Learning to draw is always a fun activity for kids. This how to draw a rose step by step tutorial will make drawing this beautiful flower super easy, which makes it perfect for beginners as well as kids. With the help of just a few simple shapes and strokes, you will be drawing dozens of roses with perfect ease in no time.
Roses are, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous and iconic flowers. This tutorial aims to capture the beauty and essence of a rose in its simple and elegant form. The steps are clear and easy to follow. When you initially look at the drawing of a rose, it can look very challenging and difficult to draw. But in our tutorial, we have broken down the steps into very easy ones that will give the beginner a wonderful and wholesome experience.
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How to Draw a Rose: Easy Step by Step for Beginners and Kids
Materials needed for your drawing
- A sheet of paper
- Color pencils
- And this tutorial of course!
Begin your rose drawing, by drawing an oval shape. This is the centre of your flower. It does not have to be flawless, as nothing in nature seems to be. Any way you draw it, your rose will look great. It is best to use a light pencil because as a beginner, you might make some mistakes and want to erase them in the process. Using a light pencil is thus recommended.
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Draw a tiny spiral inside the oval. The direction of the spiral is not significant, nor is the number of turns.
Draw a heart around the spiral – begin at the top with the heart cleft touching the oval shape. Again, do not worry about the shape of the heart. The left and right side don’t have to look the same. Other parts of the heart don’t have to touch the oval shape, but there is nothing wrong if they do.
A rose is a bundle of petals that spread out starting from the centre. To capture this in your drawing, draw a line following the heart shape – begin at the top and do a nice curvy shape (like a very loose letter S). Make a pointy (V) shape. Bring it to the bottom of the heart. This is how you draw the petals of the heart. Start with the tight petals that are right around the centre. As you move outwards, make the petals wider to show that they are opening up.
Next, make a similar shape on the other end of the heart, this time without the pointy tip. Draw the line so that it touches the previous shape. Again, this is the petal of the rose. Keep adding petals like this to your drawing of the rose. You can make some of the petals pointy as well. It is easy to draw them if you think of the petals as the letters C and D. Use these shapes to draw the petals. Petals do not form in patters on neat straight rows. They overlap each other alternately, getting bigger and wider as you move further out from the centre. It is helpful to keep this in mind while you draw. Also, all petals don’t look the same and neither do they have the same characteristics. Some can be rounded while others can be pointy. Some can have rips or tears and others can be crinkly or curled. You do not have to attempt to make them all look similar or symmetric. It is perfectly okay for them to look different!
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Now draw a U shape. It is better if you make it a bit curvy at the top. You can now see the blossom of your rose forming. Keep adding petals as well. Try to make sure that flower, although not symmetrical, looks balanced on all the sides.
Now it is time to add a few details. For this you must draw a curved line from the tip of the V to the bottom of the blossom. Also, in case your heart shape doesn’t touch the oval on the sides, add two lines connecting the oval shape to the heart shape.
Draw a few sepals under your rose.
Draw the stem like a noodle under the body of your rose. Add a leaf on the stem.
Once your drawing is complete and you are happy with your rose, you can draw over it with a darker pencil. This step is optional.
Color your rose drawing red, or any other color you like. Sharpen your color pencils before you start because sharpened pencils give the best effect. Just like the drawing, start coloring from the centre and work your way outwards. Think of each petal as an individual unit of its own.
Your rose is now complete and surely beautiful. We hope this tutorial helped you. But as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. To perfect the skill of drawing roses, the only way is to keep drawing more and more of them. All the best and keep drawing!