Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers. However, they are also one of the most difficult to draw because of its complex design. Nevertheless, being able to draw them is considered to be quite an achievement. So, here are the basics if you want to learn to draw a rose.
You would need: soft pastels, Conte crayon or charcoal; drawing paper; knead eraser; dry towel and damp washcloth for cleaning hands; and cotton swab to be used for blending.
You should understand that if you want your drawing to be in color, you should practice drawing it on black and white first. It is important that you master it in black and white. This is because the values or how light and dark areas are, are way vital than which colors you want to use. Y
It is possible for you to draw it in yellow or red with green leaves. You can also make it fancy such as pink and orange, or go whimsical and make a blue rose and purple leaves. It all depends on your taste. Nevertheless, it is important that your lines are strong and you have got the correct shading for your picture to look good whatever color you use.
Starting Point: The Swirl
Sketch a swirl. Place this swirl approximately where you want the center of your rose to be. Your swirl should look like an unclosed circle that has an excess on the end. Try to make it curvy and elliptical in shape. Draw this lightly first using your chosen drawing material.