Drawing vegetation: Hand-drawn texture trees in plan

Drawing textured trees is more realistic than simple circle shapes. Like branch drawn trees, the graphic expression of texture trees allows the viewer to see through the canopy. However, including the objects underneath the canopy...

Drawing vegetation: Hand-drawn outline trees in plan

Drawing the outline of trees is aimed at a more symbolic representation than a realistic. An outline tree has a solid, opaque appearance. Plant materials and other design elements are usually not shown underneath this...

Drawing vegetation: Hand-drawn branch trees in plan

Drawing branched trees is more realistic than simple circle shapes. The silhouette effect of these styles allows the viewer to see through the canopy. However, including the objects underneath the canopy can undermine the simplicity...

A quick note on how to sketch trees in elevation

There are three design elements to consider when sketching trees in elevation: form, texture, and color. Depending on the tree you choose encompasses these characteristics in different ways. Though you should consider all of these it is important...