How to Draw a Rose Flower

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Rose Flower in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Rose Flower.

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How to Draw a Rose Flower - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step will be to draw the central part of the flower by making almost a full circle and then adding a smaller circle at the top of that.

Step 2: Next draw the outer petals which should be short pointed petals around the central flower. Also add a few lines on the central flower to create a look of more petals.

Step 3: In this step draw the leaves which will be two lines curving outward from a center point below the flower. Then add the leaves to those stems which will be jagged ovals.

Step 4: The last step will be to draw the stem by drawing a line down from the flower to below the leaves. The stem also needs small thorns down the whole stem.

Interesting Facts about Roses

Roses are by far the most popular plant in the world. They are found all over the world and are common gifts for special occasions. Roses grow on shrubs, bushes, and even some trees. The rose has become a popular topic for poems and music. The flowers can be small to large depending on the plant. The stems are tough and covered in thrones; even these thrones look different with the plant. Some are small spiny thrones and some are large barbs like what a florist sells. A rose bloom is group of colored petals around the small stamens.

Did you know?

  • 900 acres of U.S. greenhouses are used to grow roses for the floral industry.
  • In Colorado, a fossil was found of a rose that was 35 million years old!
  • There are over 100 species of Rose in the world.
  • In flower language the rose is used for so many emotions that every color has a different meaning. Red says love; yellow says jealousy, and etc.
  • 60% of the roses grown in America are grown in California.
  • Ancient Egyptians thought roses were sacred and used them to worship the goddess Isis.

Lesson Plan Note: Roses are so worldwide that you can just pick a culture and find a piece of literature, a historical happening, or a holiday craft (such as Valentine’s Day.)