How to Draw a Rose - Design & Illustration Envato Tuts+

Start by drawing a teardrop/egg shape with a hard pencil. Use very light lines. This will be the inner bud of the rose. Step 2. Draw the "opening" of this shape. Step 3. Draw little petals inside. Step 4. Close those petals into a heart shape—this will be the outline of other petals. Step 5. Connect the outline with the rest of the bud, creating a petal shape.…

Sacred Roses: The Spiritual Symbolism of Roses

Roses, which have long served as symbols of the Virgin Mary, have shown up in some of the miraculous Marian apparitions that people worldwide have reported. Mary is known as the "mystic rose" or the "rose without thorns" among some Christians, because of her role as the mother of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe is the world's savior.…