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How to Draw a Rose Close Up

Skill Level: 1 Beginner
Medium: Pencil Drawing
Subject: Flowers
Tutor: Nolan Clark
Class Length: 2 Hours


(3 customer reviews)

Class Description

Learn how to draw a realistic rose close up in this real time step by step pencil drawing tutorial.

During the class you will learn:

How to shade large area quickly using a sponge
How to “look and compare”
How to make the petals look like they are standing upright and you can see “into the depth”
How to draw the difficult central area using a simple trick
How to draw the texture on the petal
and much more…

For the class you will need:

a sheet of photocopy paper (A4 or Letter)
(If you are a patron you can download the template below and print that out for the class)
Set of pencil (2H, H , HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 9B)
Pen shaped eraser (like a Tombow Mono)
Kneaded Eraser
Soft cloth / old t-shirt
Small Bristle Brush
Gelly Roll Pen
Water Drop Shaped Makeup Blending Sponge
Please make yourself two blending stumps. One with a broad point. The other with a fine point (Use these instructions:


3 reviews for How to Draw a Rose Close Up

  1. Nuella (verified owner)

    I must admit that I did’nt finsh the project. Other thing got in the way. But I have the downloaded images and plan to get back to it. Shading has been one of my weak areas.

    • Nolan59 (store manager)

      that’s okay Nuella. Take as much time as you need. Post your final drawing on the forum when done so I can help you with your shadings 🙂

  2. Ginger (verified owner)

    Enjoyable tutorial.

  3. Beatrice (verified owner)

    What a surprise! Learned a new technique. Didn’t know the teardrop blender can save you so much work/time in shading. I had to be careful not to make a mess with the graphite powder. It was very interesting and I learned a lot from Nolan. Had good result too, even though I am a beginner. Thank you, Nolan. You are a great instructor.

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