of money to spare this year, but you're looking for something to give to your loved one.

Art is one of the greatest gifts anyone can give to their loved ones. Not only is it a timeless gift but it's one that comes directly from the heart. If you're looking to do something romantic for him or her this year, why not give them a hand drawn rose made by you. You don't have to be a skilled artist to do this, you just need a good reference. Keep reading to find out more.


Step 1

Start off by drawing the petals one by one. Each petal should look somewhat different from one another.

Step 2

Keep in mind that a rose is unlike any other flower. The petals of a rose have different shapes and features and no one rose looks exactly the same. Make some petals that curl over some.

Step 3

Side petals usually curl inward more. Here is an example of what I'm referring to.

Step 4

As you continue to work on the petals, try to make your rose appear as if it is blooming. The inner petals should be a lot smaller than the outer petals as well.

Step 5

Focus on the detail of the central petals in this step. Draw them as neatly as you can.

Step 6

Once you are finished with the petals in the center, start working on the exterior petals. Remember, outer petals should become larger as you go.

Step 7

Your completed rose bud should look something like this! Now, on to the stem!

Step 8

Draw in some thin leaves at the base of the rose bud.

Step 9

Draw in a simple stem as shown in the step 9 image. Now your rose is complete!

Have a safe and happy Valentine's Day!


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      Jose Juan Gutierrez 

      5 years ago from Mexico City

      Beautiful drawing!

      Voted up!

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      6 years ago

      i love this rose for my mom birthday

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      6 years ago

      this rose is nice for my mom

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      Diana perez 

      6 years ago

      Your roses r super incredible and awesome. I hope I can be an artist like u. Thank u for showing the steps it's kind of easy know.

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      J. Opdycke 

      6 years ago

      Very Pretty

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful, I will soon attempt to recreate it.

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      6 years ago

      Best for Valentine's Day,so cute:)

    • Shawnte87 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Good luck! I hope I made it simple enough ^^.

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      Dawn A. Harden 

      6 years ago from CT-USA

      Seems easy enough -will try it out. Thanks.

    • Shawnte87 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you! :)

    • craftdrawer profile image


      6 years ago

      Very nice!!


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