Learn how to draw a great looking Realistic Rose Flower with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Realistic Rose Flower.
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"I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Along with the sunshine,
there's gotta be a little rain sometime." - "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," song by Lynn Anderson
Would you like to learn how to draw a realistic and beautiful rose flower? This easy, step-by-step flower drawing tutorial can help you master the realistic rose flower outline.
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Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet?" According to William Shakespeare, it would. The rose is a much-storied flower. It's been the subject of songs, floriography messages, myths, and gifts of joy and sadness.
There are about 100 species of roses, and most come from the Northern Hemisphere. Roses make beautiful flowers with a pleasant scent. The petals and the fruit of the rose, called rose hips, are used in making foods, teas, and medicines.
For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Rose with a Stem or Cross with a Rose Drawing tutorials.
See also Cute Rose Drawing for Beginners.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Realistic Rose Flower
How to Draw a Great Looking Realistic Rose Flower for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the realistic rose flower outline by sketching the rosebud center of the flower. Use overlapping curved lines to create an irregular spiral shape. From the top of this, extend a series of overlapping curved lines to trace the tops of the petals.
Easy Realistic Rose Flower Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw lines in a curved "Y" shape below the center of the beautiful rosebud. Then, draw more curved lines branching from these. This outlines the tops of many petals.
Easy Realistic Rose Flower Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw curved lines that meet in inward or outward-facing points above the top of the bloom. Allow the lines to connect, and to reach the top of the rosebud. This outlines more petal tops.
Easy Realistic Rose Flower Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw another curved, "Y" shaped line beneath the flower, connected to the petals on both sides. On one side, extend a curved line from the top of a petal and wrap it around the flower.
Easy Realistic Rose Flower Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw long, wavy lines on each side of the flower. Below one petal, draw a long, narrow "Y" shaped line.
Easy Realistic Rose Flower Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw the big, downturned tips of the outer petals. Use long curved lines and double them back upon themselves.
Easy Realistic Rose Flower Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw more petals at the top of the flower, using long curved lines for each. Fill in the sides of petals visible at the sides of the flower, using vertical curved lines.
Add More Details to Your Realistic Rose Flower Picture - Step 8
8. Draw another outer petal. Use overlapping curved lines. Then, extend a pair of curved lines below the lowest petal and allow them to meet at a sharp point. This will become one of the sepals or small leaves at the base of the blossom.
Complete the Outline of Your Realistic Rose Flower Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your realistic rose flower outline by extending two pairs of lines below the flower and allowing each pair to meet at points, forming the remaining sepals.
Then, extend a pair of parallel vertical lines. This represents the beautiful flower's stem. Along the side of the stem, enclose a small curved rectangle to indicate the thorn.
Color Your Realistic Rose Flower Drawing
Color your cartoon rose blossom. We've shaded ours in red, one of the most popular rose colors.
For more great Valentine's Day drawing tutorials, see the 15 Easy and Fun Valentine's Day Drawing Ideas post.
For more easy rose drawing tutorials, see the collection of Cute Rose Art Projects.
For all flower drawings, see the Cute Art Projects to Learn How to Draw Flowers with Step-by-Step Guides page.
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