Sunday, December 27, 2015

Printable How to draw a Tree in Silhouette Worksheet

This is a simple picture to draw and looks great with a colored sky; like sunset colors and pale blues, lavenders, and violets in the background. A watercolor wash would work well. There is no middle ground to worry about. 

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
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HOW TO PRINT
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How To Draw Trees In Silhouette worksheet

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BACKGROUND
Draw the valley with just some simple wavy lines horizontally across the back. Be careful that you don't go too high up it will become distracting and amateurish. 

COMPOSITION
Normally I would never suggest that you put the point of interest in the middle of a picture but this is a very simple composition and that is about the only time a point of interest works in the middle.  

THE TREE
Draw the basic shape of the foreground hill with a sketch pencil. Keep it simple. Outline the trunks of the trees with the pencil and outline the leaves area. Begin to block in the trees completely and evenly. If you are using charcoal this would be easy but keep the application smooth. Block in the leaves but keep the edges irregular like individual leaves. Remember the branches and leaves go up and out. 

DETAILS
Keep some areas open for interest. You may want to add a few twigs crossing through the open areas. 

FINISHING TOUCHES
To finish, black in the foreground hill by using upward strokes of the pencil to give the effect of grass, but leave a few areas white for interest.



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