Learn How to Draw Roses with These Easy References

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The rose is many people’s favorite flower. If you want to learn how to draw roses, I’m sharing some beautiful references for you to check out.

Below I’ve included realistic rose drawings, line rose drawings, simple rose sketches, and more. I’ve also included a few tips for learning how to draw a rose.

Gather Your Drawing Supplies

How to Draw a Rose in Three Steps

What I like about the tutorial below is that it shows us how easily a rose can be drawn in just three steps.

If you like this style of tutorial, I highly recommend checking out the artist Kate Kyehyun Park on Instagram. Kate specializes in creating beautiful botanical watercolor art.

draw a rose in 3 steps
watercolor rose

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large shaded rose

Artist Credit: babirebelo_tattoo

How to Draw Roses

When you see the number of petals on a rose, the flower can appear to be intimidating to draw. However, once you break things down step-by-step, it’s actually not as difficult as it may seem. IIt may take some time, but it isn’t actually hard to do.

line art rose

Artist Credit: inspiredbynature2.1

rose with shading

Artist Credit: matt.hack.art

rose with stem

Artist Credit: stationery_island

Rose Petals are Arranged Like a Spiral

If you look at rose petals, you’ll notice that the petals are arranged like a spiral. They look so elegant because of their smooth, curved edges.

You’ll also notice that the large petals are the outermost petals, while the small petals are located towards the center of the flower.

simple rose

Artist Credit: vivant.a.travers.lart

how to draw a rose

Artist Credit: lianalaneart

rose doodle

Artist Credit: meuamadobujo

Start with Just a Few Petals

When you first start drawing your rose, start with three or four petals going in a circular shape. At this point, you can add more petals to the outer or inner part of the flower. Do this until you’ve completed the outer ring of the flower.

As you work your way in, the petals should get smaller and smaller. Keep adding petals inside and outside of the rose to give it more volume.

rose with stem and leaves

Artist Credit: queenofchange

line art rose drawing

Artist Credit: botanicallinedrawing

top of rose

Artist Credit: chocolate_girl_.prachi

How to Draw a Rose YouTube Tutorials

If you would prefer to watch video tutorials teaching you how to draw a rose, below I’m sharing some of my favorite rose drawing tutorials on YouTube.

line art rose with pen

Artist Credit: exoprime13

hand holding rose

Artist Credit: georgiee_louu

Start with a Circle for Your Rose

The tutorial below shows us just how easy it can be to draw a rose by starting with a simple circle. It gives us advice such as overlapping the petals, the shape of the petals, and adding stems and leaves.

To finish off your rose, consider adding color by using colored pencils or watercolor paint.

detailed how to draw rose tutorial

Artist Credit: unknown

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