An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

Hello everyone. This post actually started off as a little challenge. A lot of people are so intimidated by drawing roses. A lot of people I know can’t even fathom drawing one because of the fear of failure- which is pretty bad. I mean, roses are gorgeous! It’s like an insult not to draw them.

So, here I was, with brush pen in hand and a drawing book, and I was doodling with watercolours. (I do that a lot, actually). And I tried this little rose bloom- and it was so easy, and yet looked good too! So I decided to make a little tutorial for all you peeps out there- who want to try drawing roses but are just not getting the groove of things. This is an easy technique, and by all means- a humble and basic interpretation of the rose- but it’s the starting step if you want to draw/paint a rose! And it’s fun. Like, really fun to paint. So get your brush / brush pen out and watercolours, and let’s begin!

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

You need:

-watercolours

-brush pen/ paint brush (I like using a brush pen because you can get different shades by moderating the water in the brush directly, but a regular paint brush works just as well)

-practice 

First off, here’s the way to make a rose:

Okay, easy enough, right? The beauty of this is that there is no fixed rule- you just have to find your own style and practice. You’ll get it. And no rose you’ll make will look exactly the same- so even more fun!

To make a rosy bouquet:

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

1- paint how many roses you want near each other and add two lines in green vertically at the end

2- fill in the green with vertical strokes to look like stems

3- fill in the gaps between the roses with green 

4-add heather/ leafy details here and there

5- add little buds here and there

6- you’re done! Add a ribbon too, if you like.

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

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There’s another way to paint the rose- add a base to it first:

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1- make a circle

2- fill it in

3- make some more with different colours

4- while waiting for them to dry, paint some buds

5-add some leaves too

6- paint a solid section for the stemprocess shot rustic flowers 6

7- add a little curve in the centre , a ‘c’ shape

8- add adjacent curve shapes on either side of the first centre shape

9-add vertical lines for the stem

10- you’re done!

If this looks a little familiar, I used the same technique in this freehand floral art too.

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

Okay- so in this little technique the possibilities are endless! Here’s some I came up with-

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

Fall inspired. 😀

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

A lil rose.

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

Some more roses.

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

Roses with a little background wash.

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

Light pink blooms.

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

A sweet little arrangement.

Now come some roses in shades of blue/black/brown (that’s what happens when all the colours mix in together)-An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

This rose has the opposite of the base effect. I made the lighter lines first, and then filled in the gaps with a darker brown.

You can play around with letters too!

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

You can add a shape, flowers on one side and text!

Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 2.10.06 pmAnd you can also create a lovely initial with flowers on it- I’m planning to do all the letters of the alphabet with this!

And. If you’re trying and trying, but it’s difficult to get the look of the roses- don’t worry. Keep practicing, and meanwhile, try a messy and bolder look for the rose (with less lines), something like this:

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

It still looks just as captivating! 

And now, I’m slightly ‘rosed’ out if you know what I mean. Switching to a new flower, because after all these roses, I need a change. So, I think I’ll try sunflowers or peonies next. Meanwhile, here are some leaves I made recently and posted on instagram:

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video) And..finally, we come to the end of this post! I hope you liked it and hope it inspires you to try making your own roses – in art, for making invitations, just doodling- whatever you like! Roses aren’t that difficult after all, right? If you make a rosy drawing inspired by this, please do tag with #surelysimple on Instagram! Would love to see how you interpret the rose!  -AariaAn Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)

  • Amy Davis

    Today I watched Aaria’s video on watercolor roses and I tried it out for my Instagram lettering course where I made a frame and added her name inside. So easy and fun to do! Try it, you’ll like it! Her IG and blog has been very inspirational in my creative journey and has help me to add another dimension to my beginning work! My IG account is @lilylanecreations if you wanna check it out.
    Much Love!
    Amy

    • http://www.surelysimple.com Aaria Baid

      Thanks for your sweet words Amy! I added your pic here so people can see it 😀 And just got to say, I love your work! xoxo Aaria

  • Myda

    I am going to try this today!! Thank you for tips!!

    • http://www.surelysimple.com Aaria Baid

      Yay! You’re welcome! And I added your pic here for future ref, if that’s ok!