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How to Draw a Tree Branch

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a tree branch with simple and useful tips. I am sure you will enjoy this guide.

tree branch pencil drawing
how to draw a tree branch step by step

I want to present you with another helpful lesson in which you will learn how to draw a tree branch. In this lesson, you will acquire skills that will be useful to you in the future when you draw other objects of nature.

Surely you have seen a similar object more than once in any printed matter or in cartoons. Very often the branches of large trees are depicted in this way. This is one of the easiest ways and you will easily draw a branch with clear instructions.

You can slightly change the shape of the branch or the shape of the foliage. The main thing is to remember all the drawing steps and later you will be able to depict such a tree branch if you want to depict a beautiful landscape with large trees.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 25 minutes

How to Draw a Tree Branch

  1. Draw the bottom outline of the tree branch.

    Determine the size of the tree branch and depict a smooth line of arbitrary shape.how to draw a tree branch for beginners

  2. Start drawing the top outline.

    Draw a rounded edge and continue the line to show the top of the tree branch.how to draw a realistic tree branch

  3. Add small branches.

    Using a few lines, add the small tree branches and depict the top outline.how to draw a simple tree branch

  4. Sketch out more small branches.

    At the end of the branch, draw a few short lines to depict small branches.how to draw a simple tree branch

  5. Depict part of the tree branches.

    Using a freeform wavy line, sketch out the leaves at the ends of the branches.tree branch drawing easy

  6. Draw the rest of the foliage.

    Repeat the previous step and depict the foliage on the other small branch.tree branch drawing cartoon

  7. Detail the foliage.

    Sketch out a lot of short strokes on the foliage.simple tree branch drawing

  8. Add details.

    On the surface of the tree branch, draw thin lines of arbitrary shape.realistic tree branch drawing

  9. Color the drawing.

    Color the bark brown and color the foliage green.tree branch pencil drawing

At the end of the tutorial, I’ve prepared a PDF file for you, which contains a simplified version of the guide and additional useful tools. Download the file so that the lesson is always available to you, and you can repeat it at any time.

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