This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how to draw a stunning rose, making it ideal for beginners and kids alike. With just a few simple shapes and strokes, you’ll be able to create dozens of roses effortlessly. As with our other drawing guides, we’ve provided a printable template to practice anywhere you go.
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Roses are undeniably one of the most exquisite and fragrant flowers. In this tutorial, we’ve simplified the process to make it accessible to everyone, regardless of their skill level. While roses may seem challenging to draw, we assure you that this method is not. We’ve tested it with multiple beginners who were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of their finished roses.
Are you ready to get started? Grab your favorite marker or pencil, and let’s begin!
How to Draw a Rose – Step by Step Guide for Kids and Beginners
What you’ll need:
- Our rose-directed drawing template (available at the end of the tutorial)
- Sheet of paper and a printer
- Your favorite drawing marker or pencil
- Coloring supplies if you want to add color to your drawing
Begin by drawing an oval shape, which will serve as the base of your rose. Remember, it doesn’t need to be perfect as nature is full of imperfections. No matter how you draw it, your rose will look great.
Inside the oval, draw a small spiral. The direction and number of turns in the spiral are not important.
Surround the spiral with a heart shape. Begin at the top with the heart cleft touching the oval shape. The sides of the heart don’t need to be symmetrical, so don’t worry about making them identical.
You can let other parts of the heart touch the oval shape, but it’s not necessary.
Draw a curvy line that follows the shape of the heart. Start at the top and create a pointy (V) shape that extends to the bottom of the heart.
Repeat the previous step on the other side of the heart, but this time without the pointy tip. Connect this line to the previous shape so that they intersect.
Now, draw a U shape at the top of the rose. You can make it slightly curvy. At this point, you should start to see the blossom of your rose taking shape.
Add a few more details to your drawing. Draw a curved line from the tip of the V shape to the bottom of the blossom. Additionally, draw two lines connecting the oval shape to the heart shape if they don’t already touch.
Draw a few sepals under the flower to provide additional detail and realism.
Complete your rose drawing by adding a stem and a leaf.
Feel free to add color to your rose drawing, bringing it to life with your favorite coloring supplies.
Get the Printable How to Draw a Rose Guide