How to Sketch a Rose

A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half deserved." -Pride and Prejudice In Jane Odiwe's latest novel, Mr. Darcy's Secret, Georgiana spends much of her free time improving her painting and sketching skills. While these types of artistic accomplishments were common during the Regency (indeed, Mr. Darcy finds them necessary to be called "truly accomplished") they can, with a bit of practice be a delightful source of entertainment and expression for anyone. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you need not even employ your own drawing master or leave the comfort of home in order to begin. The following set of instructions will have you sketching your own floral masterpiece in no time. How to draw a Red Rose using colored pencils

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