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.
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.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Tree
Begin by drawing two parallel lines. The lines should curve toward each other slightly. This will form the trunk of the tree.
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.
Draw another branch on the right side of the tree, using two parallel curved lines and a “U” shaped line.
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.
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.
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