How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial

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How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Complete Drawing

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial

Table of Contents

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 1
How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 2
How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial- Step 3
How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 4
How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 5
How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 6
How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 7

One of the most common tutorials beginner artists are looking for is ‘How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial.’ This is a much more complicated question than it first appears because there are obviously lots of different species of trees, and they often look very different according to the seasons. We are going to break down how to draw a tree easily, but please keep in mind this is only one way to draw a tree, there are other options.

This is a basic tree with spring/summer foliage which is tall but not too wide – similar to a beech tree which doesn’t have as thick a trunk as an oak tree for example. It’s the perfect place to begin because it isn’t too difficult to draw.

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 1


Start off with a thin line for the trunk and a very general outline of where the outer edge of the leaves will extend to. See the shape in the picture.

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 1 Drawing

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 2

Next you want to draw in the main branches of the tree, as the picture shows. Don’t worry about the smaller branches at this stage just draw in the bigger ones.

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 2 Drawing

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 3


Now you can make the trunk of the tree thicker and wider. Remember that the trunk will be widest at the bottom where the roots are, and it will get gradually narrower as you move towards the top of the tree. The same is true of the branches of the tree. The closer the branch is to the trunk the wider it will be, the branches will extend outwards getting narrower and narrower towards the ends.

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 3 and 4 Drawing

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 4


At this point you can go ahead and add more branches to the main branches you drew in Step 2. These will obviously be smaller branches which won’t extend as far as the main ones. You can also add some grass to the bottom of your tree during this step as well.

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 5


Using long, thick straight lines shade in the trunk of the tree. Imagine where the light source would be coming from, and then have the part of the tree that the light is shining on shaded in lighter lines. There is no right or wrong answer because the sun will be in various places at different points of the day, however thinking about the light helps you be consistent and produce a better drawing.

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 5 Drawing

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 6


Now you are ready to progress to shading in the leaves all around your tree. You want to use the side of your pencil here, or even another softer pencil which is not as dark. You can extend the outline of your leaves as far as you feel comfortable with – the further into summer your tree is, the further the growth will be. You could use a pattern of peaks and valleys here but just remember you don’t want it to look too regular because leaves don’t grow in a regular pattern in real life.

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 6 Drawing

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 7

You are almost finished! Now you can draw an outline round the outside of the crown of your tree to show the outline of your foliage. You can also use your rubber to erase the original basic outline of the crown you drew in Step 1. If you want to use a rubber to show space and light between the branches you could do it now. Finishing touches could include shading in more grass beneath the tree or even shading in part of the sky. It’s up to you!

How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Step 7 Drawing
How to Draw a Tree Easy Tutorial – Time Lapse Video

If you enjoyed this article feel free to check out our ‘How to Draw a Bullet’ tutorial as well.

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