How to Draw a Rose

Learn how to draw a rose in five easy steps

How to Draw a Rose


Today i’m going to show you how to draw a rose. Seems easy right? Well, it is! (the hardest part is the leaves, and that just takes a little practice.)

You will need a pencil, an eraser and a piece of paper.

Let’s get started!

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Draw a slightly wavy line that grows a bit thinner towards the top.

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Petiole – The tiny stem holding all the leaflets.

Petiolul – a subdivision of the petiole that connects a leaflet to the petiole.

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Rose leaves are ovate. This means they look sort of like large, round eyes.

Here are some pictures of rose leaves that might be helpful to use as a reference.

Now we will start drawing the bud of our rose.

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Make a “U” shape at the top of your stem to create the lower portion of the rose bud.

Erase any over lapping lines on the leaflets.

Last Step!

A long time ago, I taught myself this trick for drawing the inside of a rose:

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Draw a spiral at the end of your “U” shape to create the look of swirling petals.

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Now you’re done! Look at your lovely rose!


For more information about roses:

Visit the American Rose Society or read this Wikipedia article on roses.


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Author: Catazoa

Illustrator and Multimedia Artist

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