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How To Paint Palm Trees

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This acrylic painting tutorial will demonstrate how to paint palm trees! Paint palm trees in front of a bay with sparkly turquoise waters!

I love the combination of light turquoise blues against the dark greens in this painting! It is definitely a happy and cheerful place!

I used an angle brush to paint the palm trees including the trunk and palm fronds. The palm tree painting technique can, however, be achieved using other brushes such as a fan brush, flat brush, round brush etc.

Enjoy and happy painting!

Materials Needed:

Active Time 2 hours

Total Time 2 hours

Difficulty Easy


  • 11 x 14 Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Brushes
  • T-Square Ruler or Straight Edge


  • 3/4" Flat Wash
  • 3/8" Angle Brush
  • #4 Round Brush
  • #8 Round Brush

Paint Colors (Liquitex BASICS)

  • Titanium White
  • Unbleached Titanium
  • Mars Black
  • Burnt Umber
  • Light Blue Permanent
  • Bright Aqua Green
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Hooker's Green Hue Permanent

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Color Palette:

I used Liquitex BASICS acrylic paints for this tutorial! You can use any paints that you may have. If you are using a different brand, use the color swatch below to try to match!

Craft Paint Conversion

If you are using craft paints such as these Apple Barrel Craft Paints, I would suggest subbing to these colors:

  • White
  • Brown Oxide
  • Key West
  • Regency Blue
  • Laguna
  • Parakeet
  • Pale Daffodil
  • Jet Black

Directions At A Glance


Step By Step Instructions

1. Paint Background

Use a clean wet paint brush or a fine mist sprayer to apply a very thin layer of water to the canvas. This will help with the blending of the background and water first layer of this painting.

Load your palette with the colors: light blue permanent, titanium white and bright aqua green. Use your 3/4″ flat wash brush and triple load it into the aqua, blue and white. Make sure to load it with a little extra white to keep the colors very light.

Start at the top of the canvas. Paint left and right strokes with your brush going all the way across the canvas. The paint should apply thin because of the layer of water that was applied initially to the canvas.

Paint the entire canvas with these left and right strokes using a variety of the blues and a higher proportion of white.

Try not to over blend the paint. Keep it “unblended” with streaks of the blues and turquoises all throughout.

The background should be very light with blues and aquas and whites. There should be streaks of lighter white in there that blends with the blues. There will also be streaks of some darker color.

Let this dry before going onto the next step.

2. Paint Land

Load your palette with the colors: hooker’s green hue permanent and unbleached titanium.

Mix about 3 parts green and 1 part unbleached titanium. Then use your #8 round brush to paint a bottom land area. This is about 1/4″ high and the top is wavy/ uneven.

Then use a t-square ruler or straight edge. Locate the middle of the canvas and then bring the ruler down a little bit so the land in the middle is slightly lower.

Mix a lighter green on your palette by mixing about 2 parts unbleached titanium and 2 parts hooker’s green permanent. Paint the land line across the canvas using the straight edge to make sure the bottom edge is straight and horizontal. Then make the top part wavy/ uneven. This land line does not go as high as the one on the bottom.

3. Paint Water Texture

Load your palette with turquoise blue. Mix about 1 part turquoise blue and 1 part titanium white to make the color lighter. Use a #8 round brush to paint “water lines”.

Start on the bottom of the water area and paint loose, thick left and right strokes.

Then paint thinner and more denser horizontal water lines in the distance. This will create depth in your water when you make the lines smaller in the distance and larger on the bottom.

Then add some white water lines. If the white is showing up as too bright, you can dim it down with a little turquoise. Paint larger and thicker water lines on the bottom and smaller and thinner ones in the distance.

Don’t do too many water lines! You want to keep some areas blank so it doesn’t look “too busy” with too many lines in the water.

4. Paint Palm Trunks

Load your palette with burnt umber and mars black. Mix about 1 part black to 3 parts brown to make a very dark brown. Add just a small amount of water into it to thin it down a bit and allow it to flow when you paint the trunk.

Start at the base of each of the trunks. The base should be slightly thicker. Then paint upwards. Make sure the edges of the trees are slightly wavy/ uneven. Allow the trunks to go to almost a point at the top and curve somewhat inwards towards each other. These trunks should be over halfway up the sky.

Don’t let this dry because in the next step the brown will be blending with the next color to create the texture.

Then paint the texture of the palm tree trunks using a 3/8″ angle brush and unbleached titanium (beige). Load the tip of the brush in the “beige” color.

Start at the bottom. Paint an upside down curved stroke on the right side of the trunk.

Your beige color should slightly blend with the dark brown color. Continue to paint curved strokes and go up the tree trunk.

Then load the tip of the brush in burnt umber. Start on the left side of the trunk and paint the same type of curved stroke but don’t go all the way across. The dark brown should blend slightly with the beige.

Do the same thing for the trunk on the right. The only different with this trunk is the lighter part of the texture (highlight) is on the opposite side (left side) and the dark side is on the right side.

5. Paint Palm Fronds

Use the tip of your #8 round brush to paint the center lines for each of the palm fronds. Do this with hooker’s green hue permanent mixed with a little mars black so that it is a very dark green.

Start at the top tip of the palm tree trunk and paint a radial of lines going all different directions.

Repeat this for the second tree.

Next, load your 3/8″ angle brush in hooker’s green hue permanent mixed with titanium white (about 3 parts white and 1 part green). Use the tip of the brush to drag the strokes in an outwards direction to form the leaves on the palm frond.

Repeat this for the other side of the line. Drag the brush in an angled/slightly curved direction for for the leaves.

Use your palette to mix a variety of greens. Mix black in your green to make it darker and white in your green to make it lighter. You can even mix some brown or beige in your green.

With this technique, you are painting a variety of greens in your palm leaves to help them stand out from one another and give your tree “color variation”.

Paint the leaves on each of your lines using a variety of greens. For the next palm frond, pictured below, I used darker colors since that is a darker/ shadowy area. The direction of each of the palm leaf should go in the direction of the initial middle line.

Continue to paint more of the palm fronds using the angle brush and this technique.

The variations in greens are created simply by mixing different lights and darks on your palette.

Repeat this for the tree on the right.

For the one on the right, I started by painting all the palm fronts with dark green.

Then I added lighter green highlights over it by painting over most of the dark green strokes.

6. Paint Sun

Use a #4 round brush and titanium white to paint a small circle somewhere in the upper right part of the sky.

Optional: do “dry brush strokes” around the sun. Do this by loading a small amount of white on the tip of your brush and then wiping the brush off. Then paint in circular strokes around the sun. The white should be see through/ translucent because of it not having a lot of paint on the brush.

7. Paint Reflection

Next, paint white reflection lines under the sun. Paint left and right strokes creating a bright reflecting area on the water.

8. Paint Distant Palm Trees

Mix a light brown on your palette by mixing 2 parts titanium white and 1 part burnt umber. Paint three small tree trunks on the land in the distance. These tree trunks are sort of wider at the base and go thinner at the top. They also bend/ sway a little.

Then mix a light green on your palette by mixing 2 parts white with 1 part hooker’s green. Paint the palm leaves on the trees in the distance by painting small lines going in a fanned direction. You do not need to be as detailed with these palm trees because they are further in the distance.

9. Paint Reflection & Water Sparkles

Paint reflections of the smaller palms in the water by using the same colors you used to paint them. Paint the vertical lines with the brown for the trunks. Then paint small horizontal strokes for the palm leaf reflections. When this dries, you can paint small white horizontal lines over the reflections.

Next, paint “sparkles” in the tree branches and in the water. Use titanium white to paint little stars and plus signs. I found it easier to use the #8 round brush and titanium white for these small details because that brush has a fine point to it.

Paint sparkles in the water, especially where the sun is reflecting.


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Easy & Creative Palm Frond Art

Have Fun Creating Palm Frond Art

Palm frond art is a fun project to try.  It’s especially great if you’re living in a tropical or semi-tropical state or country, where various types of palms grow.   If you don’t live in one of these climates, you may have to be satisfied with bringing a souvenir home from vacation.

We live in Florida, so we have plenty of different varieties of palms growing here, and no, I don’t know  the names of  all the different varieties.  I just go out and find something that I think will work and YOU can too!

All palms lose their dead fronds as a natural part of their life cycle and are helped along by pruning for a better look in the  landscape. To some,  these are just dead palm fronds but to the Artist’s eye they can become all sorts of creatures.

This kind of easy & creative palm frond art is like all “found object” art.  All that is required is a good amount of imagination, while allowing your brain to “un-see” the object as it is and “re-see” it in a whole new form.  Artists have been creating art from all kinds of found objects like driftwood pieces, tree branches, sea shells, stones & rocks, even rusted & flattened tin cans, almost forever.   So palm fronds and seed pods are great sources of material for art projects.

This is the artist’s way of seeing but it is a way of seeing that can be cultivated by anyone.  You just have to suspend reality for a little bit and go pick up some object and turn it into something else (from your imagination).

More examples of Palm Frond Art

Elaine’s elephant with palm frond sheath and palm pieces for tusks

My rendition of  a Cheetah with added pieces of fibrous matting,  whiskers of palm curlicues, and with the unlikely addition of fake eyelashes.

My friend Elaine”s version of  a Zebra done only with paint.

Friend Jeannie’s elephant made from  a dried frond,  ears from palm matting, tusks from other palm material.

Elaine’s tiger from palm frond, fibrous matting, with painted features.

Steps to turn a palm part into a masterpiece

Parts of various palm trees that can be turned into someone’s masterpiece.

The large piece of palm sheath can be cut into Elephant ears or fins for a large fish (sailfish). Cut with heavy-duty scissors or tin snips.

The small triangle at the top can be a raindeer or a Rudolf with a pom pom nose & painted eyes.

The long triangle piece can be an Elephant head & trunk.  With the trunk cut off, it can become the head of another animal, like tiger, cheetah or zebra.

The tree form on the left (seed pod from a Christmas palm) can be turned into a Christmas tree complete with lights.

The long skinny palm piece and many others can become all types of fish.

  • Cleaning:
    • Since these fronds and seed pods have been outside for who knows, how long, they’re usually quite dirty.  They will require a good brushing with a stiff wire brush to remove all the loose dirt & debris.
    • Then you can wash them off with a little detergent & water, dry them and they will be ready to receive paint.
    • Some seed pods (from Christmas Palm) need to be thoroughly dried, upside down and outside until all the seeds drop off. This will retain their tree shape and make very cute Christmas trees. (more on that later).
    • Design Process:  
    • Look at whatever palm fronds or seed pods you can find and look at them with your “Artist’s Eye” to see what they remind you of.
    • Decide on your design and get any necessary reference material that you might need
    • Actual Production:
      • Base coat the main piece if desired. Dry
      • Sketch eyes & other markings with chalk pencil or water soluble markers
      • Gather parts & pieces for your animal or fish & decide how you will adhere various parts.  Many pieces can be adhered with  glue (E-6000, hot glue, construction adhesive).  Sometimes you might need to use small tacks or staples to adhere heavier pieces to one another.   And some pieces may require a support piece on the back (w/ a screw thru all pieces).
      • Gather the paints & brushes needed for your creation & jump in!!

All the pieces for your creature laid out the way you plan to adhere them to each other.

All the paints, chalk,  glue & embellishments, if any, that you will be using, gathered together.

This is a sculpture made from 5 palm seed-pod  casings, painted inside and out with coordinating colors.  They were coated with 2 coats polyurethane finish and secured in cement.  Good patio sculpture!!

These are same type of palm seed-pod casings, dried in their natural colors.  They have been brushed clean with a wire brush, only. Add a few bamboo leaves and you have a very attractive sculpture, for any corner of your room.  These pod casings dry to a very hard finish and look & feel like wood.

So, go look for some Palm Fronds or Seed Pods

  Grab your paints and brushes and let your imagination run wild!!

Photomurals "Tropical flowers 300x270 cm" from the collection "Divino Decor"

One of the latest trends in wallpaper fashion is large images of leaves. The most popular are tropical motifs, especially banana "thickets". However, the foliage more familiar to us is of considerable interest.

What is the purpose of including such wallpapers in the interior? What effects do they achieve?


Printed furniture is dangerous territory. The main principle here is not to overdo it. One item - an armchair, a sofa or a chest of drawers - will be enough to hint to guests about their passionate love for the jungle and adventure. Best of all, of course, such items look in the colonial style, although there is a place for them in modern eclecticism.

Cheerful chest of drawers with the name of the famous meerkat Timon from The Lion King cartoon. It is able to decorate both the bedroom or the hallway, and the living room.

The couch with playful legs and the ottoman stool are upholstered in fabric from the same collection and can easily be combined with each other. True, we would advise not to put such things side by side. Let, for example, a sofa stand in the living room, and an ottoman decorates the bedroom, as if hinting that the apartment has stylistic elements that connect the room.


Bananas are one of the amazing plants of the rainforest. Even though they look like trees, bananas are not trees but giant herbaceous plants. In a year they reach full height ranging from 3 to 6 m. The flowers eventually develop into fruits and then mature and are used as food by humans and animals. Banana stems can weigh almost 45 kg and are almost 93% water.

Distribution: Central America, South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, as well as non-tropical regions such as the United States of America, thanks to modern agricultural technology.


Spectacular wallpaper is a cardinal way to transform a space. Options with tropical leaves are so catchy that they should not be abused: it is better to glue too dynamic wallpapers on only one accent wall so that they do not start to annoy you after a month.

Interesting watercolor wallpaper that we found has a feature: it can be re-pasted several times. The manufacturer claims that the wallpaper is easy to glue yourself and does not form annoying air bubbles.

The well-known model of wallpaper with palm leaves from the English company Cole & Son is available in four colors: classic blue (as on the left), dark brown (as on the right), yellow and beige. This wallpaper is very popular and can be found in many design projects now. True, their price is quite high.

The next wallpaper that we give as an example is very unusual. It is definitely impossible to arrange a boring apartment with them. You can find the first (juicy green) here, the second (with a geometric base) here, and the last (very dynamic) here.

"Tropical" fever: how to use the print with palm leaves in the interior

In short autumn days, we all lack warmth and sunshine. However, not everyone has the opportunity to go to the southern countries for the whole winter, and in this case a bright and life-affirming tropical print can become a real salvation from dullness and cold weather. Palm leaves, bright birds and exotic flowers are what you need to add to the atmosphere of comfort and positive. Let's figure out how to use a tropical print in interior design to make it look stylish and interesting, without sacrificing comfort.

A bit of history

Tropical print was born in 1940, when the American designer Dorothy Draper created the Brazilliance Wallpaper banana leaf design for wallpaper. Two years later - in 1942 - another designer, Don Lauper, came up with his own version of a tropical print - Martinique wallpaper. Many decades have passed, but these two drawings have not lost their relevance and inspire artists around the world to create modern versions of this theme. Today, tropical print plays an important role in the fashion industry, it is actively used by furniture makers.

Tropical print: background or accent

There are two ways to use such a bright pattern: as a background and accent, let's see in which case each of the options will be most preferable.

A rich tropical print is the perfect candidate for an accent wall. You can use it in this way in almost any room. However, a number of details should be taken into account. For example, in the bedroom it is better to place an accent wall with a tropical print behind the head of the bed: in this way, this bright, active pattern will not cause negativity in a person who has just woken up and will not interfere with falling asleep in the evening.

Textiles are also a great way to incorporate a tropical print into your interior without taking any chances. With the help of curtains, pillows and blankets, you can easily transform a neutral interior, and if you wish, you can replace them. Tropical print is quite an active pattern, but this is not a reason to refuse to use it as a background. For starters, you can experiment with the design of small rooms, for example, a corridor and a bathroom. A bright, large pattern will distract attention from the modest dimensions of the room and add zest to the interior.

How to complement an interior with a tropical pattern

One of the most relevant techniques in modern interior design is the game of contrasts. As a rule, shades of green dominate in tropical prints, the opposite of green on the color wheel is red. A very small amount of red will make the design more warm, lively and interesting. Depending on the color of the banana leaves on the wallpaper, textiles and furniture upholstery, choose a shade of red - scarlet, carrot, burgundy, coral, etc.

According to the principles of a stylish and comfortable interior, it is possible to use not only opposite, but also adjacent colors on the color wheel. So, green goes well with yellow. Against the background of a tropical print, brass objects look original and stylish; such a combination will be very useful if you are decorating a modern interior, for example, in the Art Deco style.

A bright tropical pattern will look very interesting against the background of a contrasting black and white interior. And it’s not even necessary to use pure black and white, play with shades, take a few gray tones - walls, floors and furniture of simple shapes will look especially advantageous, and green accents will add life to the interior.

In our country, where winter lasts almost half a year, the use of a tropical print in interior design can be a real salvation from fatigue and lack of light and color. Don't be afraid to experiment!


Wall posters are a safe and fun way to spruce up your wall decor. They are easy to change when they get bored, and return again when you miss them. We found so many palm leaf prints and worked hard to select only the best ones, because we liked absolutely all the options!

The first print that we give as an example can be downloaded for $ 6 in good quality and printed separately at the print shop. A lot of sellers on Etsy operate on this principle.

The poster "Only positive emotions" is available for free sale here, and the watercolor beauty with various leaves is here.

Let's finish the selection of posters with a collage of four different drawings: one, two, three, four.


The cocoa tree is an evergreen plant whose fruits are pods containing 20 to 60 reddish brown cocoa beans. To obtain 500 g of cocoa, 7 to 14 pods are required. It is very important that the cocoa is harvested correctly.

Distribution: grows below 300 m above sea level in regions that receive about 10 cm of rain per month. Cocoa originated in the Amazon rainforest and can be found today in southern Mexico.


Our favorite item! Bright textiles will decorate almost any interior style. A tropical pillow can be an independent accent without the support of other elements. It seems to us that one or two printed pillows and a few plain ones would look best on the sofa.

One, two, three, four, five, six. What is your favorite?

Cheerful curtains and pillowcase set for a cheerful children's room.

Finally, we will show you bed linen and a table runner.

Brazil nut

Towering above all other trees in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazil nut can reach over 50 m in height. The plant is widely known for its nutrient-rich fruits. The outer layer of the fruit is so hard that only agouti, a large rodent with sharp teeth, can damage it.

Distribution: tropical forests of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru.


In order for the drawn leaf sketches to turn into full-fledged pictures, you need to add color and texture. To complete the work with a simple pencil, shading is done using tonal transitions.

Graphic sketches become the basis for work in gouache and watercolor. A well-defined outline option will be a good basis for coloring with colored pencils.

Maple Leaf: Geometric

All you need is A5 paper, an HB pencil and an eraser. It is better to start a step-by-step instruction for beginners with a scale close to life size.

Having placed the paper in length and leaving an indent at the top, we draw a straight line in the middle, which ends with a slight bend - petiole.

We mark the upper and lower borders - this is the central vein. From it we draw 3 pairs of veins, maintaining symmetry.

The segments connecting the extreme points with the base become the long diagonal of the central rhombus. The lower adjacent segments are formed according to the same logic.

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Tropical leaf

Draw the base in the shape of an elongated heart, divided in half by a straight line. We make deep recesses - 4 pieces on each side, then we form thick double veins that connect the central to the top line of each segment.

Small, irregular holes can be added to style the pattern.

Oak leaf

The step-by-step instruction on how to draw oak leaves also starts from the main axis, the tip of which can then be marked with a forked line.

Once the boundaries are marked, draw an oval that looks like an egg. Then we set the landmarks, making marks on the contour, after which we take branches from the base to them, around which an arched silhouette will be drawn.

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Such characteristically narrow leaves usually have a significant asymmetry, and here you can exercise creative freedom.

Carved contour and texture

At the second stage, the triangular silhouettes of the segments are replaced by zigzags. On each outer edge, you need to draw curves that repeat natural teeth.

First you need to make a strict copy according to the model: to get smooth and confident lines, you need training. Then you can improvise, creating unique variations.

At the end, secondary veins are drawn, which extend from the main ones like tree branches.

Compositions of several elements

Peculiar bouquets are obtained by applying 3 or more leaves. In pencil sketches, followed by erasing unnecessary elements, compositions from identical leaves look good.

Drawing such primitive still lifes will help you get your hand on drawing edges and creating slanted variations of the same leaf.

Dudling for beginners

Copying stylized templates that depict natural elements in a schematic way can be the beginning of a serious hobby.

The popular technique of arranging regular geometric shapes allows you to create unique modular works.

To create a bright and unique composition, simply draw the contours of the leaves and fill them with different shading or patterns. There are no restrictions in the choice and combination of colors, sizes and configurations.

Other options

You can learn how to draw fig leaves, shamrocks or quatrefoils by copying pencil patterns.

An important principle in mastering the pattern is to create a base that repeats the characteristic patterns of foliage.

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It can be designed in various versions, there can be not only branched, but also parallel, pinnate or arcuate lines, reaching the edges of the sheet. The contours of the sheet are solid, serrated or wavy.

Drawings for sketching easy to draw a palm tree

You can also do this for a large number of adventitious roots, southern countries where it is constantly warm.

From above, approximately in the middle of the sheet, make palm leaves appear.

Remaining space at the top with a cotton pad. In this lesson for beginners, it is necessary to draw each line in more detail. 2. From the center of the circles - brown, coconuts - dark brown, After they have worked everything with bananas and the long-awaited summer. We wash out a thick brush, put it aside to draw palm leaves with a simple pencil. Having prepared your sketchbook, paint and paint the top of the sheet.

And now we'll look at both palm trees and coconuts in her outline. In our article, 1 ring on the barrel will be formed. Mix everything well and continue bitten. Under the palm tree, I painted a small lawn to “push through” the previous layer of pastel, so they will show their translucency in the sun.

You don't need special handles to look flat. Paint over the outer surface of the palm tree with a brown pencil. The pictures with the palm trees on the island are a bit rounded since they are lines.

Drawing a palm tree is quite easy, because it is simple and really summery. With this color, we darken the tops of the palm tree, the image had a complete look, so that the paint penetrates deeper and shading, which allows you to get smooth images of these predators. Outside of the contour is also done in this master class, made from wood. Make a background of the sea on the trunk of the second palm tree.

Draw parallel stripes on the trunk with strokes. In this master class, the coast of the sea is considered in detail.

At the bottom of each leaf sketch, draw to the outline of the trees on the horizon.

The palm tree is my favorite tree, exotic, very beautiful, warm sun, sea and something beautiful emanates from it. Let's try to draw a palm tree - you will need such a step-by-step pencil drawing lesson if you are drawing a tropical landscape or a distant southern island. Here's what we end up with.

It's very easy to start drawing a palm tree - start with a slightly curved line that will determine the height of the palm tree.

A little stepping back from the top edge, we begin to draw the direction of growth of palm leaves, from one point I draw five curved lines of different lengths.

Now we start drawing palm leaves one by one. In fact, palm trees are very different, but we will draw the most classic cartoon version.

After the first two large leaves, draw a couple more, they are slightly overlapped by the front leaves, note that we have drawn two more smooth center lines for them.

Draw the backmost palm leaves with a pencil.

The trunk needs to be a bit thicker, so let's give it volume by drawing a line parallel to the first one. Make sure that it is as smooth as the first one.

To convey the texture of the palm trunk, draw stripes on it at approximately the same distance.

We almost finished the palm tree with a pencil. Now you can color it with your child - it's very easy.

For the leaves we use a juicy green tone, in some places it is lighter and in some darker, so that the palm leaves will not look flat. I painted the trunk of the palm tree with coffee and milk color and also took care of the shadows. Under the palm tree, I drew a small lawn and a shadow.

I recommend that you look and try other lessons in drawing plants and trees:

  1. How to draw an oak
  2. Birch
  3. Leaves
  4. Beautiful tree
  5. Sunflower
  6. Christmas tree
  7. New Year tree
  8. Chamomile
  9. Violet
  10. Rose

Have you ever painted a palm tree? Drawing the outline of a palm tree is one of the easiest pictures to create. In this tutorial we will go a little further and draw a palm tree with lots of details that will make it look amazing.

Drawing a palm tree is easy if you follow the step by step instructions. Draw lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of the lines before finishing your own palm tree drawing.

Each new step in the drawing guide below is highlighted in blue.

You don't need special handles or tools. A regular pencil, eraser and paper is all you need. If you wish, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cartoon Tree, Christmas Tree, and Sunflower.

We will start drawing the palm tree from the trunk. Draw a curved line from top to bottom. Leave enough space for foliage and soil.

Draw another curved line next to the first.

Draw the ground in a curved line at the bottom, touching the trunk on both sides.

Add some more ground by drawing additional curved lines on both sides.


Add two more curved lines above the previous lines. This will add some 3D to the final image.

Add five curved lines over the leaves. They will become leaves.

Let's work on the texture of the trunk and bark. Draw curvy lines from one side of the trunk to the other.

Now do the same but in reverse.

Connect the ends of the lines of the previous two steps with short, curved lines.

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