This “How to Draw a Rose” tutorial has long been one of my most popular. I like how it has enough detail to make the flower look dimensional, but not so much to make it difficult for young artists. I hope it encourages a few more handmade cards, and a few less run-of-the mill, pre-made ones.
• Print of Rose Tutorial
• Drawing paper
• Black Sharpie
• Oil pastel or crayons
PREP: Draw or print grid lines on paper.
1. Draw the rose according to the tutorial. Try to make light lines that may be easily erased when you are done.
2. Trace the drawing with the Sharpie marker.
3. Color the drawing with oil pastels or crayons.