Creating animated trees is simple. You might want to add a forest background behind your anime character or have your character sitting or laying against a tree. All you need to know is how to form and set up your trees. Some common trees that you might see in animation are pine trees and regular bushy forest trees. Once you master how to draw trees, you can add other details such as dry weeds or grass.
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Things you need
- Blank paper
- Fine point marker
Make the base of the tree a little rocky with curvy and spiky lines. Draw the tree trunk. Start at the bottom of your base, draw a line upward, then another line in the same way and parallel with the first line. Create curvy lines inside the tree trunk to add detail to the tree. You want the curvy lines to move sideways toward the right to create a twisting effect around the tree.
Create two medium branches on the sides of the tree trunk. Draw three skinny branches coming out from the two medium branches. Sketch a big bush around the branches by drawing spiky leaves all around the tree itself. This is your main bush of leaves around the tree. Draw detail within the bush.
Draw spiky lines for leaves around the skinny sticks. Create circular spiky lines inside of the main bush. You want to create a layering effect by drawing circular spiky lines around the other bushes that you've created. Use a dark fine-point marker to colour in the details, and you're done.
Anime Forest Trees
Form a cone with a little trunk at the bottom. Divide the cone into four sections by drawing the sections as if you were stacking cones inside each other. The cone should look like stacked cups.
Draw curvy lines at the bottom of each section of the cone to create leaves. Sketch a series of short lines to add more detail to the pine trees.
Shade in the pine tree with your pencil to add more detail to the trunk of the pine cone. Add more definition to the pine cone by creating darker lines using your fine-point marker, and you're done.
Anime Pine Cone Tree
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