How to Draw a Palm Tree

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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.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cartoon Tree, Christmas Tree, and Sunflower.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Palm Tree

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 1

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.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 2

Draw another curved line next to the first one.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 3

Draw the ground as a curved line at the bottom, touching the trunk on both sides.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 4

Add some more ground by drawing additional curved lines at both sides.

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How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 5

Add two more curved lines above the earlier ground lines. These will add a little bit of 3D to the final picture.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 6

Add five curved lines on top of the leaves. These will become the leaves.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 7

Let’s work on the texture of the trunk and bark. Draw curvy lines from one side of the trunk to the other.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 8

Now do the same, but in the opposite direction.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 9

Join the ends of the lines from the two previous steps with short curved lines.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 10

Do the same for the other side.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 11

Erase the extra lines inside the trunk (from steps 1 and 2).

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 12

Add another set of lines next to the earlier lines we did for the leaves.

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How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 13

Draw edgy lines to one side of the leaves.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 14

Draw similar edgy lines to the other side of the leaves.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 15

Add some fruits as ovals with a little bit of a wavy line on the top of each fruit.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 16

Let’s add some veins to the leaves. Draw short curvy lines to one side of the leaves.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 17

Also, add the curvy lines to the other side of the leaves,

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 18

Next, we will add further texture to the bark. Draw some small dots on the tree trunk.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 19

And finally, add small arrowhead lines at the cross-sections of the bark.

How to Draw Palm Tree: Step 20

Clean up and color your palm tree drawing.

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