How To Paint A Rose

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

To me, the rose is a romantic flower that symbolizes love, affection, and beauty. But no matter how hard I tried, I could never get my paintings of this wonderful flower to symbolize the same. I then carefully studied a few tutorials on how to paint a rose, and realized where I had been going wrong. Afterwards, I took those tutorials, and compiled them into a list, so that other aspiring artists don’t have to bear the burden of finding the best rose painting tutorials.

A rose is painted by ensuring three things. The first is the symmetry of the flower, and how you’re positioning it in the artwork. Next, you decide on the petals and whether the rose will be in full bloom or not. Finally, you work on the color or sketching ideas, and throw in all the necessary details. Once you’ve done all that, you’ll have a stunning painting of a beautiful rose.

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Super Easy Rose drawing Tutorial

Super Easy Rose drawing Tutorial

This rose drawing tutorial is ideal for kids of all ages. It’s super easy to follow, and doesn’t require any fancy drawing or coloring techniques. The approach is absolutely simple, making it perfect for kids to work on. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity though, because by the time you’ve finished painting it, the rose will look anything but simple. In fact, despite the easy approach, the finished drawing looks quite nice and charming.

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Striking Watercolor painting of a Rose

Striking Watercolor painting of a Rose

In this video tutorial, Lioba shows you how to paint a rose in just 5 simple steps. This beginner’s level tutorial is aimed at anyone who’s interested in painting, or would like to try it for fun. The artist maintains a good balance of light and dark colors, as well as soft and hard edges. At first, the tutorial might seem a bit advanced for beginners. But by the time you’ve watched it twice or thrice, you’ll be able to grasp the process, and get started immediately.

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Gorgeous Rose painted with Acrylics

Gorgeous Rose painted with Acrylics

The idea behind this tutorial is that anyone should be able to paint a rose, and with that in mind, Katie has set up a simple 3 step process showing us how to do just that. The steps are indeed quite easy to follow. You start off with a base gradient, followed by adding warm and cool tones. Finally, you complete the painting by adding necessary light and dark details to make it look more realistic.

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Breathtaking Fluid painting of a Rose

Breathtaking Fluid painting of a Rose

The acrylic pouring method is one of the most difficult painting styles in this world. It requires a lot of patience and hard work to create something brilliant through the fluid painting. That’s exactly what you’ll get to see in this tutorial, where the artist shows off her exquisite talent as she uses precision pouring methods to create a wonderful and aesthetic fluid painting of a rose. Although this might not look like your everyday rose, it’s an abstract art that uses orange, copper, and red to create a stunning fluid art of what appears to be rose petals spread across a surface.

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Painting a Simple yet Gorgeous Yellow Rose

Painting a Simple yet Gorgeous Yellow Rose

In this beginner’s level tutorial, Lydia shows us the absolute basics needed to paint a gorgeous yellow rose. It’s a simple process where you start off with subtle brush strokes, and follow things up with the inclusion of lighting and shades. But just because this tutorial is for beginners doesn’t mean that it’s easy. You’ll still need to roll up your sleeves and put in a lot of effort if you’re to replicate something similar to the painting in the video.

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Realistic Watercolor painting of a Rose

Realistic Watercolor painting of a Rose

This tutorial shows Emma painting a rose using watercolors. This is one of the easiest, and simplest approaches to watercolor painting. You’ll get to see how you don’t need to overdo the shades or lighting effects to create something visually stunning. Emma shows us how to take the simpler route to creating a realistic painting of a rose using watercolors. The tutorial explains everything in detail, allowing you to understand all the techniques just by going through the entire video once or twice.

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Stunning painting of a Rose using Acrylics

Stunning painting of a Rose using Acrylics

This tutorial shows you how to create a vivid painting of a red rose using acrylic colors. The red rose symbolizes love, affection, and happiness. Its iconic beauty is admired by people of all ages, and to be able to replicate its aesthetics on a canvas takes plenty of skills. John does a brilliant job at painting a realistic image of the rose. His use of shades and highlights on the petals and leaves are quite noteworthy. Just look at the painting below and bask in its shear brilliance.

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Sketching a Beautiful Rose in Black and White

Sketching a Beautiful Rose in Black and White

Although the true beauty of a rose can be best expressed using colors, black and white pencil sketches work amazingly as well. This tutorial does an amazing job in showing viewers how to properly sketch a rose. As you can see from the completed sketch below, you’ll need to work on your shading technique if you’re to create a visually striking image. You’ll also need to know your pencils, and use them on the right place at the right time. In case you’re not that familiar with all this, don’t worry. This tutorial has got you covered.

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Vivid Pencil Sketch of a Rose

Vivid Pencil Sketch of a Rose

This is yet another brilliant artwork that shows you how to create a lifelike image of a rose without having to use colors. It all starts with a simple pencil drawing, after which, you start sketching the rose and decide on the direction of light. Then, you go in for the kill and start working on the pencil shades. The combination of all these steps leads to creation of a perfectly sketched rose, that looks quite realistc.

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Imaginative Painting of a Rose

Imaginative Painting of a Rose

In this digital painting tutorial, James creates a rose from his own imagination and creativity. James calls this creation of his the ‘Lava Rose’. You can clearly see the effort that goes into painting something like this on an iPad, or any other drawing tablet. On top of that, you’re painting something that doesn’t really exist, and hence, everything about this painting will depend on your creativity, and whether or not you’re able to execute it in real life.

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The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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