Wrap-Around Tree Fun and Easy Step-out


The Wrap-Around Tree is an example of a simple drawing that can be hard to do.  It’s the curves that are likely to throw you. 

The experienced artist won’t have much of a problem.  But for someone who hasn’t drawn freehand very often, those gentle sweeps and curls can be hard.  Face it, most of the time we are trying to get a straight line.  When we sew, when me measure, cut – almost always, we are trying to get a straight line.

Then you sit down to draw, and – what’s this? Sweeping and swerving all over the place when you’ve spent your life trying to avoid that?

I do urge you to try those curvy lines.  It can take some practice, but will enrich your drawings and I think it also means you’ve let go of a certain mentality – for the moment – and let yourself just flow. It can be both relaxing and energizing. 

But, frustration doesn’t help in any way. So  I’ve done a simplified step-out, using just straight lines.  If the curves throw you, use the simplified version.  Once you are familiar with drawing the tree itself, then go back later and try the curves again.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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