How to draw a rose. Step-by-step drawing tutorial.
Updated: Sep 21, 2022
In one of the previous tutorials, we drew a tea rose. In this tutorial, we will be drawing a floribunda rose. Floribunda rose flowers usually open more than tea rose flowers, and they also grow in clusters. The arrangement of the petals of such a rose is quite complicated, but if you carefully examine such a flower close up, you can easily see how they open in a circle, overlapping each other.
Step 1. Draw the outline of the entire rose flower
Use a blunt-tipped HB pencil. Preferably, draw on the Bristol board.
In this step, draw the outline of the entire rose flower. At this point, you don't need to curve the lines, just use the straight lines that connect and intersect each other.
Step 2. Outline the petals of the rose.
In this step, start drawing the spiraling petals of the rose.
Step 3. Continue adding the contours of the inner rose petals.
Step 4. Draw the center petals of the rose.
For the inner petals of our rose, we use rounded lines as the lines are getting smaller and they are too close to each other.
Step 5. Round the outer rose petals and start shading the petals.
Take the HB pencil to shade the petals as shown below, avoiding the place where the water drops are located - this area must be hatched separately.
Step 6. Finish the rose shading. Add leaves.
Continue shading the rose with light strokes. Add the leaves below the rose. When shading the leaves, the descending hatching lines follow the slope of the leaf surface; thanks to the pattern formed by hatching, the veins become visible.