How to Draw a Wild Rose

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Complete Wild Rose drawing

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Would you like to learn how to draw a wild rose? This easy, step-by-step floral drawing tutorial can help you master the wild rose outline.

There are 100 to 150 rose species, but only about 10 of them were used in the cultivation of the garden rose. That means there are a lot of wild rose types!

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As you draw this old-fashioned flower, you will notice that it doesn't look much like the roses that fill bouquets in flower shops.

Wild roses typically have a single layer of just five petals while cultivated roses are double, with multiple sets of petals that give the flower a "full" appearance.

Despite their smaller flower size, wild roses do have one advantage - their smell! Many cultivated roses have lost their sweet scent as they were selected for size and color.

But wild roses use their perfume to attract beneficial pollinators.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Easy Step by Step Rose Drawing for Kids, Rose Bush, and Rose Pixel Art.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Wild Rose

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Wild Rose Drawing - Step 1

Wild Rose step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin the wild rose outline by sketching the fuzzy flower center. Use a series of small "U" shaped lines to enclose the round shape.

Then, Use overlapping curved lines to begin sketching the petals. Notice that each petal has a small indentation on its outer edge.

Wild Rose Drawing - Step 2

Wild Rose step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Continue drawing the indented petals until you have a total of five. Use overlapping curved lines.

Wild Rose Drawing - Step 3

Wild Rose step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Next, detail your flower. Draw the pollen-containing anthers. For each, extend a short curved line from the center.

Then, draw a small oval at the tip of each line. Texture the petals with curved lines and draw leaves around the flowers. For each leaf, extend two curved lines from the flower and allow them to meet at a sharp point. Draw a line down the center of each leaf to indicate the veins.

Wild Rose Drawing - Step 4

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4. Draw stems. For each stem, extend a pair of curved lines. Then, draw leaves along the stems. Enclose the teardrop shape of each leaf, then draw a curved line down its center.

Wild Rose Drawing - Step 5

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5. Finish drawing teardrop-shaped leaves along the stems. Connect them to the main stem by drawing the curved lines of the leaf veins.

Then, draw a second rose blossom. Again, begin with the center of the flower. Use a series of small "U" shaped lines to enclose the round shape. Use a curved line to sketch the first petal.

Wild Rose Drawing - Step 6

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6. Continue to draw the petals using a series of overlapping curved lines.

Wild Rose Drawing - Step 7

Wild Rose step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Detail the second flower. Draw the pollen-containing anthers. For each, extend a short curved line from the center. Then, draw a small oval at the tip of each line. Texture the petals with curved lines and draw leaves around the flowers.

For each leaf, extend two curved lines from the flower and allow them to meet at a sharp point. Draw a line down the center of each leaf to indicate the veins.

Wild Rose Drawing - Step 8

Wild Rose step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Continue drawing stems and leaves. For each stem, extend a pair of curved lines. Then, draw leaves along the stems. Enclose the teardrop shape of each leaf, then draw a curved line down its center.

Wild Rose Drawing - Step 9

Wild Rose step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Complete your wild rose outline by drawing the final leaves. Enclose the teardrop shape of each and draw the vein down the center.

Complete Wild Rose Drawing

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Color your cartoon of a wild rose. We've shaded ours light pink.

Did you enjoy this plant drawing tutorial? Check out this visually similar dogwood flower drawing tutorial. Despite a similar form, dogwood flowers only have four petals.

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

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