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Uploaded: October 22, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 9, 2010
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This next tutorial is going to be very cool. I will be showing you how to draw a black rose step by step. I already submitted a tutorial on a rose but I thought it would be cool drawing a much better and more detailed rose. This flower whether black, red, yellow, pink or white, really gained recognition in the Victorian era when folks decided to put meanings behind flowers, almost like a type of communication method. Roses became the most popular flower to convey emotions and the black rose was never a “thought of” type of flower. In reality there is no such thing as a “jet black” rose. Instead the black rose flower is more deep red than black, so because of that we have labeled this color rose black. The color black has always symbolized death, darkness and mourning. So back in the Victorian era the color black was a reflection of sadness and farewell. And because of that, the black rose was used as a way to express bereavement, loss and mortality. But the meaning of death is not always a bad thing. You see some believe that the black rose also sometimes signifies the start of something new. Almost like the “out with the bad, in with the new” type mentality. I love roses and if you are Gothic “you” love them too. Another cool fact about the rose is that it is the most commonly used piece of art that people use to place on their bodies as a tattoo. So because of that I will be placing this black rose under the tattoo category. This tutorial is a good way to learn how to draw a black rose step by step. I didn't color the flower black because in all reality they are not black at all they are deep red. The instructions are easy to read and the steps are simple follow. I hope you enjoy this drawing lesson, I will be back in a bit with my last two tutorials in a bit.

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Step 5. How to Draw a Black Rose