How to Draw a Rose Outline

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Would you like to learn how to draw a rose outline? These pretty flowers will look great as a pencil or pen-and-ink sketch, or you can shade them like a coloring book.

Roses have been lauded throughout history for their beauty and scent. They have also been a symbol of goddesses like Aphrodite. In Christianity, the rosary was named for this flower.

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Roses frequently appear in artwork. They have also been used to communicate feelings. Red roses mean love, and pink roses indicate gratitude. Yellow roses indicate friendship, and white roses are for loyalty and purity.

What color will your roses be?

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Magnolia Flowers, Tulip, and Daffodil.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Rose Outline

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Rose Outline Drawing - Step 1

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1. Begin the rose sketch by sketching the first rosebud. Start with a spiral line in the center. Then, draw a series of curved lines around it to form the edges of the petals.

Rose Outline Drawing - Step 2

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2. Use long, sweeping curved lines to sketch the outer petals of the rose.

Rose Outline Drawing - Step 3

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3. Continue drawing the outer petals using long curved lines. Extend a pair of lines from the base of the flower and allow them to meet at a sharp point. This indicates the rose's stem.

Rose Outline Drawing - Step 4

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4. Begin drawing the second flower. Use curved lines to sketch the narrow heart shape of the outer petal. Then, use a series of short lines that meet at sharp points to form the sepals, tiny leaves that sprout from the base of the flower.

Next, extend a pair of curved lines to form the stem. Let the lines meet at a point at the end.

Rose Outline Drawing - Step 5

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5. Continue drawing the petals of the second flower outline. Use curved "Y" shaped lines to indicate the areas where the petals overlap.

Rose Outline Drawing - Step 6

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6. Continue sketching the blooming rose. At the center, draw a "Y" shaped line with a spiral arm. Then, use curved lines to sketch the edges of the petals. Between the flowers, sketch a long, narrow "V" shaped line.

Rose Outline Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw a tightly closed rosebud at the tip of the stem. Use a series of curved lines to create the flower bud. At the bottom, enclose the triangular sepals. Then, connect the flower to the stem using a small half-circle.

Rose Outline Drawing - Step 8

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8. Draw a spiral near the top of the third flower. Then, draw leaves. Extend long curved lines from the stem. Next, use curved lines to enclose the teardrop shapes of the leaves around the leaf veins.

Rose Outline Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete your rose sketch by drawing additional leaves. Use curved lines to create the leaf veins and to outline the sides of the leaves.

Complete Rose Outline Drawing

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Color your cartoon roses. These flowers can make up a bouquet or keep growing straight from the rose bush!

For more great Roses drawing tutorials, see the 50 Easy Roses Art Projects for Kids post.

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