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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
well.

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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Growing Fig Trees fast to produce Figs on Young Trees-Manure and Woodchips

morning all I'm gonna do a really short video I hope on fig trees real quick this big tree which I'm trying to see in the Sun really hard to see my camera in the Sun it's really sunny this thing's about some feet tall and this one was planted last year these came out of my compost we eat a lot of things because we grow a lot of fig trees and they were so tiny they grew last year so my husband stuck this in his garden so there's one and now we're gonna walk through his garden I'm not doing a full garden tour today of his garden by will and there's the other one let's see if I can get over to it and this one yeah about five and a half feet tall and those are his and he's got him growing in and sweet we've hit a patch and I'm not sure what else is this term record ginger or what are these this is turmeric okay well it doesn't matter we're not doing a video thing on you having a migraine today so we'll do that another day okay so this is he's got he stuck the other one I had a few of them I didn't have the heart to throw them away so he's stuck it in there so these are the ones growing in his garden down here the two that we pulled out of the compost now I'm gonna go back and we're gonna go up because my garden is up on top of the hill his is down in the valley I'm gonna go to my garden I'm gonna show you that the trees that I planted same time same age they're just now just barely a little over a year old and I'm gonna show you that one okay now we're back in my garden well this is behind my garden this is where that wall is and these are avocados these are the fig trees I planted there are four of them and they were up in my compost this one's over ten feet tall and it's got bigs the figs on this one are very good have already been eating them they're a light-colored fig and on the inside they're pink and they're very sweet very very good let's see if I can show you where the trunk is on here see the trunk size okay now this has got a bigger trunk this is a very special thing I can't really get a good shot of it and the angle I'm at and this is a really good thing again keep up my nice specs are only a year old these trees they're maybe a year now in a few a couple months okay oh this one's probably about twelve feet tall No fifteen feet tall this is phenomenal I don't know what kind of thing it is remember they're probably hybrid hybrids or who knows I don't know how that works but this big is also greenish has a little color on the outside but when you break it open it's blood red inside so red I should say like a strawberry and my husband I ate him and it was like you're eating a mouthful of strawberries I've never had anything like that before so what we're going to do on this particular fig tree is we're going to try to you know trim some limbs off and arutam because this is an amazing fig tree okay now this massive tree which I'm under I have no idea how the cameras filming this because it's so bright and sunny today I get a sized trunk on that thing I mean it's it's massive again these are all the same age they all came out of my compost last year I didn't trim this right I was trimming these trees and this one's going that way there's the figs on there this is a failure as far as fix this tree from seed looks nice it tastes bad I mean the fig no matter how hard I water it and try to like a fig off of this tree and it's full of figs they taste really bad you break them open they look really good you look like they're gonna be juicy and good you break them open and they're dry they're kind of a light tan inside no matter how long we leave it right I remember there was a field out here a fig trees there was an empty lot and I used to park when I first moved down here and run out there and pick them by the bags and bring them home and they tasted like this really bad so I guess we're gonna end up taking it out and then there's one more I can reach around this way and here's this one this one is just producing figs on the top I have no idea what this one tastes like so I'm hoping we get one more that's good but if not it will probably go but this is just like I said this is another one these are all yearlings and they have good-sized trunks this was the smallest out of all of them now this is what I wanted to show you real quick see these tubs last year my husband built me these wooden tubs I don't know which raised beds I should say get some old scrap wood and he built this one and then he built this one that's there and I wasn't you know I didn't know what I was gonna put something in it so he had so much llama and donkey manure he brought home he had no place to put it he said he used enough we didn't need it I said you know what just fill up these two bins and just leave them nothing but manure just leave them and I'll water it and it will start to break down and then I'll throw a squash in there which I did throw squash in there and it did grow it's too shaded now because of the fig trees so they're not growing that good well we think because of these bins full of the manure breaking down and there's no bottom on these bins completely open it fed these fig trees and that's why the two fig trees closest to these raised beds that were full of llama and donkey manure I guess there would've been horse in there – she's got horses – it fed these trees to the point where it made these massive trunks and this is why they got so big that they're growing all these figs the ones in my husband's garden there's no fix not one fig on those trees same age not one big so it is a heavy feeding of the manure I guess that one had more manure in it too but it didn't have as much when he built me that one I mixed in I guess I was composting in place kitchen scraps there was a little bit of manure in there so that trays not as big but it got more than the one down below in his garden so it ended up with FIGS but didn't get as big these tree trunks are really big again this one had manure in it it said that tree and that had manure in it and of course it fed the other one because I had just told him just fill him up he had he brought home I think two truckloads of it she wanted her yard clean he said sure so I just told just fill it up it'll break down then I'll mix something in it and so these wooden boxes he built me raised beds were full of manure and this is what caused these trees to get so big I mean they just took off they'd sit dormant they sat dormant you know didn't grow real quick in the beginning for like a few months and then all of a sudden they just took off I mean I've been trimming him and trimming him he didn't trim his even he told me he hasn't touched his I've been cutting him off I just didn't cut this branch off so it kind of came down and it covered up the area so it's shaded the area my bagels didn't go here that's when the trash can but that is the reason these trees grew this big in one year was because of the manure so it was getting I guess you could say fed every single day it was the manure was leaching into the ground in the ground around these four fig trees was just full of nutrients and they are heavy feeders they're a ficus and they just took off and start growing but growing from seed is not the best and that's what I was explaining to somebody on one of my youtube videos is that when you grow from seed any of these fruit trees you have no idea what you can end up with you can end up with something fantastic I'm better than ever and I think this is the tree up here I we've got more figs up there they're not ripe yet but this is the tree that we really want to concentrate on because the figs that have been ripening in the one we're eating it's it's you'd almost close your eyes and think you're eating strawberries yeah we we don't understand that but this one tastes like strawberries so we'll see but that's what I wanted to show the ones in his garden down below in his garden is and he did not put the fertilizer like here from the almond or his just grew at a normal pace but mine because of these bins they took off they got massive these massive tree trunks so that's why they grew figs in a year and yes they are only a year old these were baby fig treats they look like weeds coming out of my compost because I do cold composting only so I get all kinds of things growing you know like Oh like David the good who's growing pumpkins well we grew pumpkins and we grew zucchini and they hybridized and when I stayed the seeds or you know I have say seeds but when they grow out of my compost I get the most interesting looking zucchini pumpkin looking things they taste good anyways that's it this is on pigs and I'm going back in and don't forget to eat what you grow bye bye all

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How to Draw in 1-Point Perspective: Narrated: A Road and Trees

How to Draw in Perspective: Perspective
is a way of showing things in 3-dimensions, on a 2-dimensional flat
piece of paper, to draw in 1-point perspective we need to draw a horizontal line and then on this horizon which represents the line between the sky and
the land, on this horizontal line, we want to put a dot and then from this
vanishing point we can draw two or three lines, in this drawing lets draw three
lines from the vanishing point, coming towards us, towards the base of the paper, once we have got these three lines coming from the vanishing point, coming
towards us, we need to draw a line going towards the left from the vanishing point and this will be the line for the top of the tree trunks, next on the left-hand diagonal line draw a base of a tree, and then we're going to make this into a tree trunk, you might have to draw an extra line, if
you think the first line we drew to the left is a little too high, which I think
mine is, so that we've got the baseline for the bottom of the tree trunk and
then we go to top line for where the tree trunk finishes for each tree, next
we can draw a row of trees that are all straight and all starts at the baseline
and their tree trunks will go up to this high line, these trees need to get smaller
and thinner as they go towards the vanishing point, now we can repeat this
process once we've drawn the trees on the left hand side road we can repeat
this process on the right-hand side of the road too, next it is time to draw the
branches, a series of lines, to divide them would be useful, so I normally draw a
V-shape within a branch, and then from this V-shaped it will branch out into
two more branches and then you can continue this and sometimes you can have branches get behind other branches and sometimes not, just so it looks quite
organic, once we draw these branches we can now
perhaps indicate some of the leaves, with trees I don't you ever ready to draw all of the leaves, just as when you're actually looking at a tree you don't
see all the leaves! you just sort of know that they're there, you are not going to really spend time counting them, in a drawing you can just indicate where they are as well and
just make general shapes in the way that leaves can make sort of clumps of shapes, so that is a very simple way to draw an avenue of trees, you could add some marks to create texture or tone using the 4B pencils I've been using for this drawing,
something like that, or you could add some color to the picture, maybe a sunset
or some color to the road or path and then, if you're going to color it up, you
could add some color into the fields and the trees themselves, for this picture I
use watercolor to color it, but you could use any type of color that you have a
hand, anything would work well, I hope you liked this video and find it useful for
your drawings, if you'd like to see some more of my videos, please subscribe to my youtube channel Circle Line Art School, I have over a hundred and ninety-five
other videos now, of various different ways of drawing, including many on
perspective, many on different other ways of drawing too, thank you very much for
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