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Lesson 49. Realistic Trees. #Trees are a lot like #StickMen; we can draw a tree with a line and a circle and everyone knows what we are #drawing. Many of us have not advanced beyond the line and circle tree.
This lesson will focus on looking at the form of a tree and putting it down on paper. I used the program #Procreate to illustrate how to draw and shade the trees. We discuss how a tree grows, the root system, branches, twigs and #leaves. We will be focusing on #autumn and using #FallColors.
Thanks to the paint my photo website Paint My Photo we have excellent photos of real trees to work from; thank you Nicola B, Steve Lyddon, Franklin, Ed247 for the amazing photography. We will be using our sketchpads Strathmore Artist Papers, pencils and Prismacolor #ColoredPencils. To advance this lesson take a picture of your favorite tree and draw it.
- Preschool-grade 1 : Do the stick trees but use a pencil eraser tip and dip it in either water color or acrylic paint to make the leaves. Talk about the air needed between the leaves.
- Grades 1-3 Draw a simple tree trunk with only the roots needing shading. Put the leaves on it.