5 tips to draw trees effectively

Hey guys today i’m going to give you five
tips to help you draw trees. Tip number one is the internal structure which
is the trunk and the branches. You don’t want to make these too straight
or repetitive you really want to capture the randomness of nature, in order to do this
you want o be free with your branches, i recommend not holding the pencil by the tip, I usually
hold it mid ways your goal is to control the pencil less in order to create the natural
branches. Right here i let go of the pencil a little
bit and make the tree truck curvyer. However i still have control over the pencil
and know what i’m going to do next. I’m also paying attention of where i place
the branches, i don’t want to leave huge gaps in-between the branches because that
would make the tree look weird and loose balance.

I also want to spread out the branches evenly
because to many branches on one side would make the tree loose balance as well. Moving on with tip number two. It deals with the overlap of form which helps
your tree look three dimensional. To do this were going to use the T method
which is the point where two forms overlap, you want to emphasize the T, and this shows
what is closer and what is farther away. for example this is our first T. and as you
can see it looks like a T and it shows that the branch is above the trunk or that its
closer to us. You can also use this method to show that
a branch behind the trunk. Emphasizing these points will help the tree
loose its flatness and its important to do these with all the branches. Good i think the tree is coming out pretty

You can even add extra branches as i am here,
i’m just going to erase that little part. Okay to better explain i’m going to draw
two flat shapes that resemble pears, but i’m going to show you how to make them three dimensional. By emphasizing the T’s i’m going to make
the back of this pear closer to us then the front of the pear. as you can see the flat
shape of the pear has three dimensions now. i’m going to do the same thing with this
pear i’m going to make the front of the pear look closer to us. Good now i’m just going to add some of the
shading and it makes it look better.

I hope you understand the method that this
is the closer side and that is the farther side and you can do this by emphasizing the
overlap of form. Now tip number three deals with light source
and value. after drawing this tree i will show you where
the light source is, which is the top right. Since my light source is at the top right
i’m going to start shading the bottom and the left side of the tree to show shadows.

I will leave the right and top part of the
tree light to show that, thats where’s the sun is hitting it. As you can see one of my branches is casting
a shadow across the trunk, this makes the tree become a little bit more three dimensional. When it comes to shadows and value there is
a lot of detail, i also don’t want to leave sections of the tree completely white or completely
dark I want to leave it at a middle tone and thats what i’m doing here.

Now i will show how the shadows are cast on
a tree with leaves. First of all the leaves blur out some of the
branches and overlap them. the light source is right above so i’m doing
the shadows on the bottom of the leaves. Also the branches are almost always going
to look darker. I outline the leaves to give it more style
and I do the cast shadow in the bottom of the tree and I add a bush just to give it
an environment. For tip number four were gonna focus on texture
and this is mostly up to your skill level. I do a lot of lines on my tree to show that
it sort of has a natural form and you can practice different textures its not only lines. And as you can see i add a hole on the tree
and its part of texture this one you would have to practice a lot. Tip number five and finally go out to nature
and try to draw the trees outside. Try to get a small sketch book like this one,
I took this one when i went on a trip to Europe and as you can see i draw random trees I drew
close up of trees.

Drawing trees from the natural environment
will help you a lot, a lot! I tried different textures as you can see
in this one, and also weird ones. I also drew trees with thin branches and really
any kind of tree that came close up of the branches. This sketch book is filled with more than
just trees as you can see, and finally this last tree i actually drew this one out of
my imagination after you draw a lot of trees you actually could draw them out of your imagination. Finally this tree i will draw it pointing
out he five tips so as you can see i’m trying to make naturally curvy branches that resemble
nature. This tree is coming out from my imagination
and i want to not leave any gaps, i want to keep it completely balanced. I will spread out the smaller thinner branches
and i will add this large branch coming out of the tree trunk to show form and space.

Now i will actually start doing the emphasis
on form and space which are the T’s i talked about earlier in tip number two. and as you
can see i have them emphasized now. Now i’m going to do the shadows. I will do my light source on the top right
and as you can see i will do all my shadows on the left side and i will do some cast shadows
on the branches that are sticking out now. Also i never really stopped drawing branches
i keep doing thinner ones, this really only helps me emphasize different parts of the
tree and keep the tree balance as you can see. Now i’m going to continue with texture and
i’m going to user he line method again i’m going to do a bunch of lines to give it texture
so it can look more natural and give it a rough surface. Finally the shadow, and i believe this is
one of my longest videos so hank you for sticking till the end. I really hope you learned from these tips
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Landscape Tutorial~How to Draw Trees With Leaves Pt 2 of 2

hey everyone welcome back this is the continuation of the how to draw trees with leaves tutorial if you have not seen this tutorial yet please click on the picture on the right to watch part 1 but if you haven't seen me drawing any trees at all before please click on the picture to the left to watch the whole tree Anatomy and everything like that it will really help you to draw the trees in this tutorial this whole process so far has been done only with a four-inch pencil as you can see this pencil is extremely late and the entire tree is mainly one tone and like a four when I divide it down here I set everything over here to be darker that will come in when I started using a darker pencil so remember in this tutorial series where I said you only need so many different pencils well I customize my kit at all I'm using now is the 4 H 2 h HB 2 B 4 B 5 B and 6b and then over here to charcoal pencils and my 9 B this next part I'm gonna grab the HB and the to be the to be like I said before is just your regular yellow school pencil and you can use that instead of buying one of these and it'll work just fine on this rough with the HB and wherever I went darker I'm gonna use this to go even darker so this is the part where you start layering tones the bottom of the tree you don't have to be too weary of what you're doing because it's gonna be mainly in shadow anyway and even anything that's in this slate highlight here it's gonna go a bit darker all right so now as I previously said I'm no longer using the 4-h pencil I have now switched to the HB and I will then later switch to the to be during this one I initially use the 4-h pencil which is a really light pencil I made some parts that were darker and now what I'm doing is I'm taking the HB and going over those parts right and then I'm a darker and I'm making them even darker and even the spots that are on the right side of the page that are slightly lighter or in highlight I'm making them darker because they're gonna be slightly in shadow so the bottom right of the tree will be the darkest part of the drawing while the top left of the tree will be the lightest and they will gradually change in tone as they get from one point to the other and you also want to make sure that it is a gradual change in tone because the light will still penetrate some parts of the tree and then little lightly start to fade as it gets to the tree so in this whole process the register here I went with the HP to darken this side of a bit then I'll it with the to be to darken up even more but I don't think I'm gonna go any darker than that the last thing to put in which always seems to annoy you during the whole process is the tree trunk you can put that in anytime you want I just choose to always put in later I'm not sure why I just do but you still want to be conscious of the light even though this trunk is still in full shadow you just kind of still want to show where that light is coming from and I'm just gonna put the tree and just by hatching and that's just by putting a lot of clothes lines together and I'm gonna make it a little bit lighter on this side of the tree fairly dark on this side of the tree here over just like that and you do want the trunk to be darker than the leaves up above it or at least show because you want to be able to tell where the leaves and and the trunk begins just like that I'm just putting in some harsh lines just to give the trunk a little bit of character things like that I'm gonna go back in with the HB pencil and just fill a little more leaves there just like kind of carve it up a little bit just like that take this I'm on the HB right now it's going to kind of round off the tree here okay also if you would like to you can take the tubing and it just quickly go around the tree like this just a given eyeshadow but you want to put this side of the tree over here in a longer shadow than this side so this shadow should probably go off the page just like that one last thing this is optional I guess this is do eraser I have on hand right now it's my mechanical pencil but if you can learn with the eraser you can and you wanna do the same motion just slow circles or quick circles but you want to keep the circular motion now just going in certain spots and just take a little bit away you give the tree a little bit of highlight just like that I'm even gonna do a little highlight over this side too just like that okay the last thing is yes it's a tree but you still want to have some size or indication that there is a treat beneath all these leaves so for this you just take you can either use a mechanical pounce from any pencil you have on hand and you just quickly put in some branches coming up and you want to have them come out and then go back in again so this one will be about this size have a branch off going this way that's good and you want to also go back in a little bit and put some leaves over it so it looks like it's actually going back into the tree like that we'll do another one right here oh it's still a little one right there fork it out just like that and I'll just leaves over it now you don't want to go too crazy with these you just want to perfu him just to show the viewer that there is a tree underneath all the leaves I find that it sort of adds a likeness to the tree another thing you could do with these tree branches while you're at it buy these leaves you could just add a few branches coming out like that but again you don't want to go too crazy just want to show that there there have a dead branch coming out down here just like that all right so there's a tree with four Leafs and I hope you learn from this it's this drawing here took me about 25 minutes or so but I'm sure for anyone else trying to sit probably take a lot longer but this in a nutshell is how I would draw a tree so I'll flip back to the other one real quick it's fairly similar see how I and all the branches out like this I put a few and out on the outskirts of the tree now this one I didn't shade anywhere near as dark as this one also with this one I had the light coming in too straight down like a noon lighting this is more like a like a 9 a.m.

3:00 4:00 p.m. lighting so all right all right so I hope you guys learn from this if you did if you liked it please subscribe leave a comment you have any questions or if you have any suggestions for future tutorials I would like to hear anything you have to say yeah so hope you like this thank you for watching click on the annotation below to subscribe also check out my channel for many more tutorials.

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