How to draw an orange rose
It's graduation season, so I think parents will be very busy. In my case, As soon as the second daughter's graduation ceremony is over, I must prepare an older son's prom party and graduation ceremony. Working as an artist while supporting families and raising children is a hardship that I cannot share anywhere. If I have enough time, if I have two hours a day to immerse myself in something and complete it, I think it will create a better environment for making something. But to me, two hours a day, just for me, is a luxury like an unnecessary excessive accessory. So I try to earn time to work day by day with a desperate heart like a soldier who goes to war. But after fighting this kind of war several times, it seems that I have my trick. So, I tend to allocate my time much more easily than before and work. For example, in a month with many busy events, such as June, I usually choose small tasks to draw at once. So yesterday I painted an orange rose. Yesterday's work was significant because I had to draw roses one by one on paper whenever I had free time to open a paint flower shop later.
Today, I would like to show you the procedure I drew with pictures briefly.
Orange is a vibrant and fiery color that represents life, energy, passion, and excitement. "Orange roses are a symbol of energy and enthusiasm. These bright flowers will immediately raise the energy in a room. You might find yourself more motivated." (Posted in History, Hunter's Special, Orange rose, Symbolism)
I chose the orange color to convey bright vitality, energy, and joy to someone. And I sketched with a 2H drawing pencil, as shown below. The tip is to draw without making a mistake once drawing because it uses a rough texture and paper color as the background without painting the background separately. If I make mistakes often and leave traces of pencil lines and erased marks, not painting the background becomes meaningless and messy. Therefore, I had to concentrate all my attention when drawing the sketch. I drew a rose, but the flower part was as beautiful and vivid as possible, and the stem was twisted and natural. Because in the philosophy of my paintings, beauty, and the pain to create that beauty always coexist. The shadow beneath the twisted stem is the good life we have always imagined.
Then, I took out a watercolor pencil and drew the second sketch as shown below. At this time, the already calculated shadow is added.
Then, I put water on the brush and arranged the color of the rose step by step.
Next, considering the light coming in as a highlight, I mixed acrylic paint with white, white, and orange and then painted the bright part using a light orange color.
Now, as the next step, I used red and dark orange to arrange the dark shades as shown below.
I painted the floor of this orange rose. First, touch the bottom with acrylic using a flat brush.
Then, carefully sprinkle thin, shiny shards on it. At first glance, I felt like a part of the reflected light of the orange roses. It is from the hope that our lives will be able to twinkle innumerable in the countless ups and downs.
Below is the finished state with pixative applied. This is a state that is completed to the signing of the identity in the last picture.
And at the bottom is the packaging before finding its real owner.
Among the lyrics of the song "You are reflected in the smile of Shin Seung-hoon," a Korean singer, there is the following text.
You may not be beautiful than a rose
But your scent is stronger
You may not be brighter than moon
But you’re warmer
Looking at your picture on the table
I sadly call out for you but you just
Stare back at me wordlessly with a smile as always
This paper orange rose may not be as beautiful as a real rose, but I hope that the fragrance conveyed through this painting will come out and make your day lively.
Myungja Anna Koh
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