Step 1. We take a pencil of NV and, slightly pressing a pencil, we draw a rose bud basis, a stalk and the S-shaped line of a petal.
Step 2. We draw a petal behind the main contour, on each side we do sketches of leaves. The sketch is ready, now we the ground pencil start drawing real lines of a rose, thus erasing lines of a sketch.
Step 3. The sketch of a rose is ready, now take an eraser and erase all excess lines (fingerprints, roughnesses of the drawn lines, the jammed parts of paper).
Step 4. We start doing shading, thus using pencils of HB and 2B. To transfer different shades, also change density of strokes, pressing a pencil, length and thickness of lines. Give correctly shading of a petal, transition of a shadow, leave white sites.
Step 5. We do shading of the main rose-petal, thus it is necessary to leave a patch of light, we shade leaves and a small stalk.
Step 6. Here we use cross shading by sharp pencils to add final details and dark areas. The technology of shading allows to create a set of shades where lines of the different characteristic cross others. In an illustration we use cross shading for contrast creation, thereby creating illusion of a form. Be careful, do not do many dark shadows. Pay attention to a multiple combination of light and shade, the used during the shading, some places almost black, and some remain almost white. Transition of shadows, contrast of drawing creates illusion of the three-dimensional image. Experiment turn of paper when drawing strokes on a leaf with different inclinations. Find position of a hand at which drawing for you will be convenient.
Step 7. Final drawing. Compare my and your drawing, and correct your drawing if something not to be pleasant. If area too light, add it lines to make even more darkly. Use an eraser for clarification of sites.
Author: Brenda Hoddinot, site (source)