How to Draw a Rose in 5 Steps


5. Shading

Draw shading in the flowers' petals where the petals curve outward. To shade those areas, draw a series of parallel curving lines. Vary the lengths of the lines.

Shade the leaves by drawing short parallel lines next to each vein. Shade one side of each stem with very short lines.

You're done! Let's move on. Although our next prickly plant doesn't like to be touched, it's certainly an interesting plant to have around. Can you guess what it is?

Continue to the next section to learn how to draw a cactus.

 

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