How to draw a rose easy and simple.

There are a number of ways that you can learn how to draw a rose. The easiest way to do this is to trace them from your computer screen. To do this just go to any search engine and do an image search for a rose. Then find the rose that you like and trace it directly from the screen.

If you place a piece of printing paper onto the computer screen with the rose image on it you will be able to see a faint outline of the rose through the paper. This can be helpful because you will only be able to see the basic shapes that make up the rose image. This will also give you some ideas as to what basic outlines actually are so will be helpful if you are a beginner as it will give you a better understanding.

You can then trace the outline onto the paper with a pencil or pen. Do not press hard on your pencil or pen when doing this as it might damage your screen. You can go over your tracing again after it has been traced off the screen if you want to by placing it on a flat surface. The more times you draw a rose the better you will get at doing it.

Above you will see an info-graphic image that will show you how to draw a rose step by step. It is especially good for helping children or adults visually. You will need to click the image to open it, then again to enlarge it to it’s full size for seeing better.

You might want to watch it as well on the video below seeing somebody else do it helps as well.

How to draw a rose the best way.

The best way of learning how to draw a rose or anything is to start out by simplifying that which you want to draw. Reduce the object down into lines and shapes to make it more simple. Intentionally try to ignore all the fine details and simply concentrate on the outlines and shapes in order to get to the basic outline first.


When you have created your basic outlines you can start to shade and create the more detailed areas of your rose drawing. I always try to start with the lightest tones first working to the darkest tones last of all because it is easier to remove mistakes when they have been made lightly. If you make them too dark then they will be much more difficult to remove if you need to later.

I always try to leave as much of the paper showing as the lightest tone of all which is usually white. I gradually make the shadows darker and darker as I progress because this helps me focus my observations as the drawing becomes more defined. There are lots of photographs online to help you with your drawing. Learning how to draw a rose can be more difficult if you try to copy real roses so to make it easier it is best to copy from photographs.

Another way to learn how to draw a rose.

Using a reference grid is easy.


Like the example above you can draw a grid over the top of any picture you want to draw. Then copy the grid onto a piece of paper so you can see where the line touch the grid. You use these as points where you can see that the marks go into. Copying the image with help of a grid also helps to teach you to look from side to side, up and down. This is how people draw images that look good by looking in this way to find reference points and making sure they line up with each other.


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Drawing, is it a valuable action to be nurtured?

Drawing means to pull something and is also the action of making a drawing, with a tool, usually a pencil, a pen or other such implement. The first early drawings where probably made with the finger. It is a doing word which means it is about tangible events. Something that can be observed and even measured or used as a measurement in, and of it’s self.

This leads to something else. If drawing is an action then all the thinking in the world will not make any drawing real or tangible because it is about doing not thinking. That does not mean there is no thinking involved because it is quite the opposite.

Drawing is informed in two ways at least.

It is informed by what you think and what you do.

Drawing in this context is a learning mechanism much like the process of learning it’s self. You make a drawing and whilst doing it, as well as after doing it, you think about what it is you are doing, and reflect on what you have done. That information informs what you do next and so your drawing skills develop in an informed way. This happens through action which is the description of learning, action and reflection. It would be difficult to do drawing in any other way because it is an action and you cannot move any part of your body without thinking about it first.

Anybody could read about the drawing process and understand the mechanisms of how drawing works in theory but to get the full extent of the whole process necessitates action on the part of the learner.

Drawing is a valuable resource.

Drawing is used in so many ways by people who create, from engineers to film producers, even teachers use drawing as a means of delivering knowledge to others. The visual space is easily accessible to most people because we only need to look. Looking takes little effort on the part of most people and visual images can be powerful. Human behaviour is influenced by the environment. Visual information is a large part of that human environment so must be influential.

It is among the easiest as well as possibly the most practical way for conveying visual concepts. The fairly convenient supply of simple drawing tools could easily amount to drawing being more commonly used as compared to the majority of alternative tools of expression.


Drawing really is easy, expectation is the issue.

At the basic point of ability everybody is able to trace drawings from images. Everybody can create their own unique images doing this, even those people who believe they can’t draw can do this. Almost everybody can draw. If they can move their arm and make marks following a line around a shape they can draw. Beyond that drawing becomes many other things, all of which are heavily based on expectations.

I must repeat again that human behaviour is influenced by the environment. Visual information is a large part of that human environment so must be influential upon us and our expectations. Our expectations are subjective based on our knowledge and environmental influence giving us differing degrees of expectation. An influence that impacts upon our decision making processes and actions.

My drawing is derived out of a broad Knowledge base of disciplines both analytical and philosophical in origin. This together with the utilization of social spaces, performative actions, community arts, public arts, installation, visual, dramatical, textual and audible interactions. Acting on the world in which we live as a participant and observer.

All because I was lucky enough to believe drawing was an important action to take.

An interesting collection of artists make up the 43 uses of drawing.

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