How to Draw a Lemon Tree

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?


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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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.


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Now, add a second leaf just above the first…


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And a third to the left of this, pointing towards the top left-hand corner of the page.


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Add another curved line just above the first, and then add a fourth leaf to the end of this.


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Draw another slightly curved leaf just above this one.


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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.


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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.


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Draw a leaf just behind this, pointing in the opposite direction…


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And then another, slightly curved, leaf below the pile.


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Now, draw another leaf pointing up from the one you have just created.


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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.


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Add the bottom half of a leaf poking out from the bottom of the horizontal one…


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And then another leaf heading downwards from the left end of this one.


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Now, add two more leaves to the left of this one – connect them at the left-hand end.


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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.


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Now add a few more leaves to the right of the bottom line…


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And a few more just below these.


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Next, add two leaves, one on top of the other, below the group on the right. Draw the second lemon as well.


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Bring a curved line across to the left, and add another lemon to the bottom of this.


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Continue the line across to the left, and then bring it down towards the bottom of the page.


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Now, add two more leaves to the line at the very top of your tree.


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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.


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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.


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Now, angle another twig off towards the top left-hand corner of the page…


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And add three leaves to this. Then, add curved lines to hide another lemon behind the leaves.


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Add two more leaves to the end of the twig…


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And then another group of leaves below this.


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Bring the line across and in, and then angle this down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.


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Add a leaf shape to the left of this main section, and then another lemon just to the left of this.


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Add another large leaf shape to the very left of the group…


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And add a “V” shape below this, with two leaves on the left end.


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Continue the curved line down towards the bottom right corner, and add another leaf to the top…


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And then add a leaf to the end, as well as two more beside it emerging from the main trunk.


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Add another lemon to the gap in the twig…


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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.


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Add another lemon to the left…


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And then bring a long, thin branch out to the left, just above this lemon.


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Add a bunch of leaves to the end of this branch…


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And then another lemon to the section of leaves above this.


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Now, grab a brown pen, and use this to shade the trunk and branches of the tree.


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Grab a light green pen for the bottom sections of the leaves…


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And then fill in the rest of the leaves using a darker green pen.


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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?

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