How to Draw Deforestation

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Complete Deforestation drawing
Complete Deforestation drawing

Today, trees are being destroyed at an alarming rate. You can learn how to draw deforestation and raise awareness for this issue.

Forests cover about a third of the Earth's surface, but logging and farming take out the equivalent of 30 soccer fields of forest each minute.

Rainforests in the tropical regions have been particularly hard-hit. This endangers the animals and people that live there.

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What does deforestation look like? As you can see in the picture, the land was once covered in trees. But they have been chopped down, and only their stumps remain.

You can even see a tree in the process of being cut down and the ax used to do it.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Forest Fire or Easy Reflection Drawing - Mountain Landscape Drawing tutorials.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Deforestation

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

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the deforestation outline by drawing the first tree. Use long curved lines for the trunk and branches. Use overlapping "V" shaped lines to trace the roots.

Then, draw a curved triangle shape along one side of the trunk. Draw a narrow, double-pointed shape above it. Erase the side of the trunk between the two shapes. This is the felling notch, the cuts that will cause the tree to fall.

Easy Deforestation Drawing - Step 2

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw the leafy crown of the tree by drawing a series of connected, curved lines.

Easy Deforestation Drawing - Step 3

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw wavy lines, singularly and in pairs, along the trunk of the tree to texture the bark. Then, draw a long curved line across your paper, passing behind the tree. This is the horizon line, where the flat ground disappears in the distance.

Easy Deforestation Drawing - Step 4

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use curved lines that meet at sharp points to draw blades of grass beside the tree. Then, draw the first of the tree stumps. Use "V" shaped lines to draw the roots, and connect them on the top with a curved line. Extend pairs of curved lines that meet at points to draw blades of grass between the roots.

Draw curved and "V" shaped lines along the top of the stump, giving it a three-dimensional cylinder shape. Texture the side and top of the trunk with curved and spiral-shaped lines.

Draw an ax stuck in the stump. Draw a curved trapezoid for the head of the tool, and band it with a curved line. At the top, enclose a curved triangle and a small circle, giving it a three-dimensional appearance. At the bottom, extend a long curved line and double it back upon itself to form the handle.

Easy Deforestation Drawing - Step 5

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw more stump outlines in the background. For each, use "V" shaped lines for the roots and a curved line for the top. Draw a curved line across the top to enclose an oval, and texture the bark and cut edge with curved and spiral-shaped lines.

Easy Deforestation Drawing - Step 6

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw more stumps in the background, following the same procedure as before.

Easy Deforestation Drawing - Step 7

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw even more stumps in the background. Notice that they are smaller to indicate the great distance.

Add More Details to Your Deforestation Picture - Step 8

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw even more stumps in the background. Enclose bushes or trees on the horizon line using a series of short curved lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Deforestation Drawing - Step 9

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use overlapping "V" shaped lines to sketch a pair of mountains on the horizon.

Color Your Deforestation Drawing

Deforestation step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon of a degraded forest is now complete. In our example, we've used brown, bare dirt to contrast with the distant mountains that are still home to trees and animals.

For more great tree drawing tutorials, see the collection of Cute How to Draw Tree Art Projects.

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