Learn to draw a tree in Loose Watercoloring style
To celebrate Arbor Day, illustrator Christin Stapff shows you how you can paint a tree in a loose watercolor style with fineliner elements. The highlight here is that you can dispense with pencil sketching entirely if you so wish.
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Step 7: Decorations
Great details can be added with the MONO drawing pen. I trace short little strokes on the left side of the trunk to achieve a shadow effect. I also give the treetop little semicircular strokes for more structure. However, I do not fill in the whole treetop; I just suggest the leaf structure with little groups of strokes.
- Christin Stapff
Christin Stapff is an illustrator, creative book author, and online lecturer in the field of painting and drawing. First and foremost, her passion is for lettering and watercolor, which can be combined wonderfully using the Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pens.