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Wellingtonia Riesen

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How to draw a tree: 35 options for every taste

May 20, 2021LikbezDo it yourself

Create simple images with markers, paints, pencils and pastels.

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How to draw a tree with a black marker or felt-tip pen

Frame: DrawinGeek / YouTube

What you need

  • Paper;
  • black marker or felt pen.

How to Draw

Draw a zigzag horizontal line to represent grass. Draw two vertical curved lines. From above, between the parts, make several arcs. Get a trunk with branches.

Frame: DrawinGeek / YouTube

Above the arcs, draw two cloud-like shapes. Behind the figures, make three more, but larger. This is a crown.

Frame: DrawinGeek / YouTube

Show the texture of the bark on the trunk. To do this, draw a lot of curved lines. Also mark several arcs nested inside each other.

Frame: DrawinGeek / YouTube

The full version of the master class can be viewed here:

Other options

An easy way for beginners:

Here they show how to portray cherries:

If you want to draw a realistic tree:

Even a child will cope with this tree:

An unusual tree pattern with roots:

if you are going to draw a cartoon tree with eyes:

This tutorial shows how to draw two palm trees:

A fun drawing that is easy to repeat:

How to draw a tree with colored markers or felt-tip pens

Frame: Like ART / YouTube

What you need

  • Paper;
  • colored markers or markers;
  • black liner (optional).

How to Draw

Draw two vertical curved lines with a black marker pen or marker. This is a stem. Mark the branches from above with segments. You can use a liner at this stage if you wish.

Frame: Like ART / YouTube

Draw a rounded crown with an uneven outline. Mark wavy segments above the branches.

Frame: Like ART / YouTube

Color the barrel with a light brown marker or felt pen. To show the shadows and texture of the bark, you need a shade slightly darker than the previous one.

Frame: Like ART / YouTube

Make large dark green spots on the crown, leaving some free space. Fill in the empty areas with a light green color.

Frame: Like ART / YouTube

Outline the grass under the tree. With a black liner or felt-tip pen, draw a series of wavy segments on the crown. Emphasize the shadows on the trunk and branches.

Frame: Like ART / YouTube

Details - in the video:

What other options are there

A simple drawing of an apple tree:

Master class for those who want to depict an autumn tree:

9008 902 paints Frame: PENCILS AND PAINTS / YouTube

What you need

  • Paper;
  • simple pencil;
  • wide brush;
  • gouache;
  • palette;
  • water jar;
  • fine brush.

How to draw

Draw a long line to show the horizon. Mark the trunk with two vertical lines. It should be narrower at the top than at the bottom.

Frame: PENCILS AND PAINTS / YouTube

Draw a V-shaped branch with sharp tips. Add small branches of different sizes. Draw the roots going into the ground - they resemble curved triangles.

Frame: PENCILS AND PAINTS / YouTube

On a palette, mix white gouache with a small amount of blue paint. Paint over the background with a wide brush, being careful not to touch the tree. Add white and pale yellow spots to the leaf. So the drawing will look more interesting.

Frame: PENCILS AND PAINTS / YouTube

Using a thin brush, cover the wood with brown paint. Then add some black to it and apply the resulting color to the branches on the left. Make light brown and yellow strokes on the trunk and roots.

Frame: PENCILS AND PAINTS / YouTube

Use broad strokes to mark the green leaves. Try not to overlap the entire branches: then the image will look more realistic. Mix gouache with some yellow and white paint. This shade should also be placed on the crown.

Frame: PENCILS AND PAINTS / YouTube

Draw thin brown branches on top of the leaves. Make the space below the horizon line light green. Use a more saturated shade to draw individual blades of grass. Outline a black shadow on the trunk on the right.

Frame: PENCILS AND PAINTS / YouTube

The full version of the lesson with artist's comments can be viewed here:

What other options are there

A method for those who want to draw a landscape with a tree:

Master class on drawing a realistic tree with detailed comments by the artist:

Here they show how to portray a birch with watercolors:

And here - how to designate flowers with simple spray:

simple drawing of flowering wood with gouache gouache :

Draw a tree in spring, summer, autumn and winter at the same time:

Here they show how to draw a tree using pointillism technique:

Landscape with several realistic trees:

Even a child can do this drawing:

How to draw a tree with crayons

Frame: Rio Art Club / YouTube

Paper

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  • colored pencils.
  • How to Draw

    Mark two vertical curved lines with a brown pencil. Get a palm tree trunk. Make horizontal strokes along the entire length of the part. This is how you define the texture of the bark.

    Frame: Rio Art Club / YouTube

    Shade the trunk so that it is darker on the left than on the right. Draw a few short lines at the base. Draw green fruits of different sizes. They are oval in shape.

    Frame: Rio Art Club / YouTube

    Color in the fruits. To set the direction of growth of the branches, outline curved lines. On the sides of each, make a lot of short dark green strokes. Place them as close to each other as possible. Add a light green tint to the leaves.

    Frame: Rio Art Club / YouTube

    Use green and black lines to represent the ground below the picture. So it will not seem that the palm tree is floating in the air.

    Shot: Rio Art Club / YouTube

    See the entire painting process here:

    What other options are there

    View of the redwoods from below:

    A fascinating drawing that is not easy to repeat:

    Here the artist shows how to draw a realistic tree in 40 minutes:

    Try drawing a baobab with pencils on black paper:

    How to draw a tree with pastels

    Frame: Tiku Art / YouTube

    What you need

    • Paper;
    • simple pencil;
    • oil pastel.

    How to draw

    With a simple pencil, mark a horizontal line at the bottom of the sheet. From it, release two broken vertical lines upwards. Get a tree trunk.

    Frame: Tiku Art / YouTube

    Draw four massive branches. They are widened at the base, and sharper closer to the tips. In the example, the parts have creases. This makes the drawing realistic. Add small branches directed in different directions.

    Frame: Tiku Art / YouTube

    Shade the trunk and branches on the right with brown pastel - this will show the shadow. Beige chalk is suitable for the left side of the picture.

    Frame: Tiku Art / YouTube

    Make dark green spots on the branches, consisting of many small dots. Add a light shade around the edges.

    Frame: Tiku Art / YouTube

    To indicate the texture of the bark, draw small lines on the trunk and branches with a simple pencil. If desired, you can draw several arcs nested inside each other. Sketch the grass at the base of the tree.

    Frame: Tiku Art / YouTube

    Nuances - in the video:

    What other options are there

    Another easy way to draw a realistic tree:

    Dry pastel is required for this image:

    This instruction will help to portray baobabs:

    Master class on drawing autumn wood with oil pastel:

    This drawing will be easily repeated by experienced artists:

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  • Sequoia in the USA - types, descriptions, sizes and photos

    Sequoia (lat. Sequoia ) is a genus of trees of the Cypress family growing on the Pacific coast of North America. We all heard about redwoods more than once, both in nature studies classes at school and on TV. But what these huge trees actually look like and where they grow, few people imagine. No less surprising is the fact that there are also different types of sequoias. We first saw these amazing giants during our independent trip by car in the United States. It turns out that the sequoia tree is also a symbol of the state of California. And in this article we will introduce you to these largest trees in the world (not to be confused with baobabs!).

  • 4 Sequoia on the US map
  • Types of sequoia

    Sequoia is an evergreen tree belonging to the cypress family. We have already seen cypresses in California when we drove along the 17 Mile Road. Three types of sequoia trees are known worldwide, two of which grow in the USA:

    • Coastal sequoia ( Sequoia sempervirens ) - grows on the coast of California in the USA;
    • Giant sequoia ( Sequoiadendron giganteum ) - common in the Sierra Nevada region;
    • Metasequoia ( Metasequoia ) - grows in China.

    And only giant sequoia is widely known in the world under the name sequoia . Coastal is also called redwood, or redwood ( Redwood ). It is these two species that are the largest trees in the world. The coastal sequoia is the tallest tree, and the giant sequoia is the most voluminous. The Chinese metasequoia is not surprising at all with its size. Sequoia sempervirens )

    Tree redwood is found only on the Pacific Coast in Northern California and Oregon. Nowhere else in the world does this species (Evergreen Sequoia, Red Sequoia) grow. Redwood is rightfully considered the tallest tree in the world on planet Earth and reaches a height of 115 meters. About 50 currently growing redwoods have a height of more than 100 meters. The thickness of the trunk reaches 6.5 meters. There are specimens of redwood sequoia aged from 1500 to 2000 years.

    Hard but soft redwood bark

    Giant sequoia (

    Sequoiadendron giganteum )

    Nevada in California, at an altitude of 1500-2000 meters. This type of tree got its name because of its gigantic size. And even though their tallest trees don't exceed 95 meters, the thickness of the trunk can reach 12 meters. The oldest representative of the growing today has an age of about 3200 years. Currently, only about 30 groves of giant sequoias have survived.

    Giant Sequoia

    An interesting fact. According to some reports, the breeding season of the giant sequoia begins when it reaches the age of about 400 years. A mandatory concomitant factor in order for the sequoia to give offspring is high temperature. Here's what we know about wildfires and their benefits to redwoods:

    • Forest fires do not cause significant damage to mature trees;
    • Sequoia bark, which absorbs moisture from the air like a sponge, is quite resistant to fire;
    • However, the heat generated by burning the forest floor is best for opening the buds and bringing redwood seeds to the ground and germinating in soil rich in minerals after burning;
    • In addition, the forest, thinned by fire, allows sunlight to break through the dense canopy of trees and creates conditions for the growth of young redwoods.

    Watch Video about giant sequoia and their dependence on forest fires:

    Metsexye (

    MetaSequoia )

    But there is another type of sequoia in the world - Metsexicity , which is planted, which is planted in the causes in China, but these trees are quite normal in size. This species of sequoia is on the verge of extinction and is listed in the Red Book. They are very rare, and only on the slopes of mountains in remote areas of the Chinese provinces. That is, the ordinary tourist is not available. But the American sequoias - redwood and the giant one can be seen both from the car window, and take a walk along the forest paths in a grove among majestic trees.

    Sequoia in the USA

    When we traveled around the USA by car during our World Tour - One World, we spent a lot of time getting to know the largest trees in the world. So, let's figure out where to go if you have a desire to get acquainted with coastal and giant sequoias in the USA.

    An interesting fact

    The thickness of the trunk of a giant sequoia reaches 12 meters in diameter. This is enough to fit a whole house inside it or to draw a highway!

    Redwood Coastal Redwood

    The natural conditions in Northern California National Parks where the redwood grows are ideal for these giant trees. Redwood can be seen in the following US parks and conservation areas:

    • Redwood National Park ( Redwood national and state parks ) includes several state parks, which can be accessed for a fee. If you are on the highway and just going north, then you do not need to pay for it. And if you leave the highway to take a walk, then an annual subscription to national parks (Annual pass) is valid throughout the territory, except for state parks - Del Norte Coastal Redwood State Park and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - where you have to pay separately.
    • Muir wood National Monument near San Francisco. There is an annual pass to the national parks.
    • If you are traveling in California by car from San Francisco to the north, you can also drop by Humboldt Redwoods state park and Avenue of the giants ( Avenue of the giants ), fee separate. There you can drive your car through a tree for $5 ( Shrine Drive-thru tree ).

    Sequoias are the tallest trees in the world

    Redwood Highway

    Highway 101 is even called Redwood Highway after its main attraction. You can just drive along the highway and admire the sequoias growing on its sides. And here redwood grows without the protection of national parks. And knowledgeable people will go not only along the 101 road, but also along the 199 highway in Oregon, which also bears the proud name redwood highway . And as it seemed to me personally, here the trees are more beautiful, and the track is prettier. And it’s even more pleasant that you are driving, and the sequoias themselves are growing around, which even becomes inconvenient that people cut a road in the rock and disturbed the tranquility of nature. So, Redwood Highway is:

    • Route 101 in Northern California from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to Crescent City;
    • parallel to Avenue of the Giants in the Humboldt State Park area;
    • Route 199 in Oregon.

    Map of the Humbolt Park (Avenue Giants)

    Giant Sequoia

    Giant Sequoia grows the US California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and three national parks can be visited by these trees:

    • Giant forests ( listen)) in Sequoia National Park ( Sequoia national park ). The entire park consists of giant sequoia trees, and the famous tree General Sherman , to which a whole queue is lining up. It is the largest and heaviest tree in the world. Its height is 84 meters, the circumference of the trunk at the ground exceeds 31 meters, the volume is about 1500 m 3 , and the mass is estimated at 1900 tons!
    • General Grant Grove ( Grant grove ) in Kings Canyon National Park ( Kings canyon national park ) - this small area is located next to Sequoia Park and is easily accessible, unlike the rest of Kings Canyon.
    • Mariposa grove ( Mariposa grove ) in Yosemite National Park ( Yosemite national park ). Here the giant sequoias are presented in all their splendor!

    Where Sequoia Grows

    Sequoia trees grow on the West Coast of the USA. And when we traveled by car through the national parks of America, we visited several parks in the state of California, where we saw coastal and giant sequoias in all their glory:

    • Redwood National Park , about which they wrote a detailed article. This is the place where coastal redwoods grow in their most natural environment;
    • The Redwood Highway has been a pleasure to ride in both California and Oregon;
    • As for the giant sequoia, we have visited all three places where they grow: Sequoia Park, Grant Grove in Kings Canyon and Mariposa Grove in Yosemite;
    • But we didn't get to Humboldt Park , because in the evening we were in a hurry to come to Eureka and rushed along the highway with a breeze and did not stop at the Avenue of the Giants. Nevertheless, the evening drive turned out to be very inspiring, and we took many photos from the car window. You can see them in a post about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Cape Point Reyes and the Northern California road.

    Sequoias with a tunnel in the trunk for cars and pedestrians

    In January 2017, it became known that the most famous sequoia with a tunnel in the trunk , the Pioneer Cabin Tree, fell in California. This giant sequoia in the US became famous for having a tunnel in the trunk that a car could drive through. A tree that was growing in Calaveras Big Trees State Park was downed by a violent storm, making worldwide news and sparking an unprecedented interest in sequoias.

    The original tunnel at the base of this giant sequoia was made in the late 1980s at the request of the owner of the Murphys Hotel. It was a tourist attraction, because it was incredibly interesting for people of that time to pass and even drive through the trunk, and then tell all their friends about it. So more and more people learned about this interesting place and they increasingly came to the park and stayed at the hotel.

    This particular tree was chosen for cutting the tunnel because it already had a huge scar from a forest fire. In fairness, it must be said that the idea of ​​​​the tunnel was not new and, according to the idea of ​​the hotel owner, this sequoia tree was supposed to compete with the already well-known Wawona Tree in Yosemite's Wawona Tree in the USA, which was tunneled much earlier, in 1881, in order to attract as many visitors to the park as possible. And although the Wawona sequoia in the Mariposa Grove stood much less (only until February 1969), some older Americans still remember the car tunnel in it.

    Interesting fact: Fallen sequoia with a tunnel on January 8, 2017 was not the only one in California. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was very fashionable in the western United States to make such tunnels in giant trees in order to attract everyone's attention and develop automobile tourism. After all, through it it was possible not only to walk or ride a bicycle, but also to drive inside the sequoia by car. However, this trend caused irreparable damage to nature and was quickly stopped.

    More than a century has passed since then, and almost all the trees with car tunnels have collapsed. The Pioneer Cabin Tree was the last such tree of its kind, and now it has also fallen. However, you can still see a couple of giant sequoias with a tunnel for pedestrians on the West Coast of the United States and three coastal sequoias with car tunnels.

    California Tunnel Tree

    Giant sequoia tunnels:

    • California Tunnel Tree in Mariposa Grove (Yosemite National Park). The tunnel was made in 1895 in such a way that a horse-drawn carriage could pass through this giant sequoia. Today, the tunnel can only be walked or cycled through.
    • Dead Tunnel Tree in Tulumne Grove, also in Yosemite National Park. It was the very first growing giant sequoia to be tunneled through (earlier tunnels were already made in fallen tree trunks).

    Coastal Redwood Vehicle Tunnels: