How To Draw A Rose Head


Let’s Learn How to Draw a Rose Head Step by Step

There are many ways of how to draw a rose head or a complete rose.

It all depends…if you draw only a rose head, then you can relax and begin to draw it from any point because the rose head is the only object.

You can do it from the center, starting by drawing a chalice, or you can begin to draw from the outline contour.




Start from the central part by sketching a peanut-like or chalice-like noodle. The upper part is prolonged because it includes also the contour of one petal.

This will be the basic shape from which you will gradually develop the whole rose head.

You can gradually begin to add the rose petals. The rose petals open – fold outwards on the top of the rose head.

This is one of the typical features that you notice when you’re learning how to draw a rose head.

At this stage the picture is a grotesque rough sketch rather than drawing, but as you proceed the shape of the rose will slowly emerge.

When you draw larger petals, those petals that are opened, the rose head begins to get its typical shape.

So far we were sketching the basic contours of a rose head only by graphite pencil.

Since graphite pencil tends to make the paper dirty we shall replace it with a pink color pencil.

Using now a pink color pencil draw a single line over the initial graphite pencil contour sketch.

When you are ready, erase the graphite pencil lines. Graphite pencil lines will disappear but the pink colored pencil line remains - weak, but remains.

So, the process of how to draw a rose will be a delicious coloring page like work from now on.




You can start to shade the petals from anywhere you like.

I would recommend to shade very weakly first all petals only by pink color.

Shade first only the darkest parts.

Before you start to shade, observe for a while the ready picture. I would like to focus your attention especially on those parts of petals that are the brightest.

Those parts should remain bright when your drawing is finished, whatever final color you choose.

It is not necessary to philosophize too much over “how to draw a rose” - process, nor over the shading of its petals.

Observe as carefully as you can and simply draw what you see.

I know it is easier said than done, but that is how it works. Every drawing is first and foremost a careful observation and study.

The more you sketch and draw (whatever) the more you learn how to observe better. That’s it.

Shade the whole rose head in pink color first. Pink color will be the basic layer on which you will build the next red color layer.

By combination of pink as the basic and red as second layer you will obtain a kind of pink-red color combination that is closest to a real rose color.

Pencil strokes should always follow the direction of growth of the petals, which is from the bottom to the top.

Put as much red color as you feel necessary. There is no standard or prescription to this. You are the artist, you do the job.

Consider this exercise also as a good lesson to learn how to sketch and how to draw a rose.

Did You Enjoy Drawing Rose Head?

Check Out Also These Flower Drawing Tutorials:

  1. Home
  2. How To Draw Flowers
  3. How To Draw A Rose Head
Click here to learn more

Latest Visitor's Drawings

  1. Earth now and hereafter

    Apr 02, 20 04:56 AM

    This creation of mine particularly emphasizes on the apocalyptic conditions we humans bring over our much beloved mother earth

    see the drawings

  2. Imaginary art in two versions

    Apr 02, 20 04:49 AM

    So here as we can see, at first I did it with a blue ballpen. Then I applied a red one and with two personal techniques.

    see the drawings

  3. Imaginary art: dark view with mist

    Apr 02, 20 04:39 AM

    With ballpoint pens. Here is a scene of dark view dominated by mist. And with some old mansions.

    see the drawings

  4. Love symbol

    Apr 02, 20 04:22 AM

    Lockdown time

    see the drawings

  5. Mr Strong from The Mr. Men Show

    Apr 02, 20 04:04 AM

    Mr. Strong is a Mr. Men character who is big and strong. He is muscular, hunky, handsome and flexible. He often works with Mr. Bump in various jobs but

    see the drawings

  6. Mr Quiet from The Mr. Men Show

    Apr 02, 20 03:46 AM

    Mr. Quiet is a Mr. Men character who wants have peace and quiet. He has a soft and inaudible voice. He loves zen, gardening, reading and meditating. But

    see the drawings

  7. Mr Grumpy from The Mr. Men Show

    Apr 02, 20 03:41 AM

    Mr. Grumpy is a Mr. Men character who's not smiling. He is angry, arrogant, mature and serious. He likes fishing, reading and walking. He doesn't like

    see the drawings

  8. Little Miss Chatterbox from The Mr. Men Show

    Apr 02, 20 03:39 AM

    Miss Chatterbox is a Little Miss character from The Mr. Men Show who chit chats a lot. She is talkative, sensitive, lovely and bigmouthed. She has a brother

    see the drawings

  9. Goku Ultra Instinct

    Apr 02, 20 03:09 AM

    By tarunkaundar

    see the drawings

  10. Portrait art of My favourite Hero Akshay Kumar

    Apr 02, 20 03:03 AM

    I am not a fine artist but my artistic is so lovely for others.

    see the drawings

  11. Mr Tickle from The Mr. Men Show

    Mar 30, 20 10:37 PM

    Mr. Tickle is a Mr. Men character who loves to tickle. He is wiggly, stretchy, rubbery and silly. He likes tickling Dillydale residents especially Mr.

    see the drawings

  12. Little Miss Sunshine from The Mr. Men Show

    Mar 30, 20 10:32 PM

    Miss Sunshine is a Little Miss character from The Mr. Men Show who smiles a lot. She is bubbly, giggly, excitable and lovely. She likes sunshine, ponies,

    see the drawings

  13. Little Miss Scary from The Mr. Men Show

    Mar 30, 20 10:30 PM

    Miss Scary is a Little Miss character from The Mr. Men Show who scares everyone in Dillydale. She is mean, scary and tomboyish. She scares Mr. Nervous

    see the drawings

  14. Mr Bump from The Mr. Men Show

    Mar 30, 20 10:28 PM

    Mr. Bump is a Mr. Men character who always cause accidents involving injuries. He has a sister Little Miss Whoops. He does various jobs and tries to be

    see the drawings

  15. Imaginary night misty scene

    Mar 29, 20 08:07 AM

    Imaginary art with ballpoint pens. Night scene with light and mist.

    see the drawings