Painting a watercolor rose bud has never been so easy! This step by step mini tutorial will help you whip this beautiful flower in no time. Follow the steps below to find out how.
This mini watercolor tutorial explains the basic steps that you can use while painting a watercolor rose bud. I’ve also done a breakdown of the bud first in a visual so that it is easy to follow. To paint a watercolor rose bud, draw the two oval basic shapes as shown below. And then begin by filling in the smaller oval on top with overlapping layers which are the closed up petals.
Check out my watercolor peony bud mini tutorial HERE.
🌈Step 1: Draw the basic shape of the watercolor rose bud being oval here. Draw another oval a little above the halfway mark. Start your overlapped petals here following the shape of the second smaller oval. Generally it’s three petals and don’t forget to leave white spaces indicating separation. DO NOT overwork. It will result in a blob.
🌈Step 2:Pull down from the left pressing down the brush slightly completing the larger oval shape to form one side of the watercolor rose bud. Do the same on the right as well leaving some white space off center. While pulling the brush down from the right, extend the stroke slightly upwards (again creating flair). This indicates the start of the petal beginning to bloom. At this point, also drop some pigment at the bottom of the bud and a few other spaces to indicate depth.
🌈Step 3:The sepal is joined to the bottom. Pull your brush outwards on either side and off centre as well. Make it asymmetrical to create interest.
🌈Step 4:Finally, pull down the stem(do not make the line straight), add nodes/thorns and pull the leaves outwards. The leaves have a slight jagged edge and this can be created by pulling the tip of the brush from thr curve of the leaf. Don’t forget to add bits of brown to your green to create depth.
And that’s it ! You’ve created a fabulous watercolor rose bud in no time. Hope you enjoy painting this. x
love!!! Thank-you, I’m making the watercolor wreaths from several years ago, thanks to your wonderful tutorial.
Thank you so much Sharon. Wow! That’s amazing. Happy painting!
Thank you. This was a fun tutorial.