Roses are one of the favorite flowers. They are the most common flowers on greeting cards. They are also engraved on many various objects. Roses are also embroidered on many fabrics like hand napkins, table clothes, etc. Hence, learning to draw roses can help you not just to draw these flowers better, but also help you to create various crafts. So, without further ado, here are the various steps with pictures that will guide you in drawing roses.
How to Draw a Rose
The first step is just to draw two oval circles. The shape of these circles, will change depending upon the angle at which the flower is viewed from. Here is a ¾ th top angle of the rose. These two circles are nothing but just light guidelines for drawing the inner compact bud like structure with petals, and the outer more open petals of the rose.
Now, start shading. Before you start with shading, you can consider erasing the guidelines with a kneadable eraser. For shading, you can use various medium. Colored pencils, simple brush strokes, pencil, mechanical pens, sketch pens, charcoal, etc. can be used for shading. Here a sharp pencil is used. The shading is done from the inside to outside. Sharp and fine lines are used to shade.
Finally, in a similar manner do shading or the stem and the leaves, and your rose drawing is complete. Feel free to try colored pencil techniques while shading or coloring the roses. Adding color will make your drawing look even more beautiful.
More Rose Drawings
Roses with Ribbon
Here is a drawing of roses with stem and ribbon. You can draw such a roses and paint it with some colors. Drawings like this will make a good front page for a greeting card.
Front View Rose
Here is a simple front view of a rose. Mostly a 3/4 view of the rose is drawn showing the inside petals. Here is a front view of the rose where, less of the inside and more of the front of the rose is shown.
Red Color Roses
Here is a detailed drawing of two roses. You can notice the details with which the drawings has been done. You can also notice various details on the green leaves in this drawing.
Here are multiple roses. These are simple drawings which are painted with watercolors. You can see how the leaves are added to give some depth. Once you are good with drawings, consider directly painting the roses with a brush.
This was all about how to draw a rose. You can start drawing with a simple rose, and with practice you will get better. Then try coloring your drawings. So, follow the above-mentioned steps and draw beautiful roses, and make attractive handmade crafts with those drawings. Good luck!