How To Draw a Fall Tree

Fall Oil Pastel treeI found this project on Artsonia.comI love how it makes students think of trees as a series of branches, and not just a fluffy shape that sits on a stick.
1. Students draw a large “Y” on their paper.
2. They add smaller “Y”  on each side, alternating as they go up each branch. To make the “Y”  the most realistic, they should be directed upward towards the sky.
3. When the lines are complete, they need to be thickened. The fattest part of the tree should be at the bottom trunk, and all the lines should gradually get thinner until they end in points at the top.
4. Lots of fall colors may be colored around the branches. I used my favorite Portfolio oil pastels.
5. The background may be added, with grass and shadow and sun and clouds.

8 Responses

  1. canvas wall art

    Trees have always been a bit tricky to draw but this has helped me out a lot.

  2. Kathy Barbro

    OK, as long as you post a link back to my site.


  3. chirag

    Amazing Tutorial. Do you mind if I replicate this tutorial on my site using byte syze learning application. I would love to share with my friends.

  4. tree crafts

    I and my daughter created a tree craft you can see by clicking my nick name.

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  6. ginac

    We love oil pastels! Thanks for this great lesson on how to draw a tree. Those beautiful, vibrant oil pastels are much better than boring crayons!

  7. Michelle

    Fantastic! My Daughter has just started drawing trees and this simplifies things wonderfully while still looking great. I love your blog!

  8. Netta

    Thanks for great ideas!

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