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How to Draw a Full Rose in a Text

More and more people are using texts to convey messages, and text pictures, or emoticons, made with symbols on the keyboard, are a clever addition to any message. Play the romantic with your next text message. Draw a picture of a rose and send it to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day or just to say, "I love you."

Make a "@" symbol by pressing "Shift" and "2." The "@" is the flower on the rose.

Enter two dashes next to the "@" symbol. Do not leave any space between the characters. Make sure you have used dashes and not the underscore symbol.

Type a " > " sign for the leaves and then two more dashes. Your completed rose looks like this: @-->---.

Type the "@" symbol to begin your rose.

Type a left facing bracket, " } ", next to the first character The rose is now fuller on the bottom.

Type one dash. Press "shift" and "6" to type the carat symbol. This is a thorn on the stem of the rose. This is the progress so far: @}-^.

Type two more dashes and another carat symbol. Finish the rose with two more dashes. The completed rose looks like this: @}-^--^--.

Type a " >" symbol under the "@" symbol to make the rose bloom look longer. After two dashes for the stem, type a semicolon on the stem to make a leaf or a different type of thorn. A rose using these symbols will look like this: @>--;----.

Use the bracket symbol to make leaves. The rose will look like this: @>--}---.

Type parentheses around the @ symbol for a fuller bloom : (@)--^--}--.

Add any of the other symbols in the above steps to make the rose exactly the way you want it. (@)>--^-- or @}>--;-- are some examples of the results you might achieve. Your imagination will dictate the result you want.

Tip

Type the symbols in the opposite direction and use the symbols that face the other way to make the rose face right. Make a few roses with shorter stems if you want to make several roses and stack them on top of each other.

Things You'll Need

  • A cellphone
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Jill Davis started writing professionally in 2006. She has had articles published in "Yogi Times" and "Orange Pealings" magazines. Davis received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from California State University, Long Beach.