Learn how to draw a Fall Tree with colorful falling leaves. The simple shapes make it easy for students of all ages.
One of the first rules of perspective that even the very young can understand, is that the farther things are away from you, the smaller they appear. It’s an easy concept to absorb and reminding students about it as they work on their drawings throughout the year can be really helpful.
This fall tree, for instance, is set off to the side so that some colorful leaves can easily fill in the open sky. Students might tend to draw the leaves all the same size, unless you ask them to think about leaves that are blowing closer to them. Making one or two leaves that are much larger than the rest will add some instant depth to their drawing.
Just remind students that the leaves need to be all the same type, or basic shape. That’s the best way for the viewer to be able to understand they are all coming from the same tree.
- How to Draw a Fall Tree (click to download a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw a Fall Tree
- Draw a hill.
- Add a simple tree trunk.
- Erase inside, and draw leaves around it.
- Draw a large bush on the left.
- Erase inside and add another bush.
- Add an assortment of leaves in the tree.
- Draw a few that are blowing away.
- Add a few more that are closer and larger.
- Trace with marker and color.