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Uploaded: January 7, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 8, 2013
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So I was looking up some really pretty blossom art and I came across a beautiful Asian painting that looked like what I thought was a cherry blossom tree. To my surprise it was an Asian style painting on a plum tree with flowers scattered around. I really liked how it looks so I used the idea to make my own digitally but in a simple format. Today we will tackle the task of learning "how to draw a plum blossom", step by step. The Asian inspired tree design came out looking really pretty. Plum blossoms actually originated in China, but like always beauty spreads and soon the tree was introduced to places like Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. The plum blossom is actually a deciduous plant (plants that loose their leaves every season). The flowers or blossoms on a plum tree can range in a variety of colors like white, bright pink, a mild purple, and even a combination of both. So, do these trees actually give off fruit? Why of course they do, they give you plums. So the next time you see a tree that might look like a cherry blossom, look closely because it could just be a plum tree. Have fun drawing a plum blossom folks, I will return in a bit. Peace and enjoy.

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How to Draw a Plum Blossom

how to draw a plum blossom step 1

STEP 1.

Let's begin with a simple squiggle line like so. As you can see it almost looks like the shape of a creek or river.
 
how to draw a plum blossom step 2

STEP 2.

Using the guideline, begin drawing the shape of the tree limb in a very Asian format. There should be smaller pieces of twigs or branches that fork from the main limb.
 
how to draw a plum blossom step 3

STEP 3.

Next, sketch in the detailing to the tree which is the bark.
 
how to draw a plum blossom step 4

STEP 4.

Lastly, add your beautiful plum flowers or blossoms scattered where ever you would like them. I kept my drawn in pods or bunches like so. Erase the mistakes, detail the flowers, then you are ready to color in your work.
 
how to draw a plum blossom step 5

STEP 5.

Here is your plumb blossom or tree when complete. Now you can tackle the task of adding some nice subtle color.