Sketch The Trunk And Apply The Lightest Tones

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Sketch the shape of the trunk and limbs with a mechanical pencil. Don't forget to include the large tree knots. With heavy, vertical pencil lines, apply the texture of the tree bark. Start with Sienna Brown first, and then layer on Dark Umber.

A tree limb or trunk is also a cylinder, just with a lot of texture. Use this exercise to practice drawing the cylindrical shape of a tree. Even though the surface is irregular and textured, the basic form is still a cylinder with the effects of light and dark creating the roundness.

Coloured Pencil Tree Bark Drawings

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  • elias
    How to sketch the trunk?
    8 years ago
  • Ferruccio
    How to draw tree bark?
    8 years ago
  • cara
    How to draw a knot in a tree?
    4 years ago
  • Venla Aavikko
    How to draw tree knots?
    4 years ago
  • miranda
    How to shade tree trunk using a coloured pencil?
    2 years ago
  • toby
    How to draw bark in color?
    1 year ago
  • uwe
    How to paint the roundness of a tree trunk or cylinder?
    8 months ago

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