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How to Draw a Rose Flower

Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.

This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.

In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.

You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.

How to Draw a Rose with Stem

Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.

You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.

Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.

There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.

How to Draw a Cross with a Rose

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.

The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.

For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.

Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.

All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Sunflower – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

Sunflowers are a well known sight across much of the world. Their scientific name, Helianthus, can literally be translated "sun flower," from the Greek words helios (sun) and anthos (flower).

The sunflower's name describes the behavior of this large plant, as its blossoms turn to follow the sun in its daily march across the sky. The yellow flowers themselves are alsothought to resemble the sun.

There are about 70 varieties of sunflower, and they are farmed for their beauty as well as their seeds, which both humans and animals find to be tasty and nutritious.

Wild sunflowers are native to North and South America, and the sunflower is one of only four agricultural plants to be domesticated by the Native Americans.

Sunflowers have featured prominently in artwork. Native Americans not only made representations of the flower itself, but used its seeds as ornamentation. In the late 1800's, famed painter Vincent Van Gogh produced two series of paintings featuring sunflowers.

Sunflowers were also used extensively in the artwork of Disney's animated film, Pocahantas (1995).

The large, bright flowers gained popularity as a design element in clothing and home decor during the 1960's and 1970's, and are still used as such today.

Would you like to add cheerful sunflower designs to your room, your clothing, your school supplies,or your artwork? Doing so is easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.

All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper, and perhaps an eraser, crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints.

Simply follow the instructions of the written steps, along with the accompanying illustrations. In each step, new lines are shown in light blue. Using this easy drawing guide, you will soon "grow" an entire garden of sunflowers!

How to Draw Magnolia Flowers

The magnolia is a flowering tree native to North and South America, Asia, and the Himalaya mountains. The flowers of the magnolia have a strong sweet scent, and many of the 240 species are evergreen - they don't lose their large, flat leaves even in cold weather. Some magnolia trees grow over 100 feet tall.

In ancient China, magnolia flowers were seen as a symbol of feminine beauty and gentility. In the Victorian floriography - the art of sending secret messages using flowers - the magnolia meant nobility and dignity.

Today, the magnolia blossom retains symbolism in many cultures. In the American south, white magnolia blossoms are used in bridal bouquets to indicate purity. The fragrant magnolia is the national flower of North Korea, and the flower is used in Chinese medicine.

Modern practitioners of magic use magnolia blossoms in casting spells. In popular culture, it is used to represent a juncture of strength and delicacy, such as in the film Steel Magnolias.

 Would you like to draw a spray of magnolia blossoms? This simple, step-by-step drawing guide is here to make doing so easy and fun. You'll need only a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may wish to use colored pencils or something similar to shade your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Flower Bouquet

bouquet is a decoration made by tying together cut flowers or by arranging them in a vase.

The practice of making bouquets is very old. The earliest records of such come from ancient Egypt, over 4,000 years ago.

In Victorian England, floral bouquets were used as a way to send messages. Each flower had a meaning, as did its color and the way it was arranged.

"Flower dictionaries" were written to help people understand the messages they received and to send the correct messages to others.

Today, bouquets may be used as adornment or given as gifts on special occasions, such as at weddings, dances, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or dates, as well as to cheer the sick or at funerals.

While most people don't associate flowers with a secret message, this gift is often understood to express love or sympathy.

Would you like to draw a bouquet of flowers? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.

All you will need is a sheet of paper, a pencil, and colored pencils or crayons.

How to Draw a Flower Garden

People have been gardening for a very long time. Gardens allowed people to stay in one place, rather than traveling to find the plants they needed to survive. The earliest known plan for a garden dates from 1400 B.C.E. in Egypt.

Urban flower gardens are especially important today, since cities now take up the space once occupied by plants and animals. They provide food for pollinators. Why is this important?

Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, carry pollen from one plant to another, allowing them to produce fruit and seeds. Without pollinators, plants species would die out - and we wouldn't have any food to eat.

Would you like to draw a flower garden? This easy, step-by-step tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper.

How to Draw a Carrot

Carrots are familiar both in the garden and on the dinner table. The carrot a vegetable cultivated for its starchy edible taproot. Its name is derived from a word meaning "horn," describing its shape.

The carrot was domesticated thousands of years ago from a wild variety known as Queen Anne's lace. At first, it was the aromatic greens and seeds that were used, as relatives such as anise and cilantro still are today. Domestic carrots are sweeter and less woody than their wild relatives

Did you know? Many people believe that eating carrots will improve your vision. While carrots are good for you - they're a rich source of vitamins K and B6, as wells as alpha and beta carotene - that they drastically improve vision is a myth. This originated during World War II, when the British tried to hide certain technologies from the enemy by saying that they fed their soldiers carrots to improve their vision.

In popular culture, the carrot is often seen in the hands of characters such as Bugs Bunny or as the nose of a snowman. DC Comics featured the anthropomorphic rabbit superhero Captain Carrot, who obtained his powers by eating a "cosmic carrot."

The term "carrot and stick" or "carrot on a stick" is a metaphor for combining a reward and punishment, or for unattainable rewards. Visually, this is often seen as a carrot dangling from a string at the end of a stick, in front of a working animal such as a donkey.

Would you like to draw a tasty carrot? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Cartoon Forest

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Can you see the forest for the trees?

Forests are a vital part of earth's ecosystems. They produce much of the oxygen we breath, and they are home to animals large and small. Without the world's forests, life as we know it would not be possible.

Now you can draw a forest, thanks to this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. You'll learn how to draw, not only a single tree, but many.

You will not need any special skills or tools, only a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to color your finished drawing, and an eraser to remove guide lines or mistakes. In each step, new lines are added in blue, while previously drawn lines fade to black.

When you're finished, why not check out some of our other drawing tutorials to fill your forest with friendly woodland creatures, such as a fox, a bear, a squirrel, or a wolf?

How to Draw a Cartoon Tree

Trees are an important part of every ecosystem. In fact, we couldn't live without them - trees produce the very oxygen we breathe.

Whether just a feature in the background or as the focal point of your picture, you will enjoy drawing this cartoon tree. Simply follow the easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial below.

In order to draw a cartoon tree, you will need a sheet of paper and something to draw with, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to have handy an eraser and colored pencils, crayons, or markers.

As you follow this drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an image. New lines in each step are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are in black.

Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your initial lines before you complete the drawing.

How to Draw a Carnation

The carnation is a flower native to the Mediterranean region. Also called clove pink or grenadine, carnations have a spicy aroma and have been cultivated for at least 2,000 years. The name "carnation" may be derived from the term "coronation," as flowers were often used in ceremonial crowns, or from the Latin carnis or incarnacyon due to the flowers flesh-toned hues.

Carnations have been bestowed with much symbolism, often concerning love. White carnations can mean love or good luck. They are often worn at weddings. In 1907, the pink carnation was selected as a symbol for Mother's Day, as some believe they were born of the Virgin Mary's tears, representing her motherly love. Light red carnations mean admiration, and dark red carnations symbolize deep affection; they are often exchanged on Valentine's Day. Green carnations are worn on St. Patrick's Day.

Cartoon flowers have been popular in animation since its advent. Disney's "Silly Symphony: Springtime," released in 1929, is an early example.

Would you like to draw a carnation? This easy, step-by-step cartoon flower drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your flower with crayons, markers, or paints.

How to Draw an Apple – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple apple.

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
"An apple for the teacher."
"You are the apple of my eye."

Apples are one of the most widely grown - and most widely consumed - of modern fruits. Today, there are thousands of varieties, or cultivars, of apples. Originally, apples grew in central Asia, but now they can be found in countries around the world. The trees were taken to North America by some of the first European settlers. Some time later, in the early 1800s, a man named John Chapman became famous as Johnny Appleseed, a legendary figure who planted apple trees across the country and who esteemed environmental conservation.

Apples have long held significance in human culture. Although the type fruit is not precisely named, some people believe that the apple was the "forbidden fruit" mentioned in the Bible book of Genesis. In Norse mythology, apples were given to the gods to afford them eternal youth, and in Greek mythology, Hercules was required to steal golden apples from a sacred tree.

Images of apples are still widely used today. Apple, Inc., the producer of Mac computers, the iPod, and the iPhone, uses an apple with a bite removed as the company's iconic emblem. Artwork on the subject of school and teaching often pictures a shiny red apple.

Would you like to draw an apple that looks good enough to eat? Doing so is easier than ever with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. Do you have a pencil and paper? That is all you will need to begin drawing your apple. If you have an eraser handy, it will be useful in correcting mistakes and removing guide lines. What color will your apple be? Employ crayons, colored pencils, paints, or markers to shade your completed apple.

Are you ready to take a bite out of this drawing guide? Go ahead, it's ripe for the picking.