Tips for drawing different types of trees.
If you want to go beyond the basic trunk and bush-like foliage, you’ll want to notice how different trees look and model yours on a specific type of tree. For example, a pine tree will require different crown drawing techniques than an oak tree. An old tree might have deeply defined trunk details and gnarls while a young tree should have a cleaner, less marked trunk. Find inspiration for any type of tree from the reference photos available in Adobe Stock.
No matter what kind of tree you set out to draw, keep these six steps in mind. If your tree isn’t looking as good as you’d like, don’t give up. Use your eraser as needed, but try to draw through each stroke if you can. Your lines may not be perfect, but they’ll retain their continuity and energy, which is important when drawing organic shapes.