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How To Draw A Tree Easy

How To Draw A Tree Easy How To Draw A Tree Easy

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I decided that the tree shouldn’t just hang in the air, so I gave it more grass, and shaded in the background.

I keep working on the crown, now by adding some layers, and outlines. I also erased the line that was giving me the initial crown shape idea.  When shading, keep in mind where the sun is coming from: areas facing the sun should be lighter then the areas facing away from it.

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Keep adding the branches with needles to about half way, and then sketch a few empty branches.  Thicken the trunk.  Add a shadow to the tree.

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I added more lines to create thicker trunk branches, added more branches going out to the ‘umbrellas’ and added a few empty branches as well.

And keep working on the crown.  Just doodling away until you feel your tree crown is complete.

Add some main branches.  Because the wind is blowing, many of the branches are leaning to the right.

Putting my pencil sideways, I shade in the area in the crown where the leaves are.  I am going in a sort of irregular pattern of peaks and troughs.

Here is more branches.  Here is the thing about the branches.  The thick, main branches are stronger, so they will not be as affected by the wind, but the smaller branches will all point in the direction of the wind.

Now each one of the main branches gets a few branches of their own, but smaller and added a squiggle on the bottom to indicate a bit of grass.

Draw two vertical lines parallel to one another, and curved at the base. This will be the trunk of the tree.

It’s also great to add different shades of green to your tree for a more in-depth look of the colors. Add more branches for a more detailed look. Trees in summer are usually covered in green so much, that you can’t see the branches, so if you want it to look like that,add no branches whatsoever!! Don’t forget to darken the ground on the side opposite the sun to give it a realistic shadow effect.

You can use a pencil to shade on three different tones. Don’t press the lead in too hard or you won’t be able to erase it. Adding varying shades of colour will make the simple drawing look more detailed, say for example using different shades of green and brown.

Draw some detail into the leaves by adding some swirls in it

This tutorial is my take on drawing trees.  For these drawings I used a regular sketching pencil, though the same principal applies to other mediums as well.  I also adjusted all the sketches in Gimp 2 so that they are more visible, so there will be a slight variation between the photos.

This tree was especially fun to draw.  I started to draw it by drawing the ovals for the leaf parts.  I decided on four, but if you want more, that would be quite awesome too! Then I added some squiggly lines coming down to the same area for the tree trunk.

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Even more smaller branches splitting off from the bigger ones.  I also pick an spot where the sunshine is coming from.  I also shade the trunk a bit, using long straight lines.

A bit of grass, and some textures on the ‘umbrellas’, also make the ‘umbrella’ textures thicker on the bottom and thinner on top.

Shade the trunk with straight lines. Decide on where the sun will be and add shadows to the areas facing away from the sun.

Start by drawing a trunk that is thinner at the top and then drawing a bunch of different circles for leaves.

This was the first tree I actually drew, and I wasn’t too thrilled about it, but here it is anyway.  I start as before, a line for the trunk, and a circular shape for the crown.

You can draw legs hanging down from the branches or people wrapping their arms around the trunk. You could also show people hanging from the branches of the tree with their hands. If you want to know how to draw that, I would recommend looking up images of people in trees and copying those.

Make the branches thicker, and add some more small branches.

Now get your green pen out and start coloring the branches!!

I add a small triangular shape on top with straight lines all moving to the top.

Alright, here is tree number one.  I call this one “Tree # 1”.  🙂

‘How to draw a tree?’ is a question that I get asked often, online an offline, so I decided to make this tutorial here.  I made 7 drawings of various trees with step by step instructions.  I hope you all find it helpful!

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I kept working on the leaves, occasionally using my eraser to add highlights, until I was somewhat happy with it.

There you go! My trees are all done.  Now go and practice some trees of your own! Play around, and draw some amazing trees!

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First, follow one of the ways above up to the coloring stage. Then, draw uneven circles in the leaves to symbolize the missing ones. Color the rest of the leaves red, orange, and yellow.

Draw a basic tree base. straight lines with a wider point at the top and bottom.

I added some more detailed leaves, but they could also be berries, or flowers, or what ever else you would like.

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I start with a line and the general shape that I would like the crown to be.

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Even more small branches, making the bush thicker and thicker.

I added some clouds, shaded the water, drew a sand line, and some tall grass on the hill.  The tall grass is also leaning in the winds direction.  I also darkened some of the leaves a bit.

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This tree is more of a bush.  All the branches are coming out from the bottom, and growing to about the same size.  I start with five main branches.

As before, I drew the line and the crown, but this tree is being bent by the wind, so the tree will be bending down a bit.

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Draw figures that resembles branches growing from the sides of the trunk. The branches need to be thinner than the trunk.

Then I went all out and decided I am going to use my eraser and add some sun rays coming out of the corner.

Draw the leaves collectively which grow from the branches. Add details like the cuts and curves of the leaves.

Add small pink flowers to your tree, and instead of drawing clusters of leaves, draw a few leaves separately.

Define the leaf areas in the foreground, and add some branches coming up behind them, also a few roots.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even add shadows that the branches are casting on the rest of the tree.  Actually, at this point, I really liked what this tree was coming out like, and maybe I should have kept it as a winter tree…

Even further, I got eraser happy and made more rays coming out through the tree and on the ground below it.  Tree # 1 is all done!!!

Alright, now leaves are squiggly lines drawn with the side of my pencil.  Some of them are flying off, so more small squiggles.  I also add a horizon line: where the water meets the sky and some grass on the hill.

The same thing with the branches. They are thicker toward the base and narrower towards the tip.  Easy-peasy.

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Add swirls to make the tree look wooden and made out of natural bark.

I extend the trunk shape up.  As before, it’s thicker towards the bottom, and comes to a point on top.

You can use the light of the sun to put shadows on an already dark tree, then color the background a dark blue or gray.

Draw rings and curves to the trunk to resemble woody texture to the trunk.

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First, draw the trunk going up and getting thinner at the top. Add the leaves to the top. The lines for your leaves should droop down.

I erased the stump line and gave the tree a few branches, but instead of doing the way I did the above trees, I ended them half way and will cover them up with leaves.

…but no, I had to go and add squiggly lines to indicate leaves.

Draw a vertical trunk (as shown in this wikiHow). Then draw a line curving out and down on either side. Repeat this, sort of stacking them on top of each other about 4 times. Then on the last curves, make them connect in a point.

Then add texture lines up the trunk and curving down and out however you like. If you don’t like how it turns out the first time, practice a few more times.

I added more details to the trunk, made more squiggly branches, and added some shading to the ‘umbrella’ portions.

Make the trunk thicker.  It is thick towards the bottom and the roots, and narrows closer to a point toward the top.

Here are steps on how to draw a simple tree, a subject popular with artists as they depict the beauty of nature. Once you get the basics down, you can expand and create different designs.

For me drawing trees is all about branches and the crown, and fining a balance that you are happy with.  There are many amazing artists, books and tutorials out there all about drawing trees.  For example, THIS BOOK is very good, and my kids and I enjoyed it in the past.

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With the side of my pencil I added some shadow to where the leaves are going to be.

Draw the branches at the top, connected to the wider points at the top of the tree.

Follow the steps in this article but instead of making thick leaves, simply put buds and small leaves or flowers on the tree. You can also look up pictures of spring trees for reference.

Shade the trunk a bit, and then start shading the leaves that are towards the back.

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