There are so many incredible flowers to enjoy in nature, and there is a different flower type to suit every possible taste and occasion.
The rose is one of the most famous flowers in existence, and some say it is the most popular flower worldwide.
This is easy to see why, as they have a stunning presence with their vivid colors and complex petal structures.
While this structure is a wonder to behold, it can make it more difficult to learn how to draw a cartoon rose.
There’s no need to let that challenge get you down, however, as we’re here to show you that it can be easy when you know what to do!
So prepare to enjoy some creative fun as we recreate this iconic flower in this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon rose!
Prepare For This Cartoon Rose Drawing With These Tips
It’s almost time to dig into this guide on how to draw a cartoon rose, but before we start we have a few tips to keep in mind. This is because even though it is a cartoon version of this flower, it still presents some challenges.
Drawing roses can be quite tricky due to how intricate they are, so you may find it harder than you think. The steps in this guide were designed to make it easier, but there are some ways to make it even easier to take on.
One would be to look up some pictures of real roses to use along with the images in this guide. Having real ones to look at can help you to get a better grasp of the way the petals look and can make them easier to depict.
One of the best ways to make it easier would be to use a real rose, if you can get one. Having a real rose in front of you that you can turn around and inspect can make things so much simpler when you draw.
If you can’t get a real rose, then a fake one would work just as well. For any tricky drawing, the more references you can use the better.
Having a good selection of pencils to help you as you sketch out the drawing can also make a huge difference. Being able to sketch and experiment without fear of messing up can make you more confident as you draw.
Don’t feel bad about doing a few practice drawings before you begin the final artwork, as drawing is always a journey! With these tips, we hope you will be able to have even more fun as you make your way through the guide.
How to Draw A Cartoon Rose – Let’s Get Started!
Roses are known for their complex petal structure, and this can make them quite a headache to draw!
When working on your cartoon rose drawing, we would recommend taking it nice and slowly and carefully following the images we provide.
We will start at the center of this particular rose, and you will get a sense of the twisty shape of these petals.
To make things easier on yourself, you could enlarge the image and draw it section by section. You can also use a pencil and then go over with your pen when you’re happy with how it looks!
Step 2 – Now, draw some larger petals
We will simplify things for a bit in this second step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon rose. For now, we will draw some larger petals onto the flower.
These will go on either side of the flower, and they will have some rounded outlines. Then, we will use some wavier lines for the inner edges of these larger petals.
This is another step where you should definitely try to closely replicate the details we laid out in our example.
Step 3 – Next, draw the final petals
This third step will focus on adding the final petals for the flower. These new petals will form a sort of base for the petal section of the rose.
We will be drawing three large, rounded petals for this section of the flower, and there will also be some wavy detail lines inside of the petals.
Once you have drawn these petals, we will be ready to move on to the next section of the flower, which will be the stem.
Step 4 – Now, draw the stem of the flower
The petals for your cartoon rose drawing are complete, and now we will focus on the stem of the flower. To draw this stem, we will first add a small section beneath the petals of the flower.
This section will be drawn using some curved lines that culminate in some pointy tips, three to be exact.
Then, the stem itself will come down from this section. The stem will be drawn using some curved lines extending down.
The lines will curve to the right, but you could make them bend to the left or even extend straight down if you prefer.
Once you have drawn the stem, you will be ready for some final details in the next step of the guide!
Step 5 – Add the final details to your drawing
You’ve finished the trickiest parts of this guide on how to draw a cartoon rose, and in this step we will add some leaves onto the stem.
There will be two clumps of leaves, and each one will be attached to its own individual stem. Start by drawing these smaller stems coming off the sides.
Then, we will add three leaves of varying sizes onto these stems. Each one will have some veins inside, and then you’re done with this step!
Before you proceed to the final step, you could add your own touches to the image.
These could be small details such as holes on the leaves or maybe some bugs, or they could be bigger like a pretty garden background.
These are just a few ideas, but there are infinite possibilities! This is where you can really express your creativity as you show us the incredible ideas you have for this image.
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with color
Roses are most commonly associated with the color red, and that is the color we went with in this example image.
We used various shades of warm, beautiful reds throughout the petals. By changing up the shades, you can create some shading depth for the image.
Then, we used some beautiful greens for the stem and leaves.
While this is a classic look for a rose, they also come in many other colors! You have many options available to you when finishing off this rose.
You could keep the colors nice and realistic or create your very own incredible rose variation!
We would recommend using watercolors for this picture, but you can get stunning results no matter which art tools and mediums you use.
Here’s how you can make your cartoon rose drawing even better…
Make this cartoon rose sketch even better with these tips.
This drawing of a cartoon rose shows a rose in a classic red. This is the color that most people associate with roses, but there are so many colors you could use instead if you prefer.
Some other classic colors would be pinks or even white, but you could go for any colors you like.
They don’t even need to be realistic colors if you wish to create your own variation!
Which of your favorite colors would you like to use for this cartoon rose?
Now that you have completed one cartoon rose, you could add as many more to the bouquet as you like.
You have everything you need to draw more roses for the scene, and you could add minor variations.
Changing the position and direction each rose is facing would be a good way to differentiate them, but you could also go for different colors and small details.
How many roses does this bouquet need?
Of course, if you want to add more flowers to this cartoon rose drawing, you don’t need to stick to just roses. In fact, this would be a great chance for you to show off all of your favorite flowers!
Once you have picked your favorite flowers to add, you can then arrange them along with the rose to create a stunning bouquet.
Whether they are big, small, bright or subtle, you can make this picture even more stunning.
Finally, adding a background to your cartoon rose sketch would be a great way to make it even more complete.
This is something that could be done whether you went with any of our previous suggestions or not.
There are many places where you could expect to find a beautiful rose, and you could use any of these for your background.
The rose could be in a charming garden with other flowers or maybe in a vase on a table in a romantic setting.
Where else could this rose be?
Your Cartoon Rose Drawing is Complete!
This was one of the trickier guides we’ve had so far, because roses are pretty complex in their structures!
Regardless, we hope that this guide on how to draw a cartoon rose made it easier than you expected!
When you break down a touch drawing into smaller steps, you can make it much simpler which leaves room for you to focus on the fun of creating.
But you don’t have to stop the fun here! You can keep it going by adding some of your own extra details, touches and ideas.
Whether these take the form of extra small details, background elements or maybe a pretty background, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Then, you can visit our website when you’re ready to try out a new awesome drawing!
We have so many guides already waiting for you, and there are many more on the way. You’ll want to visit regularly to never miss out!
Finally, we would be thrilled to see your finished cartoon rose drawing, so please share it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to see.