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nolan

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on: September 12, 2011, 08:45:49 PM
NHC50 has asked about how to draw a pine tree.

You would use exactly the same technique as shown in the trees and foliage lesson, except you would not spread out the stroke / squiggle to form a leaf shape, but rather point the ends forward to create the impression of the needles. The look out for the light and dark areas and create them by more and less squiggles and lighter and darker squiggles.

The shape of the tree is also a defining factor so lightly draw yourself the shapes, then "fill in" with foliage. Just remember that these shapes are just there as a guide to get the space for the birds to fly through correct and should not be visible in the final drawing.

Below I have added a sketch which shows the various stages of building up a pine tree

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Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 09:22:40 AM
Thanks Nolan,
I appreciate you doing this.
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning, the devil says. "OH NO, SHES UP!"


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Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 12:28:00 PM
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