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Uploaded: May 13, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: May 13, 2010
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It's now the month of May, and with it comes the grass as green as can be, flowers are blooming everywhere, and the trees are all filled in, giving off more clean air. Since it was such a beautiful day yesterday, I was inspired to do a lesson that can teach you guys "how to draw a simple tree". The days that go by are the perfect days to relax barefoot in the shade, as you lay on a blanket under a great big tree, while you sketch and draw as you lay on your stomach. Trees is something that almost every child starts off drawing, because first drawings are usually of houses, trees, and stick looking people. I have a few tutorials on some trees, and tree related stuff under the “Pop Culture” category, if you want to check that out. Trees, flowers, and plants always look good when they are drawn in a simple manor. I can honestly say that I love this drawing on a simple tree. I think this is my favorite plant to date, and I will maybe submit some more lessons on simple stuff. You will find that no matter what your artistic level may be, everyone will be able to draw a simple tree when you're done with this tutorial. Okay, well that just about does it for me. I have one more lesson to go, and that will be it for the day. I had a lot of fun with you guys today, and I hope to meet with most of you in the Live Stream tonight or day for some of you. Peace people, and have fun.

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How to Draw a Simple Tree

how to draw a simple tree step 1

STEP 1.

This first drawing step is as simple as they come. All you have to do is draw a nice sized circle, and connect a vertical line to it like so.
 
how to draw a simple tree step 2

STEP 2.

You will now draw the shape of the tree stem like you see here. Include the three fingered root system, and the tree limbs like so.
 
how to draw a simple tree step 3

STEP 3.

Okay, now you will begin sketching out the curly cloud like shape of the tree's leaves. This a real simple, and easy way to draw a tree if you are a beginning artist, or even if you are a more advanced artist, but want to draw simple things in a particular sketch.
 
how to draw a simple tree step 4

STEP 4.

For your last drawing step, all you have to do is draw some fullness in the center of the trees foliage. This will spruce, and plump up your simple tree, so that it looks great colored in. Erase the guideline, and shape you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a simple tree step 5

STEP 5.

You are now finished with this tutorial. I hope you enjoyed this lesson on how to draw a simple tree. Be sure to include this tree in your next landscape sketch.