How to Draw a Black and White Rose

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Learn how to draw a great looking Black and White Rose with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Black and White Rose.

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Would you like to learn how to draw a black and white rose? This easy, step-by-step flower drawing tutorial will help you master the black and white rose outline.

What do the black and white roses in this illustration make you think of? Do they remind you of the style and fashion of Cruella Deville?

Or perhaps they call to mind the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland? Maybe you simply imagine the artistry of black and white film photography.

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Roses are rife with meaning and have been so for centuries. In the secret language of floriography, white roses can mean reverence, loyalty, love, and the spiritual aspects of death.

A white rose appears on the tarot card meaning death.

Black roses, too, may symbolize tragedy, death, or mourning. Bouquets of black and white roses called "ghost roses" have become associated with Halloween.

Did you know? There is no naturally occurring truly black rose. Some roses are a deep purple verging on black.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Dead Rose, Hibiscus, and Lavender.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Black and White Rose

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How to Draw a Great Looking Black and White Rose for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

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1. Begin the black and white rose outline by sketching the stem. First, use a pair of long, "S" shaped curved lines to sketch the primary stem. At the bottom, allow the lines to meet at a point.

Draw pairs of curved lines extending from the sides of the stem to create smaller twigs.

At the tip of one twig, use curved lines that meet at points to outline the sepals - small leaves that grow beneath every flower.

Easy Black and White Rose Drawing - Step 2

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2. Next, begin sketching the rose. Use long curved lines to begin sketching the edges of the petals.

Easy Black and White Rose Drawing - Step 3

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3. Complete the outline of the rosebud, using overlapping curved lines to sketch the edges of the petals.

Easy Black and White Rose Drawing - Step 4

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4. Use curved lines and add additional petals. Draw a spiral-shaped line in the center of the flower. Then, begin sketching the second blossom.

Use curved lines that meet at points to form the sepals, and a long curved line that doubles back upon itself to sketch the first petal.

Easy Black and White Rose Drawing - Step 5

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5. Continue to sketch the petals. Use long curved lines, and double them back at a point.

Easy Black and White Rose Drawing - Step 6

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6. Use a long curved line to fully enclose the rose. Use additional curved lines to further detail the petals.

Easy Black and White Rose Drawing - Step 7

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7. Use long, curved lines to add additional outer petals to the second rose. Then, extend another set of parallel lines from the stem.

Add More Details to Your Black and White Rose Picture - Step 8

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8. Draw teardrop-shaped leaves of different sizes on the small twigs, or attach them to the stem with a curved line.

Complete the Outline of Your Black and White Rose Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete the black and white rose outline by detailing the leaves. Draw a long curved line down the center of each to form the central vein.

Then, extend shorter lines on each side of it. Additionally, add small triangle-shaped thorns to the sides of the stem.

Color Your Black and White Rose Drawing

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Color your black and white cartoon roses by shading the stem and some of the leaves.

For more great Roses drawing tutorials, see the 50 Step-by-Step Roses Drawing Guides post.

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