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How to Draw a Hand Holding a Rose

Drawing human anatomy is hard.

Especially when you’re trying to draw hands in various poses.

Hands take practice to drawing.

I will link to a tutorial I’ve done on drawing cartoon hands – this is a method that will help you draw hands in any position.

And in this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to draw a hand holding a rose.

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It’s okay if you’re a beginner learning to draw anime or poses and you don’t quite know human anatomy – the steps are really easy to follow. This is what you will be learning to draw:

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Let’s begin.

How to Draw a Hand hold a Rose- (Step by Step) Easy guide for beginners

I’m going to draw small shapes step by step, so take this drawing at your own pace.

Let’s start with this U shape first – this is going to be the template of our little rose.

1 - draw a curve

Now, draw 1 rose petal – just draw a straying line like this from the somewhat middle.

2 - draw the petal

Now, unfold that petal like this:

3 - draw the outer petal

Now, draw another petal unfolded on the side like this:

4 - draw another petal

Next, we are going to draw the outer petals of the rose – so draw 2 petals on the side of the rose like this:

5 - draw the outermost petals

Now, draw 2 small folded petals like this near the top.

6 - draw inenr petals

Next, draw the outer petals on the other side like this:

7 - draw more petals

We’re done drawing the upper part of the rose – let’s draw 2 small wilted petals at the bottom of the rose like this:

8 - draw the underneath petals

Next, draw the stem and draw a leaf too!

9 - draw the stalk and leaf

Now, start drawing the hand – we’ll start with the index finger.

10 - draw the index finger

Complete drawing the index finger like so:

11 - complete finger

Next, draw the middle finger folded downwards like this:

12 - draw the middle finger

Next, draw the ring finger folded downwards like this:

13 - draw the ring finger

Next, draw the little finger and the rest of the hand.

15 - draw the hand

Complete drawing the palm like this:

16 - complete the hand

Next draw the thumb behind the index and middle finger like this and color the hand any color you want.

18 - color the hand

Next, color the rose – you can color the flower any color you want – I’m going with the standard red just for fun.

19 - color the rose

Next, I’m adding some pink touches to the rose just to give it some depth.

20 - add more details

And we’re done!

You’ve just learned how to draw a hand holding a rose!


Conclusion + Resources

I hope this in-depth tutorial was helpful to you, and that you were able to learn how to draw a hand holding a rose.

It’s tricky to draw hands, and I have a long tutorial if you want to learn how to draw hands from any angle.

Here’s how I learned how to draw poses:

  • Go to and practice drawing poses
  • Take photos of yourself in different poses and use that as a drawing reference (one of the best ways to learn)
  • Or look at stock photos online of people in poses so you can draw poses better.

Don’t worry if it doesn’t look the way you want it to in the beginning.

It does get better the more you practice drawing.

If you want to see more tutorials on hair and people, just leave a comment down below. You can check out my other Character Tutorials to learn how to draw people and clothes.

I will be adding more drawing tutorials to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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