How To Draw Pine Trees | John Anderson | Skillshare

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Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. How To Draw Pine Trees Intro

    • 2. Pine Tree Basics

    • 3. Pine Trees with Branches

    • 4. Drawing a Bushy Pine Tree

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About This Class

In this class you will learn how to draw various types of pine trees. These can be added to any illustration or art piece you are making. They are a great addition to mountain scenes or surrounding a cabin!

If you are just getting into drawing or want to learn a new skill, line drawings are a great way to start!  This class will show you how to draw a few different types of pine trees.

This simple drawing is for young and old alike. If you are an artist, (or wannabe artist!) it is a great way to explore your creativity and try something new. It also can be a fun drawing to teach to children or grand kids, keeping them busy but still learning! Drawing is a great way to expand your creativity.

You will learn:

  • What tools I like to use for making a simple drawing
  • How to sketch your drawing out before putting the pen to the paper
  • How to add little details

You will be creating a quick and easy pine tree illustration using the basic tools. A pencil, pen and paper.

John likes to draw, he’s been drawing since he could hold any drawing utensil! He has filled many sketchbooks ranging from simple shape drawings to detailed outdoor scenes and fun castle drawings. His favorite type of drawings to create are the fun little knights and castles that you can learn to draw in his class How To Draw A Simple Medieval Castle: These simple line drawings can be quick and easy or be made into just about any size and complexity you want. And they look great framed too!

Even if you’re new to drawing, you’ll find this class quick and simple to get you creating.

If you liked this class be sure to check out these:
How to Draw Mountains:
How to Draw a Cabin in the Pines: 
How to Draw a Medieval Castle:
How to Draw Broadway Tower:
How to Draw a Medieval Scene:
How to Draw Simple Trees:

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1. How To Draw Pine Trees Intro: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to another drawing glass. In this drawing class, we're gonna draw one of my favorite trees, and these are pine trees. Now you can add these trees into any art drumming that you're doing. So let's get started with a few basics you will need. First of all, you need a sturdy table or desk that you can write on. Grab your sketchbook or piece of paper, and then a number two pencil or mechanical pencil works great and also find nine pin and any racer for any mistakes. Once you have all the things ready, let's get on to the next video and start drawing. 2. Pine Tree Basics: all right to get started. A pine tree is basically just a triangular shaped. Now I always start a tree drawing with the base or any dry, and I do. I start with the based, and then you'll start from there drawing a trunk, and we can clean this lineup later. It gives us an idea of how tall are tree is and where we want. With our trunk drone, we will add a triangular shape, something like that, and that gives us a great base to start from now. From here, we'll just start with a basic trees and work our way up in detail from there. So just adding a few Jaggi branches going down the tree, and this makes a great pine tree design. You may have watched my video on how to draw a cabin, and these are the types of trees I used in there. So it was at a few jacket E branches here like that, and then when we come back with our pen, it will we come back and draughts in with our pen. Well, give us a bit more idea of where we're going with a lot of branches. So then just following your pencil lines. Just fill in those branches. Do him a little bit of a screw billy line because pine trees have more pointy branches than other trees. Then simply following triangular pattern around the tree happened and then filling the branches on the inside as you go along. And there we have a country. So then, once you've drawn the tree, grab any racer, any race. Those pencil lines on this hopes clean up your drawing. Once you've drawing it in with pen arts, let's draw another one. This one will go all the way down to the ground level. So remember to make that triangular shape someone like that, and then just adding in those jagged E branches here and there throughout the pine tree, and that gives it that look of a pine tree. Then just come back with your pin and fill in all those lines that you do, and you can even add some more if you want to. But the pencil starting with pencil really helps you to know where your country is and where all the branches you want on it gives you a great starting point. So then just work your way around that triangular shape, drawing in those branches, and then you can fill in your base down here at the tree, and there's another in design of a country. All right, so there are a lot of different types of countries you can draw. Another type of pine tree is kind of drooping branches like this. You give the branch a little bit of a hook on the bottom. There's another style of country that you can add in your drawing. 3. Pine Trees with Branches: all right. Another type of tree here. It's gonna be a little bit more open design. So draw your trunk down to the base and then from there we're just gonna add branches, just the main branches. So to start out, we're just gonna draw the main branches here, and then we'll come back and add some smaller ones to add more filling to the tree. So just add a few main branches like this, and then just a few smaller ones inside of it, and then go ahead and grab your pen, and I'll show you how we add those smaller branches. Work your trunk up into the tree a little bit. And then I like to start from the top working my way down, and we just follow those same lines we do with the pencil, working away down the tree and getting whiter as we get down. But down the junk further. All right. Now, on each of those branches, just gonna add a little bit of dash marks to each of those and fill out those branches. Then, once you have filled in all the big branches, you can add a few more in the blank spaces to fill out the tree a little bit better. Just add a few here and there, and then that's the you can fill in the trunk, just a little bit of shading dark enough inside, where the trunk is a little bit and there you go. Let's draw another one similar to that, starting with our base in our trunk. We're gonna give it a little bit more open branch design. So, as you consider, I'm kind of alternating these branches back and forth a little bit. I don't know what you would add at a few little branches, and then it will just go back to trump down here, so few shorter ones in between those now fill it in a little bit and then grab your pen. Fill in that base a bit of the trunk and then start adding in your branches. Now, once you have the main branches done well, just on the underside of all these branches, add a few dash marks or little hash lined that will give us a good looking branch on each of these, the caseworker way up and down both sides of the tree and then on our way back up the tree . Just add a few more branches in in the middle because you want to give your tree more depth cause your branches don't just come out the sides. They come out front and back to so. Adding those little or branches in gives a lot more depth to it. So there we go. That is, Ah, more open design on this pine tree that is another great pine tree you can add to your drawing. 4. Drawing a Bushy Pine Tree: one more treat his own. Here we're in a draw, adding in our trunk, No, on this one, we're just gonna do little lines that go across and get bigger as they get down to the base . And that is the basic concept we're trying to go for here, in the plane trees. All right. With that design that we have just drawn, we will go ahead and work off of that. So drew in your trunk and then with us little lines that we drew, We're gonna work him out a little bit longer as they go down the tree. Then down here at the base, they do get a little bit shorter or it's working with that. Just add little hash marks off each those branches and work our way down the tree again. And go ahead. While you're doing that, Add in a few more branches in here to give it that more the thicker appearance at the tree trunk as you work your way down the tree just by darkening it in or actually drawing in each branch if you want to, - and then just add a few more hash down here at the bottom and They don't give you a good look for this plane tree and maybe dark in it in a little bit at the trunk. So there you go. There is another type of pine tree. All right, so there are a few different type of countries. I hope you found some helpful tip out of this video. Be sure to share picture of a pine tree that you draw, and thanks for watching.