This is one of the best times of the year to bring out simple art supplies and simple art ideas. When students learn how to draw a rose for Valentine’s Day, they can make a pretty Valentine card, or painting, or poster or even mural — the size and scale is up to them.
This drawing of a rose has the graceful look of a dimensional rosebud, but it’s still pretty simple to put down on paper. The two branches with heart buds also make a nice composition that fill out the paper in a pretty way. Lastly, the heart-shaped leaves are not only easy to draw, they say “Valentine’s Day” too.
This sample drawing was made with watercolor paper, marker and tray watercolor paints. Liquid paints also create vibrant colors and would be a colorful option. Don’t let materials hold you back though. Even some crayons can create striking art when colored with care. If a drawing is made with love, then that will always show through in the end.
Paint on a folded paper to make a pretty Valentine Card!
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Materials to Draw a Rose for Valentine’s Day
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- Watercolor Paper.
- Real watercolor paper always makes the watercolor paint much more vibrant.
- The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
- Crayola Crayons.
- This classic brand always works well.
- Rounded Watercolor Brush.
- A good paint brush can make all the difference in the world. Who can paint small details with one of those big floppy brushes? This style with a sturdy rounded tip were my hands down favorite.
- Liquid Watercolor Paint.
- These are so easy to work with, leave such bright colors and make clean up so easy.
- Non-Spill Paint Cup.
- Train your students to leave the matching brush in each cup after they use it, and you have an easy system with very little cleanup.
Step by Step Directions to Draw a Rose for Valentine’s Day
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Rose for Valentine’s Day
- Start with the stem.
- Draw the right rose petal.
- Draw the left rose petal.
- Start the swirl of the center.
- Add edges to the swirl.
- Draw a back petal.
- Complete the right petal.
- Finish the two back petals.
- Draw two heart leaves.
- Add side stems with hearts.
- Write “BE MY VALENTINE”.
- Trace with marker and paint.