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Draw a Rose

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Trying my hand at drawing!

In my previous post, titled, Learn To Draw, I mentioned that I have registered for “seascape painting” at my local art store. My hope is to improve the pictures I draw of English seasides and post on this blog. Until now, I have used Word’s basic shapes and color fill.  However, while I wait for the class to begin,  I purchased a book titled, Pencil Drawing, Project Book for Beginners, published by Walter Foster Publishing. Last evening, I got started by following the six steps to drawing a rose.

Draw a Rose

After following the six steps (see the picture below), here is what I learned:

  • While following instructions from a book helps, I would definitely benefit from real life lessons.
  • That everything has a basic shape.
  • That a 2H pencil lead is harder than an HB.
  • That I suck at shading! I’m not sure either how to shade, or where I should shade.

Here is a picture of my efforts. From figures 2 and 3, you will notice I was flailing a bit, but picked up when I applied the circular lines for petals in step 4.

Draw a Rose

Draw a Rose

Draw a Rose

My opinion of my final effort in step 6:

  • Hmm… not great yet! While my final attempt #6 looks like a rose, it does not capture its essence. It looks more like an end-of-season wilted rose. Oh, well, just keep trying… just keep trying!
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Author: whereasi

I am a Grandmother raising Grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Please read of our family struggles and challenges with this mental disorder at My memoirs: Two Decades Of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Teen Years, are available from Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and other fine ebook distributors. I have also written fiction, including a six-book English seaside series, titled, Under the Shanklin sky. I am now embarking on a new adventure creating children's picture books. For all info, see my author blog at

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