How To Draw a Rose Step by Step in Procreate Tutorial
Welcome to this week’s tutorial!
Hi guys, I’m Kris. Welcome to this week’s tutorial. Let’s draw together. In this week’s tutorial, we’ll be drawing a rose in Procreate. And I’m sure you can create this too if you follow along with the video all the way to the end or at the very least, I’m sure you’ll have fun doing it. If you feel rushed, be sure to hit pause or just rewind to catch up and save this video to a playlist, so you can rewatch it if you need a little practice. It is a little bit more of an intermediate tutorial, so don’t be hard on yourself, and pause it, and just work at your own pace. Today, we’ll be using all free brushes found in Procreate. And don’t forget, once you finish this entire video and you’ve completed your rose, to share it on Instagram and tag me in the image as well as the description, so I can find your artwork easily and hopefully you might see it featured here in the next Draw Together video.
For this tutorial…
I’ve made you a free color palette just in case you wanna use the very same colors I’m gonna use today for this drawing. And you can just tap on the link below the video description, and you can download it and install it into Procreate. Let’s get started by grabbing our pencil, and this canvas is going to be 4000 x 4000 pixels, 300 DPI and sRGB. I’m gonna start with just sort of a charcoal color, black. It doesn’t matter. This is for your sketch. And I’m gonna grab my 6B pencil and I’m going to be using it at about 50%. Looks good, and 100 for opacity. Of course, if you’ve been watching so far, we always start with shapes. So I’m gonna start with a circle and that wasn’t a very good one.
Let’s start here.
It doesn’t have to be exact, but since we can just hold on to it, why not? There it is. Nice and circular. And then up here, just in this sort of general area, I’m gonna do, just sort of a little funny shape here and a little squiggle inside. Just kind of like that. It can be any way you want it. A little irregular is just good. And then from there, here I’ll come in a little bit closer. From there, I’m gonna do this little web-like, little lines here. And this one’s gonna swoop around. Maybe we’ll have one over here and maybe one like that. Something like that. Again, this isn’t exact. It’s supposed to be nature, so it’s gonna be a little irregular. And then from there, I’m gonna bring… This guy is gonna go down like that. This guy is gonna go up. This one maybe it’ll go over here like that. This guy is gonna come around. This guy is gonna come here and down sort of like that.
Kind of bring it in like this…
So, and then, this part, you’re gonna kind of bring it in like this. Same here and same with that and then here as well. So you can start seeing how these folds come in. Does that make sense? And this guy would tuck in there. And this one… Actually, you know what? I want him to be a little bit more squiggly, maybe more of an S-curve like that, sort of tucking in there. Alright, that looks good. This would have a line here. And that would have a line there, trying to get it somewhat around, coming in. Like so. Okay. So that’s starting to look like something a little bit. And then, we can have one come up from over here, let’s say in there. Bring that line over here. Tuck in there. I’m just gonna start to just erase some of those circles, so we can see a little better.
Start bringing out some more leaves
Okay. And then I’m going to start bringing out some more leaves here so again make them a little irregular like that. It’s nice to have it tuck into those lying here. Bring another one out here, in there, like so. And I’ll erase this here. Great. Actually, while we’re at it. Okay. And then let’s do some little… Not quite so wiggly but maybe a little more of some straight-ish lines. I mean, it’s still pretty wiggly. Something more like that. Oops. Then let’s add some… The guy’s coming in here. There’s gonna be like a little straighter, that type thing. Now, I can alt-delete. I’ll erase this for you here. And making sure this is… Sorry. Coming around like that and maybe this guy will have a little edge to him here.
That makes a better shape
And I want these lines to go out a little bit more, just from this angle. I’m gonna delete this line. That makes a better shape there like that, and just develop that line there. Okay. Alright. And then just a few extras around the outside, maybe a little funky one. Actually let me do something a little different, and then… Sometimes I like some ragged edges on them, like so, and then I’m actually gonna make this guy a little bit bigger. Come up here a little bit more like that. Got it, yeah. And then… So from the center, yeah, the center, we can see where… Sorry, where the stem might be here. Something like that. And then some leaves in there, maybe like that. No, I don’t think… I don’t like it going in there. Maybe it would have some of these little bits come off that greenery stem. Okay, something like that. There, okay, so that looks pretty good. I think this bit is a little bit tall, just if you can see that. So what I’m gonna do, this is another great thing about Procreate that we can do, just because I feel it’s just shifted up a little bit too high as I was drawing it. I’m going to go into my little magic wand and go to liquefy, if I can find it.
There it is!
There it is, down at the bottom. And I’m gonna use the push, and I’m gonna use the size. It’s gonna be about that big, and I’m just gonna just smoosh this top bit down just a little bit, just so that perspective is a little bit better and maybe just raise this up just a touch. Because this is a sketch, this is an easy way just to make some adjustments. Okay, I like that better. It’s just a little bit too high and domey at the top here, so that makes more sense. Okay, so I’m just gonna move it a little bit to the center of our canvas. Okay, so now that my sketch layer is done, I’m gonna go and do another layer and I’m going to use the darker pink and I’m gonna knock the back the opacity just by tapping the N and sliding this down to about 25, maybe even 20 actually. And I’m going to just trace my lines, and I’m going to use the… Oops, not inky. I’m going to use the inking brush and the dry ink, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m going to go and go over these lines here. Actually, I’m gonna bump this back to maybe… Not 2%, that’s far too small.
Just gonna go over my lines
Let’s say 8%. Okay, that should be okay. Alright. So I’m just gonna go over my lines and make sure that I haven’t missed anything here. See, like that. And you can kind of, again, play with the pressure, nudge to give it a little personality to the lines. I’m gonna give this a little lip, you can do that… Sometimes just by doing that. Actually, I’m gonna bring this down like that. There we go. That’s better. Just bringing them up and around. So this is when you can really define your lines and make those finished decisions for the line work. So I like doing things in layers, always having a rough sketch, and sometimes I even do a rough sketch and then do another layer over the top just to work out some more things and then do another final line work over that. So that’s just a really… If you really wanna get it fine tuned even more. So you never wanna have lines coming like this. Here, I’ll show you. See like this. You don’t wanna have them all converging at the same spot. So what’s more interesting and probably more realistic would be having this come over like this and then that coming in there. That make sense? Hopefully. And actually, I’m gonna do that and then I’m gonna have that come over like that and that there, I think. Alright.
I’m bringing that down. I’m still not too sure about this one, what makes sense. Maybe there. Maybe there. That actually makes more sense. I’m trying to think of where these petals are coming from, so I’ve looked at a lot of flowers to… Just to remember what they all look like. That’s good. Okay. And then this is good. So you want some straighter ones, some more wiggly ones, some edges here just for variety.
You might have this happen
You might have this kind of happen here. One like that through that roll. Okay, let’s see what it looks like without there. Good. I think that’s making some sense. I’m still weirded out by this. Maybe that’s the… That’s the bit that’s missing is that… Okay, ’cause you want it to be that cup part. You’re trying to establish there and there, so you need those lines going down that would come up from the base because you’re seeing that, part of it not just the top part of the petals. So hopefully that’s got it.
I think maybe that line there to create the bowl. Okay. So let’s get some leaves. I’m gonna do a new layer and get this dark green color here and have a little fun with it, make it a little squiggly. That’s why I love this dry brush. It’s like my favorite brush. [chuckle] Again, just with the on and off pressure, just not doing exact exact lines makes it a little bit more interesting. Oops, that’s not what I wanted. There.
Cause it’s a rose
And these… ‘Cause it’s a rose, you might want to do this. I’m just push, push, push, push, and then it makes the little spikes. Maybe not quite so good on that side. Oops. That would probably be like that actually ’cause this guy’s gonna come from somewhere. It’s not attached to the other leaf, so you gotta come around there. Maybe that’s a little bit too much of the… Man, something like that. There, that sort of makes more sense. That’s good. Perspective-wise, it’s coming a little bit more towards us. So it’s gonna be shorter and fatter, a little bit wider, so that’s good.
Actually, I’m just gonna like that
Not quite. Okay, cool. So that is the outline of a rose. I think that looks alright. So let’s color it in. So I’m going to just go on the bottom layer, select another layer, writing my plus sign, grabbing the light pink, and I’m gonna grab my studio pen and fill this in. So what I’m doing is just overlapping a little bit. So I keep the fuzzy line and end up with that solid fill on the inside. So what I might end up doing is actually making the solid fill and the rose color the same, but I’m just gonna show it to you this way, and then I’m gonna switch it and do a different type of painting method once we have this solid fill to work with.
Okay. So hopefully, I’ve got it all filled. I drag my color in there, drop it, and there we go. Okay. So I’m gonna do the same for the leaves as well. I’m just gonna create a new layer. I’m gonna use this lighter green and fill this all in. Actually, I’m gonna bring it down below because I want it to be underneath that line. Fill that guy.
Okay. So now that we have our fills, I can show you another way to color it in. That’s a little bit interesting. I’m gonna actually take this pink and I’m going to fill it with white. And I’m going to add another layer. Click on the layer, select clipping mask, so that whatever I do on this layer will only show up what it’s attached to and that would be the layer below. So I’m gonna pick my pink. I’m gonna do the medium pink and I’m gonna select the painting section here. And I’m gonna use the Tamar brush, which looks something like this. Oh, you can’t see ’cause it’s clipping mask. [chuckle] And I’m gonna put it about… Oh, what is that? I can barely see… 40%. And I’m just gonna really lightly, just color over top. And you can see we get just sort of more of a textured look, which is a little bit more interesting, I think. Well, it depends on the application, I suppose, right? So I’m gonna take… Actually, just be adjusting my brush size down to, let’s say, like a four. And then coming in here and doing some shading, just by overlapping these colors and just doing little circles which is kind of a fun way to paint.
So really, I’m just concentrating on keeping the dark that’s closest to the bottom of the petal, if that makes sense, and having the lighter towards the top, just creating that sort of depth a little bit. So of course, with painting it’s… Well, layering and just taking your time and having some fun. There’s no real wrong way to do this. [chuckle]
Something else you can do is actually go in and use a little bit of this green. Sometimes I do this with my watercolors especially and just sort of some of the squiggly petals, I just give it a little dash of green on the edges. I think it gives it a nice touch.
And there, that’s good.
And then I’m gonna go and use this darker color and just continue to layer which I’m gonna bring this down a little bit more to maybe like 2%, so I can get in here a little bit better.
Just picking these little nooks and crannies where you can kind of pop a little bit of darker color in, just kind of gives it some more interest. I’m gonna bring this up a little bit too, to what is that? 4%.
Again of course watching… Or I keep saying again. You wanna just look at roses, pictures of roses in real life, and just sort of study where the shadows are and the highlights, and that’ll give you a better idea, just usually closer to the bottom and the center.
Made the sides a little bit smaller again. I’m gonna go to a three.
Back to medium pink
I’m gonna go back to this medium pink and just sort of do some little lines like this where maybe some creases would be. Okay. So, and that’s looking all alright. I should probably do something with these leaves a bit. So I’m gonna click on the leaves layer, select another layer, click on that, and put on clipping mask. And again, I’m gonna turn this to white, and I’m going to use that green. Go back to my Tamar brush. Up it to, I don’t know, 45 and just paint away here and give it a little splattering. That’s kind of fun. Play with these brushes. They’re so cool. And I’m gonna use the dark, bring this back down to maybe like five, just so I can kinda get the shadow going underneath there ’cause this leaf would be darker. Maybe the bend there would be like that. This for sure would be darker ’cause we’ve got that shadow from the rose.
That’s looking pretty cool
Okay. So that’s looking pretty cool. And of course, this is the other thing you could do. Let’s just see. Would it be weird if I took off these? Yeah, it would be. It doesn’t really work. Okay. So the other thing we can do is do a bit of align work as well. So I’m gonna go up here, and this will change the look of it a little bit. I’m going to do another layer so we can have this option. Select that dark pink again, go back to my inking and do the dry ink. And I’m just gonna… Oh, sorry. It’s on 8%. So I’m just gonna do some lines just kind where the folds would be. Let’s give it a different look. Kind of how they’re bending… Just gotta think of what direction the leaves and petals are going in.
Just bending them so we can really get that feeling when it’s coming over.
It was a bit easier for me to draw this by hand.
So what you do with these things, just like I was doing over there, you see these little wiggles? If you go to this part of the curve, it really makes it look like more of a fold were coming along there, right? That’s kind of neat.
Okay. So that totally gives it a different kind of look, right? So you can have with or without. And you can also have that sort of look too if you just want a more graphic look. So feel free to play with that, on and off, but right now, I think I’ll keep them all on and I’m gonna do the same to the leaves. So I’m gonna add another layer, grab that darker bit and just put some more detail. Some veins.
Just a few lines.
Just again… I’m playing with that pressure to just make those different line weights. Okay, alright. So there you have it. There’s a few ways. In order to draw a rose, you can just have the outlines, without the fills, or you can have it a little more simplified with less detail, but hopefully, that was helpful for you. So that’s it for today, guys. Great job sticking through it all the way to the end and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. And if you did, it would mean so much if you would hit that “like” button and “subscribe” and don’t forget to hit the bell icon. So you can be notified of all the new tutorials that are just like this one in the future. So love you guys. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in the next one.
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