How to Draw Creepy Trees

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How to Draw Creepy Trees
Use creepy trees when decorating for Halloween. (Ryan McVay/Lifesize/Getty Images)

A drawing of creepy trees adds a gothic feel and interest to a room. You may want to display a drawing of creepy trees in your home depending on your specific decor tastes. If you have a friend or family member who is interested in gothic paraphernalia and Halloween-inspired pieces, a creepy tree drawing serves as a unique and thoughtful gift. Follow some basic steps to create a creepy tree drawing that you can give as a gift or display on your wall.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Heavy-duty drawing paper
  • Standard HB pencil
  • Quality eraser
  • Graphite pencil
  • Acrylic sealer

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  1. 1

    Plan the arrangement of the trees on a piece of heavy-duty drawing paper. Lightly sketch tall, vertical lines in the places where you want to position the trees using a standard HB pencil. Leave enough remove between the lines for branches. Erase and reposition any arrangements you don't like with a quality eraser.

  2. 2

    Use a graphite pencil to create the dark, creepy tree trunks. Turn the graphite pencil on its side and starting from the base of each tree, draw wobbly lines going up towards the tops of the lines you drew. Continue to do this, narrowing the lines as you reach the top of each tree and filling out the bottoms to look like big stumps. This will create the look of deeply lined bark. Draw over the lines a second time adding more pressure in some areas for a darker appearance.

  3. 3

    Lightly sketch the tree branches with an HB pencil. Start them three-quarters of the way up the tree trunk. Use sharp edges and draw the ends of the branches with many small offshoots. Darken the branches with a graphite pencil, tapering the ends of the branches into fine lines by using the very tip of the pencil.

  4. 4

    Spray the drawing with acrylic sealer to keep the pencil from smudging and to protect your work. Hold the can approximately 5 inches away from the paper and spray in a well-ventilated area. Allow the sealer to dry according to manufacturer's specifications.

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