How to Draw a Cartoon Tree

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Learn how to draw a great looking Cartoon Tree with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Cartoon Tree.

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Complete Cartoon Tree drawing

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Trees are an important part of every ecosystem. In fact, we couldn't live without them - trees produce the very oxygen we breathe.

Whether just a feature in the background or as the focal point of your picture, you will enjoy drawing this cartoon tree.

Simply follow the easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial below.

In order to draw a cartoon tree, you will need a sheet of paper and something to draw with, such as a pencil, pen, or marker.

You may also want to have handy an eraser and colored pencils, crayons, or markers.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

As you follow this drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an image.

New lines in each step are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are in black.

Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your initial lines before you complete the drawing.

If you'd like to practice how to draw tree branch details, see this tutorial on how to draw tree branches.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Forest, Cartoon Flower, and Sun Flower.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Tree

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How to Draw a Great Looking Cartoon Tree for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

How to draw a cartoon tree Step: 1

Begin by drawing two parallel lines. The lines should curve toward each other slightly. This will form the trunk of the tree.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 2

How to draw a cartoon tree Step: 2

Extend a curved line horizontally from each of the parallel lines. Draw another curved line beneath each, connected at a sharp point to the previous line. Connect the most recent lines using a short line. The lines will again meet in a point. You now have roots for your tree.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 3

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Begin to draw the forking branches by extending a curved line from the left of the trunk. Above this line, draw three "U" shaped lines - one to the left of the trunk, one crossing the left line of the trunk, and the third at the top of the trunk.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 4

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Erase the guide lines from the branches.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 5

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Draw another branch on the right side of the tree, using two parallel curved lines and a "U" shaped line.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 6

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Form the leafy top of the tree using a series of connected "U" shaped curved lines. These eight lines should connect to the branches on the left side of the tree.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 7

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Enclose the scalloped form of the leafy bough using five more "U" shaped, curved lines.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 8

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Begin the leafy portion on the right side of the tree by drawing five "U" shaped lines, connected to the branches on the right.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 9

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Erase a small portion of the left leafy bough.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 10

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Draw another bough, connected to the portion you just erased, using eight "U" shaped lines.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 11

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Using five "U" shaped curved lines, enclose the bough on the right side of the tree.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 12

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Erase a portion between the right and middle boughs.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 13

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Draw three curved lines at the top of the tree, where the left and middle boughs meet.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 14

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Add detail to the leafy portion of the tree. Draw three sets of three to five "U" shaped lines within the tree top.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 15

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Add detail to the trunk of the tree. Draw a "U" shaped line beneath the central split of the branches. Draw a curved line on each side of the trunk, extending into the roots. Draw a curved line above the middle root.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 16

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Draw a bough of four "U" shaped lines to the right of the tree top.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 17

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Add an extra branch of two parallel lines between the right branch and the bough.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 18

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Draw a circle within the trunk of the tree. Inside the circle, draw a swirl.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 19

How to draw a cartoon tree Step: 19

Plant your tree in a grassy meadow. Draw grass on each side of the tree by drawing a series of eight short, curved lines that meet in jagged points.

Easy Cartoon Tree Drawing - Step 20

How to draw a cartoon tree Step: 20

Color your tree. You may want to use shades of brown for the trunk and green for the leaves and grass.

For more great Tree drawing tutorials, see the 21 Easy Tree Drawing Tutorials post.

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