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How to Draw a Circle Rose

A fun way to learn how to draw a rose is to start with a circle and then divide the inside to look like lots of overlapping petals. See below for PDF tutorial.

How to draw a rose

It’s a different way to draw some simple roses that look like they are about to bloom. Young students can just draw lines inside to make the petal shapes, but older ones may be able to see a pattern.

This is also a good painting project as it’s so much easier to paint circles than tiny little petals. Try mixing in some pink and orange for an extra pop.

I wish I could thank the Flickr artist who thought this up, it’s certainly inspired quite a few art projects, just starting with this one.


There are lots of fun and easy ones in my new VALENTINE DRAWING ebook. It contains 25 tutorials that help young artists draw new shapes, and the more experienced with a place to begin before adding their own twists, and details, and shadows.

Each project includes easy to follow step-by-step tutorial, a full size line drawing for reference, and finished color sample. Just click on the title or book to learn more.


• How to Draw a Circle Rose Tutorial
• Watercolor paper, I like Strathmore*
• Sharpie marker, chisel tip
• Liquid Watercolor, I like the Sargent Art brand*

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1. Follow the steps on the tutorial to draw your circle roses.
2. Trace the flowers with the marker.
3. Paint the flowers and background with the watercolors.