How to Draw a Pine Tree Step by Step
This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to draw a cartoon pine tree; it is recommended that you use a light pencil for at least the first four steps and fairly light lines for the remaining ones.
Step 1 – Draw the Shapes of the Branches
Drawing a pine tree is similar to drawing a stack of cones that gets larger towards the bottom; if you want to make sure that both halves of the tree are roughly equal in width, you can draw a vertical line down the middle and erase it later.
Step 2 – Draw the Underside of the Branches
Draw a few more curved lines on the undersides of the branches to give it a more rounded appearance, similar to a live oak tree.
Step 3 – Draw the Bottom of the Tree
Draw a basic outline of a pine tree, then add the outer shape of the bottom branches, making the branches near the middle point more downwards and the branches to the sides near the point more sideways, as zigzags that fan out from the tree’s center.
Step 4 – Draw the Trunk
With just a few lines, draw the trunk and make it slightly wider towards the bottom.
Step 5 – Finish the Line Drawing
Using a pencil and a black pen or marker, draw a line drawing of a pine tree, then add more branches inside the main shape of the tree, pointing downwards near the center and more sideways near the sides (think of a fan), and then cover it with darker pencil lines.
Step 6 – Color the Pine Tree
For this simple drawing, you can color the tree with whatever medium you like (paints, markers, or colored pencils), with the top green and the trunk brown.
Draw a pine tree by thinking of it as a stack of cones that get bigger towards the bottom; you can add more cones if you want a taller tree. For more deciduous tree inspiration, visit our Deciduous Tree Inspiration page.
How do you draw a pine tree?
What is the best way to draw a pine tree?
- Step 1: Draw a Base and Trunk. Your pine tree will need a base to stand and grow on, so just a simple horizontal line will suffice.
- Step 2: Draw the Pine Tree Shape.
- Step 3: Draw Branches.
- Step 4: Outline Your Drawing With a Pen.
What is the scientific name of Pine?
How do you draw ideas?
Ideas for Drawing: Imagination
- Create an alternate cover for your favorite book or album.
- Illustrate a scene from your favorite song.
- Draw a scene or character from your favorite book.
- Illustrate your favorite fairy-tale.
- Invent your own insects.