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How to Color a Rose Step by Step?

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How do you color roses?

With a little bit of water, food coloring, and time, however, you can make your rose almost any color you want. The most common way of dyeing roses is by dipping the stem into colored water, and letting the rose soak up the dye. You can also dip the flower head directly into the water if you are in a hurry, however.

Hobbies Fine Arts & Crafts Learn How to Draw a Rose in Colored Pencil Share PINTEREST Email Print T Holmes, licensed to About.com, Inc. Fine Arts & Crafts Drawing & Sketching Tutorials Basics Art Supplies Painting Arts & Crafts By Helen South Helen South Artist Helen South works in graphite, charcoal, watercolor, and mixed media. She wrote “The Everything Guide to Drawing.” Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 02/02/19 Roses are a popular subject for artists and they’re very fun to draw. The delicate shape of the petals, subtle differences in color and shade, and it’s simple sophistication make it a perfect subject. In this lesson, we’ll walk through the steps needed to draw a rose using colored pencil. The tutorial is easy to follow and it all begins with the right materials and a beautiful flower. 01 of 10 A Red Rose Is the Perfect Subject The Materials You Need A good set of colored pencils will help you achieve the various tones of a rose. The standard set of 24 Prismacolor Premier colored pencils is a good choice for beginners, though you can use the pencils of your choice. An eraser and pencil sharpener should be on hand as well. You might also find it useful to have a colorless blender pencil. This helps smooth your shading and can add to the soft look of the rose petals. For the paper, choose one with a bright white base for the most dramatic effect. A smooth texture will also help, so consider something like a white Stonehenge paper or a good Bristol board. Choose Your Flower for Reference A good subject is important. If you have a rose garden, can sit in a public garden, or want to buy a fresh rose, then do try to draw from life. Your work will have much more internal “life” and a more convincing three-dimensional look. If you want to draw from a photograph, ensure it is a public domain image that you can legitimately use. The photograph used in the example is by Tiffany Holmes at Stock Exchange. It was chosen because it’s a nice open bloom and is still crisp but not too tight. The photo itself is quite clear and the simple angled composition is very pleasant. 02 of 10 Create a Grayscale Rose Value Reference T. Holmes, licensed to About.com, Inc. It can be a challenge to see values in a strongly colored subject like a rose. To give you a better idea of the subject’s tonal mapping, you can desaturate a photograph in a paint program. This eliminates the color and allows you to see it in grayscale, which is, essentially, all that tones are. At the same time, you can also heighten the contrast and brightness to help you see how the light falls on the flower. For a warm, neutral look, a sepia filter can be added. Consider creating several versions of the photo and use all of them as a reference while drawing. The original will give you ideas for color and shading, the grayscale is good for tone, and adjusting brightness and contrast can help with lighting. All of this is used to help form a three-dimensional mental picture from which to draw. 03 of 10 Draw the Outline of the Rose H South, licensed to About.com, Inc. The first step is to draw the outline of the rose petals. Think about your composition and make sure that you have enough space for the stem and the full bloom on your paper. Also, consider if you’ll be framing the drawing in the future. If so, leave a border to allow for the mat. Freehand Sketching Drawing the rose freehand gives you more a relaxed and energetic drawing. You should try to allow for imperfections and not become frustrated by any lack of accuracy later in the process. When freehand drawing, you might find it best to work from the inside-out while keeping the interior detail fairly minimal until you have loosely sketched the entire bloom and stem. This allows you to adjust proportions if need be. If working from a photograph and if accuracy is important to you, you can go ahead and trace some guidelines if you wish. Draw with a Light Touch Work very lightly at first and be aware of highlights. The edges of the rose petals are light, so you don’t want them outlined in dark pencil. Use the red colored pencil to very lightly sketch the main shapes, working from the inside out. 04 of 10 Shading the Rose‘s Base Color H South, licensed to About.com, Inc. With the outline complete, you can begin layering color into your rose. Start with a foundation that will allow you to blend light and dark tones later. Your rose may be a little different, but the example base color is done with a rich, slightly cool red (Prismacolor PC924 Crimson Red). Start with Light Shades Many of these shaded areas are going to be darker, but it’s best to begin by laying down a fairly even and light layer of color. This will stop the paper fibers from grabbing the pigment, which makes it hard to blend. For the same reason, it’s a good idea to shade some areas with a colorless blender pencil (like Prismacolor PC1077). Add this foundation where the lightest colors will be on the petals. While shading, aim for a fairly smooth surface. One way to achieve this is to use more of a circular motion with the pencil. If you are using strong directional shading, think about the contours of the shape you’re working on. Use the direction of the marks to suggest this as you layer the color. 05 of 10 Shading the Rose‘s Undertones H South, licensed to About.com, Inc. The surface of an object is rarely a completely solid color, even if the actual surface is painted a single color. Shadows and direct, indirect, and reflected light all create variations on a surface. In this rose, you can see a blue-violet undertone in many areas, so this is shaded in before adding another layer of red. For this, Prismacolor PC932 Violet is a good choice. You have a lot of room for error in this kind of layering, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different colors and ways of applying layers to get interesting effects. 06 of 10 Shading the Dark Areas and Shadows H South, licensed to About.com, Inc. The rose is starting to take shape. Now we need to build up some of the darker tones. With a limited selection of colors, you’ll need to layer dark pencils rather than just choosing a deep red. Green might be a good option, but if you want the shadows in the rose petals to be very dark, black is a better choice. Looking at the reference photo, you can see dark veins in the petals, so try to follow these as you draw. Be very careful to preserve the lights at this stage because it’s easier to add than subtract from a drawing. 07 of 10 Building Layers of Color H South, licensed to About.com, Inc. More colors are layered onto the rose drawing and you can use a combination of reds to do this. For example, PC924 Crimson Red is the main color and a little PC922 Poppy Red is used towards the edges. Small circular strokes pick up the layers underneath and the surface quickly becomes solid and almost burnished. It’s surprising how quickly you can build colors using this method. Using other colors of red, orange, or any other colordepending on the effect you’re afterhelps to keep the eye from becoming tired. It makes the colors look as rich as possible, which is what’s great about working with colored pencils. 08 of 10 Adding More Undertones H South, licensed to About.com, Inc. There are some very deep, dark areas on this rose, so layers are continually built up. To add variation and coolness, a bit of Violet Blue PC933 and Indigo Blue PC901 are used in the outer petals. Shade lightly at first and work over the area in one pencil then the other, overlapping as you go. Some directional shading is used as well. This suggests the curve and texture of the petals. Notice that the edges of the petals are barely outlined. By bringing the shadows up to them, the “outline” will be formed by the contrast between the lighter petal and the dark shadow. 09 of 10 Adding the Final Layers of Color H South, licensed to About.com, Inc. The process of layering is continued on each petal. Begin layering the dark tones with red in the shadows. Then, bring the red forward to the tips of the petals using various red pencils. Using the red pencils with a colorless blender on the edges of the petals keeps them bright and luminous. Where they are too dull, a little pink or white can be used. However, minimize the use of white as it can look dull at times. You can also use an eraser to remove a little color and add white for better contrast. It seems like a lot of drawing has happened at this stage. In reality, it’s just a continuation of the process as you work your way around the petals. Continue referring to your reference source to check where lights and darks need to be and refine the details as you see fit. Burnish If You Like You can also continue layering, working heavily on the drawing to create a burnished surface. Burnishing means that you’ve layered until no more pencil can be added. This creates a rich, jewel-like surface. Burnishing does not work well on some soft papers. You may need to stop short of a completely burnished surface. Draw the Stem and Leaves Once the bloom is complete, you’re ready to add the stem and leaves. In the example, a foundation layer is drawn lightly using PC946 Dark Brown and PC909 Dark Green. 10 of 10 The Finished Rose Drawing H South, licensed to About.com, Inc. To finish the rose drawing, you simply need to complete the leaves and add some shadows. Finish the Leaves and Stem Use the same approach of layering undertones as you did on the petals. Add lights and then more base color, but consider keeping the leaves and stem a little lighter than the bloom. This will make sure that the beautiful flower remains the focus of the drawing. To finish these parts, a combination of PC946 Dark Brown, PC912 Apple Green, PC1034 Goldenrod, and PC908 Dark Green were used in the example. Add Your Main Shadow A shadow helps place the object on a surface so it doesn’t look like it’s floating in space. Keep your shading horizontal so the surface looks flat and not sloped. Adding a layer of colorless blender first helps keep the shading smooth on a toothy paper. Black is then used to lightly shade in the shadow and an eraser can be used to soften the graduation.

I have been playing around with drawing roses, trying to come up with an easy way to do it for anyone that might like to. I wound up with this tutorial. Give it a try. It might take a bit of practice, but if you keep at it, soon enough, there will be sketches of roses all over your house (believe me, I know).

For the second flower, start with a tube with a slight opening, like the photo on the left. To make a slight opening, draw two curved lines going from the back of the rose (photo on the left).

Each time you draw a petal, add lines extending from the edge, down to the base of the rose (photo on the let). This time, its facing away from the viewer, so I start with one heart shaped petal, just like in the photo above. I wanted to make it look like there is an open sky in the background, so using a light blue, I drew a few clouds.

Using a light green, I added more color to the leaves and stems, and more shading for the white roses. Since white is really just a collection of various colors, I used some pink, tan and yellow to add shadows to the roses. I also used silver to do a bit of shading on the clouds, and added more blues to the sky and the roses.

Gorgeous color and fun organic shapes make up every single rose and every single rose drawing. Discover how to draw a rose from stem to bloom step by step in graphite pencil and colored pencil in two drawing roses demonstrations from artist and instructor Gigi Chen. Youll discover how ease and accessible drawing roses can be! For more on how to draw roses, explore Gigi Chens beginner step by step tutorial to create a rose, petal by petal, in nine easy steps.

In this drawing, the outline for the rose is Faber Castell Polychromos in Tuscan Red. Begin from the middle with smaller petal forms and gradually make them larger as you draw outwards.

Lay down a base color of Prismacolor Cream, making sure to leave out some outer edges to maintain highlights. Gradually darken the rose with Dark Chrome Yellow as the next step towards adding depth. Using Derwent in Ash Rose, add the base pink color to the outer edges of the petals.

It is best to use a sharp pencil tip and start from the outer edge and make your way with small strokes towards the center. Adding folds and small pits and splits can make the drawing appear more lifelike and appealing. Create a base color with Prismacolor Cream and Faber Castell Light Green.

Making sure to use this opportunity to indicate areas where you would like to add depth, such as right underneath the leaves and where the rose meets the stem. Give the rose a story by adding pits and holes and rips into the greens. Finally, tie the whole drawing visually together by going back to the Red Violet that was used to complete the rose.

After we have sketched in the basic rose shape, adjust the drawing with tiny details such as sharper or rounded edges.

How To Draw Roses

I made this quick poster to show how to do it right away, and then if you want more details, scroll below. You can see that I used different colors for each step. Pink/red was the first color: as in the first line to be done on each step, purple is next, and blue is last, the light green is what was erased at the end of the step. Beyond that, it’s just imagining the petals, like in step 1, and putting them together to form a flower. Whether you are doing a sideways view, or view from the top, it’s all about putting the petals together.
For the three roses I drew below, I used the

Step 1

Drawing roses starts with the basic shapes and outline of the rose and its stem and leaves. In this drawing, the outline for the rose is Faber Castell Polychromos in Tuscan Red. The leaves and stem are in Leaf Green. Of course, any color variation will work as well depending on what you have on hand.

Step 2

Let us break it down and begin with the rose bloom. In this drawing, the outline for the rose is Faber Castell Polychromos in Tuscan Red. The petals of a rose were once tightly encased in a bud. Imagine a bloomed rose as the petals bursting out from their original space. Begin from the middle with smaller petal forms and gradually make them larger as you draw outwards. Also take note that the form of the rose is a series of alternately overlapping petals. They do not grow in even rows.

Step 3

Lay down a base color of Prismacolor Cream, making sure to leave out some outer edges to maintain highlights. Have a sharp pencil and keep your strokes in uniform directions for each petal.

Step 4

Gradually darken the rose with Dark Chrome Yellow as the next step towards adding depth. Once again, sharpen your pencil and follow the direction of the curve of the petals. Make short deliberate marks from the inside out with the tip of your pencil. Remember, you can rotate your drawing to more comfortably make your marks in the direction that you please.

Step 5

This is a yellow and red rose after all. Each petal bleeds from yellow to pink and crimson towards the edges. Using Derwent in Ash Rose, add the base pink color to the outer edges of the petals. It is best to use a sharp pencil tip and start from the outer edge and make your way with small strokes towards the center. This keeps the edge of the rose darker and cleaner.

Step 6

Next, push the colors even further with Faber Castell Rose Carmine. This will make the red bleed more and create contrast from the yellow base colors.

Step 7

Finally, add some darks. Use a nice sharp Faber Castell Red Violet. This will create rich variations between the petals as well as add depth and contrast. Be sure to not add too much shadow too evenly onto every nook and crevice. This might flatten your image. Make a note to give each petal its own character and motion. Adding folds and small pits and splits can make the drawing appear more lifelike and appealing.

Step 8

When you are ready, move onto the stem and leaves. Outline with Faber Castell Leaf Green. The stem is the resting place of a rose, holding everything up. It should be sturdy and thick. Leaves tend to grow randomly and will face different directions. The unpredictability is natural. Try not to make the leaves too evenly spaced.

Step 9

Create a base color with Prismacolor Cream and Faber Castell Light Green. Be sure to maintain highlights. Using sharp pencils, render the leaves with little strokes from the stem out. And when filling in the stem itself, make your marks going up and down the stem. This will create the illusion that the rose is shooting upwards.

Step 10

Go a shade darker with Leaf Green once again. Making sure to use this opportunity to indicate areas where you would like to add depth, such as right underneath the leaves and where the rose meets the stem. Be sure to use a sharp pencil and to shade in the direction of the curve of each surface.

Step 11

Go further still with the play of depth and perspective. Use a sharp Pine Green to sharpen edges and mark out particular existing details.

Step 12

Give the rose a story by adding pits and holes and rips into the greens.

Final Step

Finally, tie the whole drawing visually together by going back to the Red Violet that was used to complete the rose. Use this opportunity to make things pop. Darken your darks and add lovely detailing to the stem.

Step 1

When drawing roses with graphite pencil, it’s best to start with a light pencil, such as a 3H. And always have a kneaded eraser ready for clean adjustments. I like a nice dull pencil when I do preliminary sketches. Work loose and fluidly to start.

Step 2

The rose is a lovely bundle of petals that splay out from the stem, up and out. As we move away from the base, the petals open up wider. Therefore, we first sketch out the round top form of the bloomed rose. Add a guide indicating the center of the rose. Remember to consider perspective. In this case, the rose is upturned and the center will appear further up from center. The base is almost like a rounded cup or bowl. With the stem holding up the whole structure. Start drawing the petals from the center of the rose.

Steps 3, 4, and 5

As we sketch in the petals, we are using almost wide C’s or D’s. The petals do not grow in patterns nor do they form in a straight row. Instead, they alternately overlap, getting larger and wider the further out from the center we get.

Step 6

After we have sketched in the basic rose shape, adjust the drawing with tiny details such as sharper or rounded edges. Remember to add a few flourishes such as a curve of the leaves if you desire. Use your kneaded eraser to clean up any excess sketch lines.

Step 7

When adding shadow, also start from within the rose. I prefer a light pencil such as an H to start indicating where I want to darken. A lighter pencil is nice because it will be easier to clean up. It is also the beginning stages and you want to start out more deliberately.

Step 8

While shading, use the tip of the pencil to make little strokes. Make your marks with consideration to the curve of the petal and the leaves. I prefer to draw from the inner petal towards the outer edge of the petal and the leaves from the stem outward, lightening up as I get to the outer edge.

Step 9

Start gradually using darker pencils. Graduate to HB and then to heavier B or 2B to add intense cast shadows. This will add drama and create contrast.

Step 10

Use a sharp HB pencil to add a small break to the stem as well as a thorn or a little pitting. You can also clean up the outer lines with a nice sharp 2H.

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