In my mind, a rose has no parallel among flowers, which is why when I wanted a floral design for painting on a pillowcase, I decided to do a rose. Then something spooky happened. Wherever I looked I started to see rose prints.
My kids excused me when I stopped the car to take the picture of a bedsheet with a beautiful rose picture on the clothesline of some home but they drew the line when I took my camera out to take the picture of a rose on the dress of a girl I saw on a supermarket aisle. I do not think I can persuade them to come with me anywhere for some time now.
But anyways, I found my designs – 5 beautiful ones which are easy for a beginner painter
This post is for a beginner who finds it difficult to draw a rose easily and then paint it in a passably rose look alike way.
When you start to paint a rose you will find that the color choice of paint is going to be the last of your concern. Whatever color you have in your cupboard, there will be a rose in that shade, for sure. After all there are more than 100 varieties of roses in all the colors imaginable, in this world.
You can choose the color of your rose according to the meaning they are assigned. Red rose is a symbol of love and Romance. Yellow is for friendship, joy and wellness; Lavender denotes love at first sight and pink is for gratitude, appreciation and love.
In this article I will cover:
5 easy ways to draw and paint a rose
Method 1. Easy table roses.
These rose flowers are made by drawing circles on your fabric. Yes, drawing them is that easy. The rest is simple outline
Make a drawing on the fabric as below. The petal outlines can be drawn later
Paint the inside of the circles with a light color of the shade you want.
Now mix a darker shade and take on a 0 brush and draw the outline of the petals. Finish the leaves
Method 2. Finger paint a rose.
This is an abstract rose. Draw a big circle and then give some plains to the outline as in the picture below to give the outline of a rose.Fill with your favourite color
You can decide on the way to draw petals any way you want.
Take thick fabric paint on your fingers or a thick brush and draw the petal outlines
You can go to town playing with finger paint here, mixing and spreading fabric paint on your rose. Work when the paint is still wet. Sure, you will have paint under your nails and it is very very difficult to remove but it is very satisfying to finger paint
This is a rose with a white outline. You can do the outline with an outliner or with a 0 brush. Outliner is easy to use and gives an even thick outline.
Fill the rose with your chosen color. Wait till it is thoroughly dry before you start the outline
You can draw the outline as shown earlier or as in the picture below
Draw the outline of the rose on the fabric. Paint inside. After you paint the base layer, before the paint is dry, draw the petal outline inside with a pencil.
After the paint is dry start making outlines with white color and then dark color shading for the base of the petals.
This rose is easy to convert to an applique patch. You just need to cut it out leaving a 1/4 inch margin all around and then stitch it as applique with satin stitches all around as done in this project – Messenger Bag Pattern
This is a simple enough rose design with black outline and shading.
Draw your rose by making a heart shape. Draw a circle inside and then make petals around this
Fill the inside of the rose with your color.
Finish the rest of the design and wait for the base layer to dry to the touch. Otherwise, when you paint the outline, it will run.
Using the thinnest brush you have to draw the outline with black fabric paint, which is diluted just enough that the brush will move, and not any more.
When the outline is dry, make eyelash thin shading on the base of the petals. Do not take more paint on the brush. Just a touch of paint is enough to give the shading.
METHOD 6. Outline Rose painting
If you cannot be bothered to draw and paint but still want rose in your projects there are other means like Rose embroidery – 12 ways to embroider rose designs ; making DIY Fabric roses ; making felt roses ; Or applique with printed rose fabric motifs – Broderie Perse applique technique