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A Beginner's Guide to Drawing and Painting Trees

Sarah Burns
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In this class you will learn how to start seeing the internal structure of trees, common shapes of trees, shading techniques, and more.

I’ll show you how to start with simple shapes and build up your trees from there so that in the future you will have the tools you need to design any type of tree.

When it comes to painting trees, there are so many styles and techniques out there. I’ll show you my favorite ways to paint trees using digital paint, watercolor, and gouache.

This is a comprehensive class that covers so many aspects of tree art, and is catered towards beginners. Intermediate artists, or those who aren’t familiar with trees will also learn a lot.

Please note: This class is for beginners, so it does not cover more advanced topics such as forest scenes (overlapping trees). That will be a future advanced tutorial.

Class Outline

(Chapter 2-7 are drawing lessons)

  • Styles of Trees
  • Tree Profiles
  • Basic Shapes & Gesture Line
  • Trunk and Roots
  • Bark
  • Branches
  • Foliage

(Chapter 8- are Painting lessons)

  • Watercolor Trees
  • Gouache Tree
  • Digital Trees

Intermediate - Advanced Tree/Forest Paintalongs

As I mentioned in the final video, I teach monthly paintalongs, and we very often paint forests! If you’d like to join, you can keep an eye on the schedule, and learn more about them here: Painting Tutorials

I also have dozens of full-length tutorials available on my Patreon.

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Tree Tutorial for Beginners

Reference Photos
Show Notes
Line Art
Drawing Tutorial
Watercolor Tutorial
Gouache Tutorial
Digital Painting Tutorial


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