Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Drawing a Tree

I have been obsessed with painting trees for a few years and I came across this little gem while perusing a collection of art books: Bruno Munari: Drawing A Tree.

This book contains loads of sound advice, drawing exercises and examples of varying types of trees (leafy, sparse, curly, pointy) meant to encourage artists no matter what level. He also has several other books which elaborate on drawing things like the sun, ABCs, animals etc.

Here is my favorite line, which Munari weaves throughout the book,“When drawing a tree, always remember that every branch is more slender than the one that came before.”

Here are a few examples of trees that I’ve painted, enjoy!