How to Draw a Tree Without Leaves

We all know the soothing shade that comes from a leafy tree – but there is also beauty in a bare, winter tree. Want more proof? Read on to learn how to draw your very own.


Tutorial Video


Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw two wavy, angled lines in the center of your page. Join these in a point at the top.


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Now, draw a series of branches emerging from this, with gently curved lines topped with sharp forks.


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Add another curved line heading up from the bottom right of the original line, and add forked twigs and branches to the top of this.


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Add another branch to the right…


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And then take this out across even further with another set of sharp, angled lines.


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Bring a line back in at the bottom to create another large branch…


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And then bring a third main branch out to the right, waving this slightly as you add twigs and branches.


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Repeat this below, with a few more sharp twigs and branches…


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And then bring a wavy line straight down towards the bottom of your page.


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Now, add a tall, curved branch to the left of your tree, and add a few sharp twigs.


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Add another waving set of branches and twigs to the left…


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And then bring another branch across to the left.


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At the bottom, bring another line straight down, and add a slight point to the bottom.


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Now, add a wide square section to the bottom, and then add another curved, pointed shape to the right to complete the outline of your tree.


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Grab a black pen, and fill in the main trunk and the bottom of the main branches, as well as the bulk of the roots and bottom.


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Extend the black out a little higher, reaching right up into the branches…


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And then fill in the rest of the tree with a black fineliner pen to complete the look.


Voila – a stunning, leaf-free tree to enjoy. Doesn’t it have its unique kind of beauty?

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