Learn how you can draw a simple rose step by step with less than 10 strokes, pictures and video included. The nice thing about these guidelines is that every rose you draw will look different, just try and see!
This is again a simple drawing for absolute beginners like me. You start with drawing a (tear)drop for the left side of the flower, add a very narrow S shape to form the contour of the right side of the flower, add a small bended triangle in the middle and draw around it to finish your flower.
For the stem, draw a long slightly curved line, add some thorns and some simple leaves. Actual rose leaves are composed out of 3, 5 or 7 leaflets. I kept it simple here by just drawing 1 oval or 1 teardrop and finished them of with the tipical saw-like zigzag contour that rose leaves have.
Where the flower is connected to the stem, I simply made the stem a bit thicker where later the seeds and the fruit – the vitamine C rich rose hips – will be formed. If you observe a rose, you will see that you should add tiny green sepals between the stem and the petals you just drew. You can add those once you master the simple basics 🙂
Drawing a simple rose step by step for kids
- Draw a teardrop: sharp at the top and slightly bending to the left: you just finished your first rose petal 🙂
- Start the second petal on the right, start a bit higher than where you started the top of your teardrop and draw a narrow S shape that connects with the bottom of the teardrop.
- Finish the petal with a curved line from the top right to the middle of the rose, curve the second half of the line as if you where driving up and down a mountain.
- Draw a triangle in the middle of the 2 petals: top part bends outward, left and right lines bend inward, kind of the nose of a cat.
- From the right top of the triangle, draw a curved line with sharp edges around it starting to the right, going under the triangle to the left, then going over the triangle to the right and finishing against the right petal.
- Connect the right sharp tip of line ‘5’ with an opening parenthesis to the right petal.
- Connect the left sharp tip of line ‘5’ with a closing parenthesis to the right petal.
- Draw a waving line around the contours, from the left petal to the right petal to form another petal at the back of the rose.
- To make the teardrop petal look as if the top it is folded outwards, you draw "2 hills with a valley in between" trying to make sure the bottom of the valley is somewhere in the middle of the teardrop.
With the above instructions in mind, watch the video below to learn exactly how to draw this simple rose:
Your simple rose flower is now ready 🙂 Now draw the rest of the plant that holds your flower:
- for the stem, you need 2 long (preferably longer than mine) slightly curve lines next to each other that start where the teardrop petal touches the right petal of your rose,
- add thorns (kind of beaks of a bird, and you have the option to draw roses without thorns…) and
- add some leaves: just make sure that 1 single leaf (on a leaflet or simply on its own) is always smaller than the size of your rose flower.