Learn to draw a willow for children (+ coloring)

You can often see a willow standing by the river side in northern countries. This tree is different from the other ones. Its branches are bent down, not up. The plant likes moisture, that’s why it grows near the water.

Can we start?

You need:
1

Tree trunk

The size of tree trunk depends on how old the plant is. Young willow is thin and tall. The old trees are leaning to the side, their trunks are uneven and rough.

Tree trunk

2

Main branches

Draw several bent down lines from the trunk, they resemble long hair.

Main branches

3

Top

Form the top of the trunk, which goes to the left and right.

Top

4

Side branches

Draw some extra lines from the main branches because the crown of the tree always looks lush.

Side branches

5

Give the volume

Delineate the branches with the help of the additional lines, indicating their width.

Give the volume

Correct the drawing, erase unnecessary details.

Give the volume

6

Buds

There are fluffy buds in spring, we call them pussy willows. Draw them in any number.

7

Leaves

Draw them in any number.

Leaves

Some leaves are barely budged, that’s why they’re small.

Leaves

8

Coloring

Color the tree in brown, the leaves are green, and the buds are light gray.

Coloring

Try to color the tree online.

Choose how you want to paint.

9

Collage of stages of a willow drawing

Collage of stages of a willow drawing



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