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Have you ever drawn a palm tree? Drawing the outline of a palm tree is one of easiest pictures to create. In this tutorial we will go a little further and draw a palm tree with more details that will make it look amazing.
Drawing a palm tree is easy when you follow the step-by-step instructions. Draw lightly at first as you will be erasing some of lines before completing your own palm tree drawing.
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Each new step in the drawing tutorial below is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Palm Tree
We will start drawing a palm tree from the trunk. Draw a curved line from the top to bottom. Leave enough space for the foliage and ground.
Draw another curved line next to the first one.
Draw the ground as a curved line at the bottom, touching the trunk on both sides.
Add some more ground by drawing additional curved lines at both sides.
Add two more curved lines above the earlier ground lines. These will add a little bit of 3D to the final picture.
Add five curved lines on top of the leaves. These will become the leaves.
Let's work on the texture of the trunk and bark. Draw curvy lines from one side of the trunk to the other.
Now do the same, but in the opposite direction.
Join the ends of the lines from the two previous steps with short curved lines.
Do the same for the other side.
Erase the extra lines inside the trunk (from steps 1 and 2).
Add another set of lines next to the earlier lines we did for the leaves.
Draw edgy lines to one side of the leaves.
Draw similar edgy lines to the other side of the leaves.
Add some fruits as ovals with a little bit of a wavy line on the top of each fruit.
Let's add some veins to the leaves. Draw short curvy lines to one side of the leaves.
Also, add the curvy lines to the other side of the leaves,
Next, we will add further texture to the bark. Draw some small dots on the tree trunk.
And finally, add small arrowhead lines at the cross-sections of the bark.
Clean up and color your palm tree drawing.
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