Valentines

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 Holding Hands

Holding hands is a form of nonverbal communication, a gesture whose meaning varies widely depending on culture.

Children from various parts of the world hold hands in friendship or in play. Certain rhyming games, such as "Ring Around the Rosy" and "Red Rover" involve hand holding.

Parents hold their children's hands, often as a means of protection, authority or control. For example, a parent may hold a child's hand while in a public place or while crossing a street in order to keep the child close and protect him from potential dangers.

In North America, hand holding among adults is typically seen as a romantic gesture, indulged in by couples who are dating or married.

In many other countries, however, adults may hold hands as a sign of friendship or respect. For example, in 2005, Americans were shocked to see photos of then-president George W. Bush holding hands with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. This adult hand holding is traditional in parts of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean region.

At protests, demonstrators sometimes hold hands as a sign of solidarity. This is called a "human chain." During some protests in Asia, several million people have joined in this hand holding behavior.

Would you like to draw a set of hands in a warm embrace? Doing so is easy when you use this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to use colored pencils, markers, paints, or other tools to shade your finished drawing.

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How to Draw Lipstick

Cosmetics like lipstick have been used since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, and others used lip color. Queen Elizabeth I of England used a red chemical called mercuric sulfide, a pigment also used to make vermillion paint. A cosmetic called rouge was used both as a lipstick and as a blush on the cheeks.

Today, "lipstick is made of dyes and pigments in a fragranced oil-wax base." Beeswax, carnauba wax, or candelilla wax may be used. Lipstick is considered "an almost universal cosmetic since, together with the eyes, the mouth is a leading feature, and it can be attractively coloured and textured."

Lipstick differs from lip balms or chapstick in that its main purpose is to provide long-lasting color, while the other products are intended to moisturize the lips. There can, however, be a crossover of these purposes - moisturizing lipsticks and tinted lip balms. Lip balms are usually packaged in smaller and less decorated tubes than lipsticks.

In the past, women who wore lipstick and other makeup were considered to be of poor moral character. This began to change during the 1800s. Today, lipstick is often associated with beauty and perhaps fame. Sometimes, lipstick is even personified as a character in its own right, such as Lippy Lips from the Shopkins toy line.

Would you like to draw a tube of lipstick? This easy, step-by-step cartoon object drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.

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 a Teddy Bear with a Heart

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How to Draw a Heart

The heart is a common shape. It graces all manner of objects, from clothing and decor to toys and school supplies. Near the time of Valentine's Day, hearts can be seen everywhere, especially in advertisements of candy and cards. To many, the heart symbolizes romantic love. In fact, this shape has been used to represent the emotion of love since as early as the 13th century.

As common as the shape is, many find it difficult to draw a perfect heart shape. With this easy, step-by-step drawing guide, you will be able to draw a flawless heart for the ones you love.

To draw your heart, you will need a piece of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You may also wish to acquire additional markers, crayons, or colored pencils to color your finished heart. Alternatively, you could draw the heart on a piece of colored paper, such as scrapbook paper or construction paper, and cut it out when you are finished.

Notice that each step in the drawing guide is accompanied by a corresponding illustration. In each picture, the new lines for that step are highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your early lines in order to complete your heart.

Draw a heart for someone you care about - you can call it a labor of love.

How to Draw a Lotus Flower

The lotus is an aquatic, or water loving, flower native to tropical regions of Asia and Australia. The lotus actually lives in the water - its roots stretch down to the mud at the bottom of a lake, pond, or river, while its flowers and leaves float on top.

The lotus is a survivor. Not only will a single plant bloom year after year, but its seeds remain viable much longer than those of other plants. Lotus seeds were recovered from a dry lake in China. Although they had been without water for about 1,300 years, the seeds sprouted and grew when planted.

The lotus has a great cultural significance in its native lands. Every part of the plant is used in traditional foods, medicines, and teas. The Buddhist and Hindu religions hold the lotus as sacred. For example, thread made from the plant is used to weave garments for statues of Buddha. Ancient temples feature carvings of lotus flower designs, and the Hindu goddess Lakshmi is often depicted holding lotus blossoms and standing within a giant lotus flower. The Hindu god Vishnu wears a crown of lotus flowers, and is sometimes painted with a lotus flower growing from his belly button.

Would you like to draw a lotus flower? This simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial will show you how. All you will need is a piece of paper and something to draw with, such as a pen or pencil. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, markers or paints to color your beautiful flower.

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How to Draw Love Birds

​"Let me tell you 'bout the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above, and a thing called love."
- "The Birds and the Bees" by Jewel Akins, 1965

When people speak of love, they often use the euphemism "the birds and the bees," and affectionate human pairs are often referred to as "love birds." But did you know that love birds are an actual avian species?

There are nine species of love birds, in fact. These small parrots are native to Africa and the island of Madagascar. Why are they called love birds? It is because they mate for life, and bonded pairs will often spend long hours side by side, snuggled close to one another. It has also been noted that the birds will grieve if separated from their partner. Captive birds may form an affectionate bond with their keepers, grooming them as if they were fellow birds.

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Interestingly, the idea of love birds, lovers, and Valentine's Day first came together during the 1300s. In a poem entitled "Parliament of Birds", Geoffrey Chaucer describes a meeting of birds at which the birds will choose, and compete for, their mates. This poem is also "the first reference to the idea that St. Valentine's Day is a special day for lovers."

Would you like to draw a pair of love birds? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. This guide will show you how to draw using simple lines and shapes. All you will need is a piece of paper, a pencil, and an eraser. You may also wish to use colored pencils or something else to shade your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Simple Rose

A rose has been said to be: "The most vibrant, beautiful, soft and incredibly sweet" flower. Many people believe the rose is the most beautiful flower in the world and a symbol of love and romance.

Wouldn’t you enjoy being able to draw a beautiful rose cartoon? It really is quite easy to do. With the following simple step-by-step instructions, anyone can sketch a gorgeous rose in just minutes.

All you need are a pencil, eraser, and paper for sketching. If you wish to add color, you can use colored pencils or crayons.

By following the tutorial below, we can draw a rose including its stem, leaves and, of course, the flower. When you start your sketch, be careful to start sketching above the center of the page in order to have ample space for the flower at the top and the stem and leaves below the flower.

How to Draw an Impossible Heart

What is an impossible object? Impossible objects, such as this impossible heart, are optical illusions. Our brains are programmed to interpret two-dimensional drawings such as this one as three-dimensional objects.

Impossible objects, however, seem to defy geometry when viewed as a three-dimensional object. They could not exist in the real world.

The impossible heart is based on the Penrose triangle, also called the Penrose tribar or impossible tribar. This impossible triangle was first created in 1934 by the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvard.

It rose in popularity during the 1950s due to the work of psychiatrist Lionel Penrose and his son, Roger Penrose, a mathematician, from whom it derives its name.

The impossible heart can be used to represent never-ending love. Like the Mobius strip, the impossible heart seems to have no beginning or end. The decorative design can also be viewed as a braided or twisted heart.

Did you know? The heart as a symbol for love arose during the Middle Ages. The first use of the symbol may have been accidental. In a French manuscript entitled "Novel of the Pear," from the year 1250, is an illustration of a kneeling man handing what appears to be a heart to his love.

The heart, however, is actually a pear, the arches being formed by the overlap of the man's fingers. The artwork was influential nonetheless, and the scalloped and pointed heart symbol for romantic is still in use today, even as an emoji.

Would you like to draw an impossible heart? This easy, step-by-step heart drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a marker, pencil, or pen, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Lily

The lily is a flower with deep symbolic meaning. The flower has been included in artwork dating back as far as 1580 B.C., nearly 4,000 years ago.

In various times and cultures, lilies have been symbols of innocence, wealth, sympathy, or friendship. Lilies are also used to represent the 30th wedding anniversary.

Would you like to be able to draw this epic flower? Follow this easy, step-by-step tutorial.

All you will need to begin is a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. Optionally, you may use crayons, colored pencils, paint, or any other coloring tool to bring your finished drawing to life.

In the illustrations in the guide below, lines and shading new to each step will be highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your earliest lines, called guide lines.

For what will you use your lily drawing skills? Make a thank you card, an anniversary card, or a sympathy card. Decorate your notebook, your t-shirt - anything you'd like.

This elegant flower will help you add a splash of color and serenity wherever you draw it.