Learn how to draw a great looking Mangrove Tree with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Mangrove Tree.
Mangroves or Avicennia are unique trees that live in tropical regions around the world. You can make a mangrove tree drawing with the help of this easy, step-by-step plant drawing tutorial.
Avicennia grows in thickets in muddy coastal areas. Unlike other trees, they can survive floods and high water!
This is due to their unusual roots. Mangroves are a border between the land and sea, saltwater and freshwater. This makes for a very diverse habitat with lots of animals.
Challenge: Can you draw a swampy scene by placing many of these mangrove trees in the same picture? What animals live in mangrove swamps?
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Depending on the part of the world the mangrove forest is located in, you might find the following animals living in the trees or the water around their roots:
- Alligators or crocodiles
- Sea cows
- Shore birds
- And many others!
How many of these species will live in your mangrove cartoon?
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Mangrove Tree
How to Draw a Great Looking Mangrove Tree for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the mangrove tree outline by sketching the trunk and roots. Use pairs of curved lines, allowing them to overlap with additional sets of lines. The roots should branch and become smaller as they near the water. Enclose the ends with short lines, marking the water lines.
Easy Mangrove Tree Drawing - Step 2
2. Continue drawing the roots of the Avicennia cartoon. Use pairs of lines that overlap and branch, becoming smaller and smaller as they reach the water.
Easy Mangrove Tree Drawing - Step 3
3. Continue drawing the tangled and twisting roots, some at the side of the trunk and others near the back of it. Again, use pairs of lines that overlap and branch, becoming smaller and smaller as they reach the water.
Easy Mangrove Tree Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw more twisted roots visible behind the others. Use pairs of lines for each segment.
Easy Mangrove Tree Drawing - Step 5
5. Begin sketching the branches near the top of the tree. Use pairs of lines for each segment of the branches. Then, draw the leaves. Use a pair of lines for each leaf, allowing them to meet at a sharp point. Draw a curved line for the vein at the center of each leaf.
Easy Mangrove Tree Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw more branches and leaves. Again, use pairs of lines for the branches. For detailed leaves near the front, use two lines that meet at a point, with a third forming the vein. Outline other portions of the leafy canopy using a series of lines that meet at jagged points.
Easy Mangrove Tree Drawing - Step 7
7. Continue to draw the canopy, using a series of lines that meet at jagged points. Intersperse more detailed leaves - two lines that meet at a point, with a third forming the vein.
Add More Details to Your Mangrove Tree Picture - Step 8
8. Finish enclosing the canopy and detail its interior with clusters of leaves.
Complete the Outline of Your Mangrove Tree Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your mangrove tree outline by drawing the background. Draw a straight horizon line with cloudlike shapes indicating a distant shore.
Draw curved lines around the roots of the tree to indicate ripples in the water. Detail the canopy with additional leaves, and draw a few leaves falling from it.
Color Your Mangrove Tree Drawing
Color your cartoon mangrove tree. Like most trees, mangroves have brown trunks and green leaves.
For more great tree drawing tutorials, see the collection of Simple How to Draw Tree Ideas.
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