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Uploaded: April 26, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: April 26, 2010
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Trees produce much more than beauty and oxygen for all humans to enjoy, and live in. They also produce paper, wood, furniture, and even some types of rope. This lesson is going to show you "how to draw wood", step by step. Wood first comes in the form of trees, and then when those trees are cut done or harvested, they are taken to a production plant, or various lumber yards where they will be trimmed, and turned into different types of board for companies and the general public to buy. What else is wood used for? Well, how about to keep warm and for cooking. Back when everything was being lit by candles, wood was the main source for heat, and for cooking. There is two different types of wood, hard wood and soft wood. A dense hard wood that is perfect for making furniture would be something like mahogany, and light or soft wood is good for wood models. Want another example of hard and soft wood? How about this, wood from pine trees is classified as being soft wood, and a hard wood would be from something like oak. After all is said and done, the main purpose for this material is for house building, heating, flooring, and for stationary like pencils, and paper. I myself think wood floors are gorgeous, and when I do eventually move on my own, that is the first thing I will remodel, the flooring. I can't express enough how important house flooring is to me. I like floors that are easy to clean, and maintain, but also collect little dust and debris. This lesson is filled with awesome descriptions, and tips on various woods. I think you will have fun learning "how to draw wood", even if this lesson seems like a strange one. I will be back again, and remember, try out your newly learned techniques, and see what you can create. Peace out people, and have a happy drawing day.

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How to Draw Wood

how to draw wood step 1

STEP 1.

In this instructional step, I talk about the type of pattern that wood may have. Not one tree has the same type of pattern within it's trunk. It's almost like how each zebra has different stripes. Read through this helpful tip, and you will understand the pattern of wood a little better.
 
how to draw wood step 2

STEP 2.

This is just a sketch of a few different types of wood that you can find anywhere you look. It includes a sketch of a wood plank, a tree trunk, fire wood, a stick or a branch, and a piece of breaking wood.
 
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STEP 3.

This is a realistic sketch of the two different types of tree bark. Wood is a lot more complex than you may have thought, which is why I wanted to do this lesson.
 
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STEP 4.

Here is a cool drawing tip that tells you how to color in or add texture and shading to your tree when you are ready to add the detailing and definition. Read through it, so you can get a sense of what I am talking about.
 
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STEP 5.

Okay, this is a very descriptive step that talks about how to make your wood look realistic by shading it, and adding some detailing. I think you will enjoy this step, my friend said it was interesting, and she isn't even interested in drawing or wood for that matter.
 
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STEP 6.

Okay, this is the last tip that I will give you before we get to the actual tutorial. It talks about how wood should look when it breaks and snaps.
 
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STEP 7.

We are drawing four different types of wood variations and this is a very simple step. Start by drawing the shape of a board, and then draw two vertical lines.
 
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STEP 8.

Now you can begin sketching out the plank of wood, and then start sketching out the inner wood pattern that is seen on all trees. Next, begin drawing the tree bark on two trunks.
 
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STEP 9.

Continue to sketch out the definition and detailing on the plank, and remember what I told you in the extra tip before we began this lesson. Next, move over to the pattern and sketch more peaks using the technique I explained to you, and then begin sketching out the bark on the tree, as well as the smoother version of bark on the tree all the way to the right.
 
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STEP 10.

For your last drawing step you will finish off the plank, inner tree pattern, and both barks as you see here. Can you guess which bark is from a soft wood tree, and which is from a hard wood tree?
 
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STEP 11.

Here is your finished drawing when you are done. Use the new technique on you just learned on a tree or a house. Great work everyone, and be sure to join me once again.