First, let’s draw the silhouette of the tree. In this example, we will be drawing a broadleaf tree, like the Zelkova. The sun light hits the tree directly at the top. Starts to become weaker in the middle. And the bottom is where the sunlight hits least, where the shaded area of the tree will be. This change in lightness will give the tree a three-dimensional appearance. Once you make a bright warm green color, dry-brush the leaves by laying the brush against the paper . Next, fan out the brush tip and jab. By doing this, you can express the leaves in a different way. Interesting isn’t it? Next, make the color for the weaker sunlight and paint over the bottom-left area. Like so. Gradually giving it a three-dimensional appearance. By mixing viridian and Prussian blue with a touch of crimson, you get a dark green color. Keeping in mind the sun’s direction, paint the bottom area of the tree. Paint over the area around here. Now, one more step. Fan out the brush and paint the shaded area of the bundle of leaves sticking out, emphasizing the area. This gives the tree it’s fullness. Let’s paint the trunk and branches by mixing amber into the green we just used. Find the center of gravity of the tree and draw the trunk. Partly through the trunk, separate a branch and again branch out. Repeat on the left-side. Follow this branch and around this area, branch out again. Another branch here. Follow the trunk area up as well and create some branches. Take off some of the paint from the trunk, giving it a natural sun-lit look. With a dark cool color, paint the shadow on the trunk and branches. Like this. Giving them a cylindrical from. Until around here, the shadows are from the leaves. With a dry brush, add a bit more of the scattered leaves and we’re finished. Today, I showed you how to paint the basic form of a tree. The key point was to not stress over each leaf. It was also important to capture the big picture to determine the sunny and shadow areas. Hope you enjoyed! You’re welcome to try it out. Until next time.Happy painting! Subscribe to my channel!