Drawing trees can look difficult but with this easy drawing tutorial it is simple. The first task if you want to draw trees simply is to look at trees and identify their shapes. Each tree has a different shape, the branches and clumps of leaves form shapes too. In some pine trees the branches are quite straight and generally point slightly upwards. An oak tree on the other hand, has more twisted branches and clumps of leaves almost in ball shapes. The first task is to look at the tree very carefully, don’t look at the detail.
Want to draw great tree trunks? Check out my drawing tutorial on How to Draw Great Tree Trunks
From these shapes we can sketch the tree. The art tutorial describes how, by varying the shapes we draw, we can draw almost any type of tree. Get the shapes to suggest clumps of foliage and we can draw trees. Once the shapes have been drawn which identify the tree type we can add light and shade. Understanding where the light is coming from determines the light and shadows and how dark the tones will be.
Want to know how to draw an oak tree? Check out my art tutorial on How to Draw an Oak Tree.
This video is aimed at beginners to drawing, school students and teachers, plus anyone looking to improve their drawing skills.
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