How to Draw a Tree Step by Step Tutorial
This simple tutorial shows how to draw a tree in four steps, with examples of a tree without leaves that shows all of the small branches. Drawing a tree like this is not difficult, but it does take patience to go over all of the small branches.
Step 1 – Make a Basic Line Sketch
To begin, draw a few lines to indicate the general directions of the tree’s trunk and some of its larger branches.
Step 2 – Draw the Trunk & Large Branches
Draw the actual shapes of the tree’s trunk and larger branches now. Keep in mind that the trunk and branches get thinner as they get closer to the top, so keep that in mind when drawing. You’ll also want to add some bumps and fairly sharp twists here and there to make the branches look more natural.
Step 3- Draw the Smaller Branches
To finish the line drawing, add the smaller branches. You’ll need quite a few small branches for the tree to look natural, so if you’re working on a small drawing like this one, you can draw the smallest branches with just one line each, which will make things a little faster and easier. Also note that while they curve in slightly different directions, they all curve in the same direction.
Step 4 – Finish the Drawing by Applying Shading
Finally, shade in the tree to make it look more realistic. For this example, we’ll do some very basic shading by making the tree slightly darker on the right side to show that the light is coming from the upper left of the drawing. You can add a gradient for the larger branches and the trunk, and simply shade the smaller branches slightly l
This is a simple tutorial on how to draw a tree without leaves; for instructions on how to draw leaves on a branch, see How to Draw a Tree Branch With Leaves and How to Draw a Sunflower Step by Step.
How do you draw a simple tree?
- Draw one side of the tree.
- Add the other side.
- Turn it into a Y shape.
- Draw two larger branches below.
- Draw two more branches below.
- Add random shorter branches.
- Draw a bumpy tree line around it.
Can you paint dead trees?
Painting Dead Trees With a few colors of paint and a brush, a sad-looking dead tree can be transformed into an artistic statement in your landscape.