how to draw a spruce tree

How to Draw a Spruce Tree

Step 1.

Yes, start with a single vertical line.

Step 2.

Starting at the top, draw the triangular tip of the spruce tree. The sides should be jagged, and the bottom should be capped the same way.

Step 3.

Start drawing your second tier of needles like so, then add some detailing.

Step 4.

The third tier is next. As you can see the length of this tier has longer needles. Draw the shaggy style of the needles, then add some detailing to the surface.

Step 5.

You are basically going to repeat the same thing you did previously. The only difference is the length of the needles or tier.

Step 6.

Again, draw in more of the spruce tree. The edges should be rounded and the needles should be longer.

Step 7.

Almost done folks. This is where the spruce trees starts to take form. You will draw in the second to last layer of needles, then add detailing to the surface of the tree.

Step 8.

Lastly, draw the end layer of the tree, followed by the trunk. As you can see the tree trunk is detailed with the grooves for the bark. Erase any mistakes.

Step 9.

Here is your spruce tree when you are all done. Now you can color things in.

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Uploaded: March 1, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: March 2, 2013
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Artist comments

As of right now these trees are covered with heavy snow. This lesson will show you "how to draw a spruce tree", step by step. Spruce trees are a form of pine. They are tall, layered, and beautiful when the winter snow covers their needles. When you live in the woods you are exposed to all sorts of forest trees. When you are drawing a spruce tree, you have to make this tall pine that has layers of leaves. Anyways, this is just a simple tree tutorial so have fun with it. I will return with three more lessons that will have you all waiting for more. Adios mi amigos!