This easy fall tree drawing project makes students use the entire page as it only works when the branches touch the edge of the paper.
The combo of black Sharpie trees and soft oil pastels look great when first applied, but I have discovered that the marker will bleed in time and make a fuzzy line.
If you want to avoid that and keep the look of the original, either use a black pastel or take a digital photo of the original so that it will look perfect forever.
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- Multimedia paper
- Oil Pastels, I recommend the Portfolio brand*
- Sharpie marker
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- Students draw a tree trunk and lots of branches. I have a previous post titled “How to Draw a Fall Tree” which offers more tips on tree drawing. The ends of this tree need to extend to the edge of the paper to make closed shapes. Students start with pencil lines, and then trace and thicken them with a black Sharpie marker.
- When complete, the negative spaces around the tree are filled in with different colors of oil pastel.