How to Draw Japanese-esque Trees




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I will show you how to draw trees with straws! All you have to do is follow the simple steps to make beautiful looking trees!

Step 1: Materials

To draw the trees you will need:

1 Small paintbrush
1 Straw
1 Tube of  acrylic paint
1 Piece of paper
1 Small bowl
1/2 cup of warm (not hot) water (not shown) 

Step 2: Prepare the Paint

Take the bowl and squirt a good amount of acrylic paint in it.

Step 3: Mixing the Paint

Get the warm water and pour it in the bowl. Mix it with the brush.

Step 4: Preparing the Straw

Cut the straw about two inches from the bottom(not the bendy side.)

Step 5: Let's Start!

First start by putting a blob of the paint/water mixture on the paper.

Step 6: Step 2

Blow the blob with the straw.
Dab blobs on the branches and blow.

Step 7: Step 3

Keep dotting and blowing until you get somthing that looks like a tree without a trunk.

Step 8: Step 4

Add a trunk.

Step 9: Touch It Up!(optional)

Add flowers or leaves using water color.
Now You're Done! Have a good time drawing beautiful trees.



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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Oil paints can be thinned with a mixture of turpenoid (or other solvent) and some extra some drying oil (such as linseed oil).

    The solvent helps it dry faster and run thinner, the oil keeps it from getting under bound and also helps it run thinner.

    Try a 50-50 mix and mix with the paint until it is the right consistency.