Sketch a rose with a pencil with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Simple drawing for kids and beginners.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
With your ruler, draw a line through the center of your canvas.
With your 2H pencil, sketch a pentagon. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but try to keep it proportionate. This pentagon will be the size of your rose, so make it as big as you want. Leave some space for the leaves on the sides.
Repeat the previous step by sketching a backward pentagon. Make it smaller, as shown in the diagram.
Pay special attention to this step. We will draw this smaller pentagon above the rest. Think of it like this, the outer petals are wider open and therefore closer to the ground, while the center remains closed in a cup-like shape. The pentagon we are drawing will be the top of that cup.
Following the above step, we will now draw the rest of the “cup” with an irregular “U” shape.
Add instructions for the center of the rose
Since this step will be a bit confusing to explain, I made sure to mark the shapes in the order you need to draw them. It’s all about pentagons from different angles. The angular difference decreases as the pentagons get smaller, but making sure they don’t point in the same direction is enough.
Draw three leaves as shown below and make sure that at least two of them are facing each other.
How to draw and shade rose petals
And that’s it. We have instructions for our commission. So what now? How do we go from lines and shapes to rose petals and leaves?
Before we start drawing rose petals, it is important that we learn how rose petals work and how to shade them properly in every position and angle.
Rose petals change as they grow. They go from round and small hexagons to rounder and larger pentagons. Rose petals grow in layers from the center of the rose, and even when the rose is open, it still has a cup-like shape filled with unopened petals.
As the petals begin to open, the apex usually curves outward, giving the rose its distinctive and seductive beauty. This is a simple fold for young petals, while for larger petals it is usually a narrow double fold in the middle. (Check diagram for more details)
Shading rose petals
Roses are not always red. Color and volume make the values change; What hasn’t changed, however, is how the light works with roses. Since we can’t have a light source inside the rose, the darkest part will always be the center.
In this case, the light is coming from above, so the darkest part of the rose gate will be the base which becomes darker as we get closer to the middle.
Start drawing the petals
Now that we know how to draw rose petals, we will start drawing our rose. Remember that the petals at the base are wider and flatter than those in the middle. Let’s start with the first petal and draw the rest on top of them.
Draw the second layer of petals
Do the same for the second layer, but smaller. Remember to use curved shapes and organic lines.
Draw the heart
Using the instructions in Part 2, draw the rest of the petals. Remember, these petals are shaped like a cup, and they only bend at the top.
Rose leaves are pointed and have sharp, dented edges, so using your instructions as a base, add the leaves to the rose.
Cover the first layer of petals
Erase what’s shown in your tutorial and keep in mind the petal shading instructions in Part 2. With our 2B Pencil, we’ll shade each petal and keep the shading brighter on the outside of the flower. petal.
Shade the second layer of the petals
Do the same for the second layer. Build a few more layers of graphite in the crevices where the petals overlap.
Shading among the roses
With our 4B pencil we will color the middle of our rose. Remember that this is the darkest part, especially the base of the petals. Shade and blend between leaving the top of the petals free of graphite.
Since the center of the rose is the part that determines the value of the flower, we will now add contrast to the base layers with our 4B pencil, especially for the near-mids. more attentive.
With the 4B pencil, we’re giving more definition to our rose petals. Make sure to pencil the tip very thin for this step and carefully outline the petals and leaves of the rose.
Shade for leaves
As for the leaves, we will first uniformly cover them with graphite. The green of the rose leaves is more valuable than the rose petals, so there won’t be any white highlights here.
Shade the first half, starting from the middle and right part of the base. Remember to add more layers of graphite towards our rose overlap.
Shade the other side of the leaf, doing the exact opposite of the other half, leaving the center and base and outlines shaded. Do the same for the other two leaves.
Now that you have the basic shading, add contrast by building more layers of graphite over the shaded areas. Add ridges and make them noticeable by removing some of the graphite right next to the lines with your precision eraser.