Trees are one of the most popular props for artists to use when it comes to traditional painting. However, as beautiful as trees are, it is not something you can just slap on a canvas and start gluing. There are some things that you should know if you want your tree to look good on your canvas. Making your tree into a painting requires you to take a few things into consideration. If you do not follow these guidelines, your tree will end up looking like an eyesore instead of a work of art.
First of all, remember that trees have different kind of leaves. In some trees, the branches grow thicker and longer as they branch outwards, much like a tree would naturally grow. In order to make your tree into a painting, you have to consider the way each individual branch is different from the rest. You will want to look at the branch that branches outwards on the top side of your tree and figure out which part of the branch is thicker than the rest.
For example, if you were to look at a particular branch on the top of your tree, it would likely be the butt end of the branch. This is the thickest part of the branch and it will make your tree look more “namaranda” or leaning towards the viewer. In order to make your tree look more realistic, you will want to make sure to remove any and all branched branches. Branches like these will just make the painting look too flat and not like a tree would naturally.
It is also important to make sure that you do not use a painting spray on your tree. When you spray on a painting with water, it can seep into the wood and give you an illusion of having bark. While it may look nice when a tree is sprayed with a color, it does not work very well when it is just sprayed on and you have already painted the tree with color. The branches will still not look natural, since the paint is not “following” the natural flow of the branches. In order to give your tree the best look, use a brush or roller to paint in the branches.
When you have painted the branches, it is time to move on to the center of your tree. There are two areas to paint and they are the base and top of the tree. Make sure that when you are painting the bottom, you use the same brush as you used to paint the top. It helps to have the same brush so that you can fill in the spaces between the branches and the trunk of the tree. This helps give your tree evenness and natural beauty.
As you can see, learning how to paint trees is not difficult. By using these tips, you can achieve the look that you want for your tree.