Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a leaf and a leaf coloring page. Place them in a grid for a pretty fall drawing.
Whether you are looking for a how to draw a leaf, or have something that needs leaves added to the background, here’s a handy tutorial for you. It includes six basic types of leaves so students can just begin to learn the different names, without getting too scientific.
My experience is that some are easiest to draw when you start with veins first, and the leaf shape around then, and others visa versa. Either way, I hope this is a handy reference guide the next time you need some variety for your fall leaf art.
Media note: Crayons work great, but this can make a lovely watercolor painting too, as shown in my sample to the right. I recommended using real watercolor paper, a black Sharpie for a bleed-proof drawing and liquid watercolor paint. Extra dabs of color along the veins make for some fun wet-on-wet painting practice.
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Leaves Coloring Page
Materials to Draw Fall Leaves
- Black Sharpie Marker (affiliate link)
- Prang Crayons (affiliate link)
- Crayola Crayons (affiliate link)
Step by Step Directions for How to Draw a Leaf
How to Draw 6 different kinds of Leaves
- Willow leaf
- Beech leaf
- Walnut or Ash leaf
- Poplar leaf
- Oak leaf
- Maple Leaf