How to Draw a Black Rose Step by Step

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How to Draw a Black Rose Step by Step
Drawing a rose is quite easy when done in steps. ( Images)

Drawing a rose can seem complicated, but it's actually simple. Drawing the flower in simple steps will make the task easy. It might take a few attempts to get it right, but the effect is quite impressive. This technique will work for drawing a black rose as well as any other colour rose an artist would like to draw. Having some reference, such as a photo or an actual flower, also can help.

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Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Black coloured pencil or watercolour paint
  • Paper

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    Drawing a Black Rose

  1. 1

    Start by drawing a vertical oval to be the centre of the flower. Create a wrap effect by adding a wavy line diagonally through the centre of the oval.

  2. 2

    Draw varying petals around the original oval shape. These petal shapes should vary at least by one shape being a soft "B" shape and one with a "}" shape. Keep adding these shapes around and one behind the other until you have the look you want.

    How to Draw a Black Rose Step by Step
    You can create a full rose or a smaller rose by adding more or less petals. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Once you are happy with the amount of petals, draw the leaves. These will be in the shop of a teardrop with a point at the end. Draw a line through the middle of each with lines going across it as well. You can draw as many or as few leaves as you'd like.

    How to Draw a Black Rose Step by Step
    Here is what your leaf should look like. ( Images)
  4. 4

    Colour your rose in with your black coloured pencil or watercolours. If you'd like, you also can colour in the leaves to be green. You also can add a stem.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't expect your first attempt to be perfect. This might take a few tries.

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