How to Draw a Rose and Heart

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Complete Rose and Heart drawing

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Looking for the perfect gift for the one you love? Learn how to draw a rose and heart to create a unique card for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or just to say how much you care.

Have you ever heard this nursery rhyme from 1784?

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"The rose is red, the violet’s blue
The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
Thou are my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine;
The lot was cast and then I drew;
And Fortune said it should be you."

Since that time, the phrase "roses are red, violets are blue" has become a standard for Valentine's Day.

What color will you make the roses on this card? Will they be the classic red, or will you use them to display your unique creativity?

It doesn't matter whether you have any skills or experience in drawing.

This step-by-step tutorial will help you quickly master the rose and heart outline.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Valentine Bear, Heart Pixel Art, and Heart Tree.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a a Rose and Heart

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Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 1

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1. Begin the rose and heart outline by drawing the heart. Use curved lines to sketch this classic shape. Notice how the lines overlap when the lobes meet.

Then, begin drawing the first petal of the rose. Use a long curved line and double it back upon itself to sketch the edge of the petal.

Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 2

Rose and Heart step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Continue drawing the rose, erasing as necessary. Use winding "Y" shaped lines and overlapping curved lines of various lengths.

Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 3

Rose and Heart step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Use overlapping curved lines to complete the outline of the rose blossom.

Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 4

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4. Next, begin sketching a second rose, erasing as necessary. Again, use overlapping curved lines to create the petals.

Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 5

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5. Complete the second rose with a series of curved lines. Don't forget the spiral-shaped line at the center of the flower.

Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw yet another rosebud at the top of the heart. Use overlapping curved lines to outline the bloom and its petals.

Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 7

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7. Detail the coiled petals of the third flower using curved lines. Then, draw large leaves below the heart and flowers. Use curved lines for the leaf veins and to outline the edges of the leaves.

Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 8

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8. Draw more leaves peeking out from the side and top of the heart. For each leaf, use pairs of curved lines that meet at points. Give some a central vein using a third curved line.

Rose and Heart Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete your rose and heart outline by drawing leaves along the remaining side and bottom of the heart. For each leaf, use pairs of curved lines that meet at points. Give some a central vein using a third curved line.

Complete Rose and Heart Drawing

Rose and Heart step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon of a rose and a heart. We've shaded ours red, with red and yellow roses. Did you know? Red roses can be given to symbolize love, while yellow roses mean friendship.

For more great Roses drawing tutorials, see the 50 Easy to Draw Roses Drawing Tutorials post.

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