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Rose Tutorial by LeLittleLuna Rose Tutorial by LeLittleLuna
Here is a step by step on how I do my Roses.

Step One :
 Make a new layer (if you have not already done so), figure out what color you wish to use for the rose(s). In this case, I chose a blue rose, so I took a darker shade of the blue hue and made a random round like shape. The shape does not matter at this point.  Well, not really anyway. You will see why shortly.
tool used PEN

Step Two :
Once again, make a new layer! ( the shortcut for a new layer in Sai is L), following you have the dark solid shape layer under the new one, choose the color you want to use, (i.e the first color of blue I wanted to use).  This step might seem like it took a lot of thought, but you are mistaken, it is just about what looks good to you and how you want the petals to look. I personally just wing it, and if one does not look right, I try to make it so my eyes are happy! YAY! there is nothing too difficult about how I do roses.  If you want them to be perfect and lush, it might take a while, but overall it is not hard at all.
tool used AIRBRUSH

Step Three :
 I use the water brush for this detail, on the layer you just made, meaning the one with all the random lines that look like a wannabe rose, use a water tool and blend the area inside the petals.  So go from the rim of the line you made down to the other line that creates the other petal. Don't let the petals touch unless you want a couple to overlap etc. I usually start from the middle of the tiny tiny petals outward. Also, if you feel that there are too few petals on the outside, just use the airbrush tool and make a couple new petals and blend them with the water tool.  The picture won't blow up...hopefully...

Step Four :
Copy the petal layer and set that copied layer to overlay. If the color is too strong, you can adjust the opacity, or even change the hue to make it look spiffy and awesome! I did not do that here for the sake of everyone's sanity who might read this...
tool used NONE
mode used OVERLAY

Step Five :
 So you might have a ugly shape under the petals by now like I do above in the demonstration I posted.  That's alright! Now just go back to the very first layer with the darker color and use the eraser tool to shape down the well, shape. I normally would leave a thin or thicker outline like rim, to keep it looking like it is it's own flower, then go on to the other roses or what other details might have you. But if you did not notice, YES this is the last step! You now know how to make a rose like Lelittleluna!! woo hooo!!! \(>u<\)~*
tool used ERASER


Hope you all have fun making a sea of roses! ;D

love you all!


art and tutorial is by LeLittleLuna
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RandomPerson136 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Artist
This is extremely helpful, thank you!~ <3
CellPentagram Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!! Thank you soooo much Luna!!!
LeLittleLuna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
mhm welcome!
er49563 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
First you draw some lines and .. THEN YOU DRAW THE REST OF THE FREAKING ROSE! xD..
LeLittleLuna Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
xD well, you just draw lines and use the blending tool... :T i was not sure how to show it xD so  i showed how it would look after you blended. ._.


i suck at tutorials xD
er49563 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
No, no..haha.  The tutorial is alright, the description helps a lot..It was just a just, because it sorta looks that way just based on the picture. xD~I like it, though.
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
looks cool >w<
I would suggest making the petals a bit more natural though XD
the middle ones should be smaller and the petals should be more uneven :3
but great job! c:
LeLittleLuna Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
i know. but this was just for a fast tutorial if i wanted to get all anal and intense about it, I would fix it and look at references of roses. But this is just to show how I do them xD
how I digitally make them. they are not meant to be perfect lol.

plus it is my first tutorial xD

I had no idea what I was supposed to do lol
sakuraGx4nina Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Digital Artist
really beautiful *A*
LeLittleLuna Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
aaah thank you!
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