How To: Draw roses step by step

Draw roses step by step

Drawing Roses that look great isn't difficult, but it will take a little attention to detail. Apart from that it's as simple as putting your pencil to the page.

Step 1:
If you draw from life, or draw from a photo, I suggest starting the same way - outline the major shapes of the rose. When I say 'the major shapes' I mean the petals, stem and bud of the rose. I sometimes also outline the areas of most shadow as well, but remember to draw lightly at all times so you can erase your lines at the end. This step should be fairly quick to complete - you don't want to spend a long time getting your basic lines down, as they are just guide lines so no need to worry if they are not perfect.

Step 2:
Begin to darken some of the lines that make up the major shapes of the rose. If you are not sure which lines to darken, you can start with the outline. Drawing roses that look realistic will require some shading, so start to add that in now. You can see that my shading lines are a little messy, but no need to worry - at this stage those scribbled looking shadows will get more attention in the following steps.

Step 3:
Our Drawing Roses lesson is almost complete. In this step, continue on with darkening your lines, and adding in shading. Notice how the rose petals have a lot more detail in this step than they did previously. As you are adding in the darkened lines to your drawing of a rose flower remember that you can add in additional details that you did note make in your original quick sketch.

Step 4:
In this last step of drawing roses what you need to do is finish shading your drawing, and go over your major shape lines one more time. Also add in any additional lines - in my drawing I added in another part of the stem.

Watch this video drawing lesson and learn how to draw roses step by step.

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