How to Draw a Willow Tree, Weeping Willow

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STEP 1. You will start at the bottom and then work your way up. Start by making some lines. As you know willow trees have amazingly large roots that literally grow above ground. You will need to draw a foundation line for the root system, and then draw the two other lines for the trunk and limbs.   STEP 2. Begin utilizing the guidelines you drew in step one by sketching out the thick roots, and then draw out the trunk of the tree.   STEP 3. Instead of drawing individual branches, I've decided to make the limbs and leaves resemble limp chunks of hair. Begin sketching out the four sections of limbs like you see here and be sure to make them look like they are weeping.   STEP 4. Continue to sketch out more and more sections of the willow tree like you see here, and be sure to make some section thicker, larger, and longer then the rest.   STEP 5. Continue to sketch out layers upon layers until completed. You will notice that this willow tree will start looking like a multi tiered wedding cake.   STEP 6. AS you move up the tree the limb layers become smaller and smaller. As you sketch out the limbs and hair like leaves, you also need to sketch in detailing and texture definition at the same time. When your tree looks like the one you see here move to step seven.   STEP 7. I do believe that you have reached the last drawing step. Now all you have to do is sketch out the final top layer and then be sure to detail the willow tree to make it look absolutely beautiful. This is a great tree to use for a scenery or landscape. Erase any visible guidelines or shapes.   STEP 8. Here is what your tree looks like when you are all done. Now you can color it in and use what you just learned to decorate your next landscape sketch.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8.