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How to Draw a Beautiful Rose

Updated on March 17, 2019

There's honestly nothing more beautiful than a rose! I thought I'd present you all with a tutorial based off of one of my favorite flowers of all time. 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.


Origin Of The Rose

According the research, the rose flower has existed for more than 35 million years! That's likely older than humans and many other species of creatures that exist on planet Earth today! There are many different species of roses around the world, many of them being native to Asia, as well as in various parts of Europe and North America.

The rose is widely known for it's beauty and intoxicating fragrance. Not only is the rose beautiful in its appearance, but it also holds a lot of significants in many cultures around the world. Roses come in many colors and sizes, ranging from small to large. Some notable rose colors are red, yellow, pink, white orange purple and and green. Yes, green, believe it or not!

Roses come in various shapes, colors and sizes.
Roses come in various shapes, colors and sizes.

Things You'll Need

Before we begin, I have made a checklist of some of the supplies you'll be needing in order to draw your rose. Let's go through the list together!

  • A sharpened pencil. This doesn't have to be anything special. A standard pencil will do for beginners.
  • A good eraser. Large rubber erasers work well for this!
  • A4 sheet of paper
  • A flat surface like a desk or table. If you're drawing this in a public space, a hard textbook can make a great surface as well.
  • Last but not least, you might need a little bit of patience depending on your experience with art. You might need to erase and redraw things often, but it's all part of the learning process I suppose!

Step 1

Start off by drawing the petals one by one. Each petal should look somewhat different from one another. If it helps at all, you can get a good idea of how to draw a rose by looking at one in real time or by finding a reference picture.

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. The above step's image should give you an idea of the style you will be going for with these side petals. Be creative and try to have a little fun when doing this step!

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 if at all possible.

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! Again, it doesn't have to be exactly identical as what you see here in the example images, but it's just to give you an idea of how you may want to the completed rose bud should look. 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! The finished drawing should look similar to what is pictured here.

Final Thoughts

How did you do? Was this article helpful to you at all? If so, feel free to leave a comment and/or an image of your completed rose. I hope you enjoyed this hub!

*All images used in this hub are drawn by myself. Photographs used in this hub were obtained legally through google.*


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      Jose Juan Gutierrez 

      6 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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      7 years ago

      Best for Valentine's Day,so cute:)

    • Shawnte87 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

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      Dawn A. Harden 

      7 years ago from CT-USA

      Seems easy enough -will try it out. Thanks.

    • Shawnte87 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you! :)

    • craftdrawer profile image


      7 years ago

      Very nice!!


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