In botany, the tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem called trunk, which is responsible for supporting the branches where all the leaves are attached.
If natural sceneries are one of your favorite subjects to draw, then learning how to draw a tree is crucial!
To make it a lot easier for you, we have curated a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a tree.
This comprehensive guide consists of 9 easy instructions with simple illustrations that serve as your visual guide as you follow the steps one by one.
Have fun and use your imagination to draw a realistic tree!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw a Tree — Let’s get started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 — Draw the Leaves of the Tree
- Step 3 — Add More Leaves on the Tree
- Step 4 — Keep Adding More Leaves on the Tree
- Step 5 — Structure the Leaves Halfway Through
- Step 6 — Draw the Leaves on the Bottom Part
- Step 7 — Afterwards, Add More Clumps of Leaves
- Step 8 — Complete the Structure of the Leaves
- Step 9 — Draw the Trunk or the Foundation of the Tree
- Your Tree Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw a Tree — Let’s get started!
You will start drawing this simple, yet beautiful tree by drawing the crown part first, counterclockwise (or circularly to the left).
It’s so easy, it would seem like you are drawing a cloud! For simplicity, let’s refer to the crown of the tree as a “crown cloud” from here on, shall we?
Draw the topmost part of the crown cloud with squiggly lines, as seen in the illustration.
Step 2 — Draw the Leaves of the Tree
Here, you will follow through by drawing the rest of the crown cloud counterclockwise. Draw another set of squiggly lines.
Step 3 — Add More Leaves on the Tree
Draw the third set of squiggly lines of the crown cloud. Make it look bigger, like the one seen in the illustration.
Step 4 — Keep Adding More Leaves on the Tree
In this step, you will draw the fourth set of squiggly lines.
This will be shorter than the rest. And with that, the crown cloud is slowly taking shape! You’re doing a great job so far!
Step 5 — Structure the Leaves Halfway Through
Here, you will complete the bottom part of the crown cloud by drawing another set of squiggly lines.
Make it look bigger than the one in Step 4 and almost as big as the one in Step 3.
Step 6 — Draw the Leaves on the Bottom Part
You will start the right side of the crown cloud in this step. Make another set of squiggly lines.
This set should be almost as big as the previous one.
Step 7 — Afterwards, Add More Clumps of Leaves
This set of squiggly lines would look different from all the previous ones.
Draw it to show the leaves inside the crown cloud, just like the one on the illustration.
Step 8 — Complete the Structure of the Leaves
In this step, you will complete the crown cloud by drawing the final set of squiggly lines.
This would look like it almost connected with the squiggly set on Step 2.
Step 9 — Draw the Trunk or the Foundation of the Tree
It’s time to leave the crown cloud. Here, you will draw the sturdy trunk and branches of the tree. The illustration shows four branches, but you can make five or more if you want to!
It’s time to add color to this beautiful, sturdy tree! To make the tree look realistic, use two tints of green for the crown cloud and two tints of brown on the trunk and branch sections.
Your Tree Drawing is Complete!
We hope you had a good time with this step-by-step drawing tutorial. Now that you can draw a tree, perhaps you can draw a beautiful natural scenery with lots of trees next?
Drawing an ocean or a volcano with trees in the background sounds like a great idea! What do you think?
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Drawing a tree successfully is a milestone, so you should feel proud of yourself for completing a masterpiece!
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We are excited to see your flourishing tree drawing!