Whether you enjoy a hot lemon tea, the tang of a cold, refreshing lemon drink with ice, or are simply a huge fan of lemon cheesecake, this humble citrus fruit forms a large part of many delicious recipes! Let’s create our own lemon tree in just a few short, simple steps – ready to begin?
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Begin with a black fineliner pen, and draw a curved line just to the right of the center of your page. Add a small leaf shape to the end of this.
Now, add a second leaf just above the first…
And a third to the left of this, pointing towards the top left-hand corner of the page.
Add another curved line just above the first, and then add a fourth leaf to the end of this.
Draw another slightly curved leaf just above this one.
Next, add a leaf to the left of the one you just drew – this time angle it so that it is pointing towards the top left-hand corner of the page.
Add another leaf to the left of the group, angling it so that the tip is facing the top right-hand corner of the page.
Draw a leaf just behind this, pointing in the opposite direction…
And then another, slightly curved, leaf below the pile.
Now, draw another leaf pointing up from the one you have just created.
Now, add a small circle shape to the right of this, with a short line connecting the top of this to the bottom of the leaf – this is your first lemon.
Add the bottom half of a leaf poking out from the bottom of the horizontal one…
And then another leaf heading downwards from the left end of this one.
Now, add two more leaves to the left of this one – connect them at the left-hand end.
Now, use the black pen to add a tall “V” shape to the leaves on the left, and follow this up with a curved line at the bottom, looping down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page, and then going up in a “hook”. Add a thin “V” to the central section.
Now add a few more leaves to the right of the bottom line…
And a few more just below these.
Next, add two leaves, one on top of the other, below the group on the right. Draw the second lemon as well.
Bring a curved line across to the left, and add another lemon to the bottom of this.
Continue the line across to the left, and then bring it down towards the bottom of the page.
Now, add two more leaves to the line at the very top of your tree.
Bring down a “V” shape beside this, extending the left arm of the “V” up higher than the right, and add another two leaves to the top of this.
Bring a parallel line down to the left of the first to create twigs, and add another leaf to the left. Continue the line down slightly.
Now, angle another twig off towards the top left-hand corner of the page…
And add three leaves to this. Then, add curved lines to hide another lemon behind the leaves.
Add two more leaves to the end of the twig…
And then another group of leaves below this.
Bring the line across and in, and then angle this down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Add a leaf shape to the left of this main section, and then another lemon just to the left of this.
Add another large leaf shape to the very left of the group…
And add a “V” shape below this, with two leaves on the left end.
Continue the curved line down towards the bottom right corner, and add another leaf to the top…
And then add a leaf to the end, as well as two more beside it emerging from the main trunk.
Add another lemon to the gap in the twig…
And then create a trunk on the left with two curved, parallel lines connecting to the leaves. Bring this line down towards the bottom of the page.
Add another lemon to the left…
And then bring a long, thin branch out to the left, just above this lemon.
Add a bunch of leaves to the end of this branch…
And then another lemon to the section of leaves above this.
Now, grab a brown pen, and use this to shade the trunk and branches of the tree.
Grab a light green pen for the bottom sections of the leaves…
And then fill in the rest of the leaves using a darker green pen.
Now, use a yellow pen for the lemons, and complete your tree.
And voila! Your very own lemon tree ready to enjoy – now, who feels like a cool, refreshing glass of lemonade to celebrate?