How to Draw Moss on a Tree

Being in nature is healing and therapeutic, and a large part of this comes from the smells and sights that you see all around you – including moss on a tree. In just a few short steps, we will bring this natural scene to life – let’s get started.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a “V” shape in the top right-hand corner of your page, making the lines bumpy like a cloud.


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Bring a curved line down from the bottom of the V shape.


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Then, add another bumpy section to the right of this, connecting to the bottom of the “V”.


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Add a series of small circles all around the edge of this…


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And then continue the curved line down towards the bottom of the page, using lots of tiny dots to draw the line.


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Now, use the same dotted technique to add a wavy line to the left of this main one…


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And then add another solid bumpy line to the left of the one at the top.


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Join this to the first line with another curved “V” shape, and add a bumpy line across the bottom of the “V”. Next, add a small circle in the space.


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Add a “U” shape to the left of this, and add a jagged line across the bottom.


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Now, add a third bumpy line just below the second…


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And then add a second, wider line to the left of this.


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Next, add a series of small oval shapes below this section of the tree…


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And then bring a curved line down at an angle, and then straight down to form the left side of the trunk.


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Add a series of small marks all across the place where the trunk divides, for texture.


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Then, add more marks vertically down the page.


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Grab a green pen, and fill in the leaves at the top with this shade…


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And then use a darker green for the moss on the right of the trunk.


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Finally, grab a purple pen for the rest of the trunk.


And just like that, you have brought nature to life before your very eyes – and what could be better than that?

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