Introduction: How to Draw a Red Rose

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In this how to, I will be guiding you step by step in the process of drawing a beautiful red rose. Be sure to see the following steps provided by myself :). All images provided by I 365 Art.

There are 9 steps in total. Some tools you will need:

-a nice eraser

If you are doing this digitally, I would suggest using a decent pen tablet for this.

Step 1: Step 1

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Start off by drawing the rose petals. By the end of this tutorial, you should have about as many rose petals as in the preview picture :).

Step 2: Step 2

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Remember that the rose petals are not going to look exactly alike. Add some diversity to your petals.

Step 3: Step 3

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The different shapes of the rose petals are what make it such a beautiful flower.

Step 4: Step 4

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Notice that my rose is beginning to appear more layered as I go.

Step 5: Step 5

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This should be about the halfway mark at this point.

Step 6: Step 6

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The rose is becoming a lot more fleshed and is beginning to look, well, more like a rose! Almost there!

Step 7: Step 7

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This is the very last step for the actual rose. Now we move on to the leaves and stem!

Step 8: Step 8

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Draw some slender and slightly pointed leaves from underneath the rose bud. 

Step 9: Step 9

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For the last step, draw in your stem. And that's that! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions, feel free to write them below. Also, feel free to visit my daily art blog I 365 Art to see what i've been brewing lately! ;D


NandanaM (author)2017-10-04


Emily19 (author)2017-02-21

I learned to draw following an easy technique I found HERE.

InfraredUniverse (author)2016-05-24

I'm so glad that it worked! The steps were easy!

NourM4 (author)2016-03-20

realy thankyou

BrandiD5 made it! (author)2016-03-10

Thank you. This is very straight forward and helpful!

JulieM94 made it! (author)2016-01-03

This tutorial was very helpful thank you ?

Keiah made it! (author)2015-07-18

I made it✔️

aiden808 (author)2015-04-07

talzigzag (author)2014-12-27

Amazing tutorial!

kristina.vu1 (author)2014-10-06

thank you so much! very helpful, here is mine:

TieDIY (author)2014-05-16

Cool! I use this all the time! Here's mine ;-D

thematthatter (author)2012-05-27

I tried to do it in illustrator, i am brand new to illustrator so i still got some work to do.

That's great! Keep it up!

MakeItWithJason (author)2013-04-08

Thanks for the great digital instructable! Hope you'll check out my tutorial, too!

I use a Wacom Bamboo for my computer sketching.

adriana1616 (author)2012-11-09

i will try in the old-fashioned style (pencil and paper) n_n

thanks! explicit and simple :)

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