Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
How to Paint a tree... by Norke How to Paint a tree... by Norke
A HUGE tutorial about how to paint a cartoony but believable tree.
Favs and comments appreciated.

Have fun reading

Add a Comment:
Drakashi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Hi! I started doing this tutorial and noticed that step 7 is missing... Any way this could be fixed or something? Thank you ^^
Norke Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Drakashi,

It was probably miscounted. It's all in there :)

Good luck on the tutorial!!
Drakashi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Oh... I just thought because it is miscounted but you suddenly start talking about a mask which wasn't mentioned before? I don't know. I'm doing pretty good anyways, following the images so I guess it's ok. ^^

Thank you for this tutorial, been looking for something like this for a while =)
dorkycats Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job. :meow:
Amlodipine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! :)
wwolf5 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thankyou for making this! :D You should do a leaf tut to go along with it xD Just kidding...unless you want to..

I will check back with this every time I draw a tree.
HaughnSolo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This will be my first time trying to properly paint wood of any sort, so thank you for this gorgeous tutorial!!
Icicle1penguin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmigosh, thank you! This helps so much! :la:
twiztidkurisu Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Been looking for something like this for a while. Thanks
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this!
NinjasHeart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is great! WOW! So helpful! How does this NOT have a DD!?

I love it, thank you sooo much. It was so helpful :)
Elite-zweet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Awesome! thnx 4 the gr8 tutorial! :D
DarkSkyArts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Photographer
some amazing stuff!
angelwings1984 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is very useful, much appreciated. may i ask what software & hardware you have? i'm so new to this i'm flourecent green :D i've only ever worked with fabrics, ink or a little photography so any point in the right direction would be very much appreciated xxx
Norke Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I use Photoshop :) I have plenty of walkthroughs and tutorials :) so have a look around :)
Maquarine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I always have trouble with this stuff :) Really helpful!
Midsney Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's better to over fill than underfill!
that's my motto when it comes to painting
FresiaX Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool ^^ hope this would work for my art software too, it sounds like it, cus i think i can do every single thing XD
Shadowdream-was-here Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super helpful :D
BrewDog-77 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist
This tutorial has helped me a lot :+fav:
Yanir-Yehuda Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpfull, TNX! :lol:
Ashura-Senpai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
definatly will be using this! thx for the guide!
kamai419 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Cannot wait to try this out!! Great work and thanks for the help!!
hildegunst01 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice tut, the style is beautyful, i like it. : )
acffdrum Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
WTF! master!!
Hachiretsu Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DD Deserved !:thumbsup:
Clampy-TFA Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible ! Thanks !!
Chardove Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D this is a great tutorial and would be very helpful.... but i don't have photoshop... D:

You did an awesome job. :meow:
josh2k10 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
lol, you got me at the end. I totally skipped down. ;p
I'm going to go back and follow the tutorial for real now though. ;)
grafffite Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks so much for posting this, it helped me a TON! =D
essenceofthedark Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I loved this, and it helped me so much. However, sometimes it's a little unclear on some points, leaving me just confused as to what you were talking about doing. Not everyone are very advanced in photoshop :P
Acey-J Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Ooh, you've just made my day! I hate painting trees because I can never get them right, so I always tend to... "hide" them. This will definitely help me in the future. In fact, I think I might just have to go out of my way to create a painting with a tree now and try this out. :XD: Thank you so much~!
susulok Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
thankyou so much!
ellieorchid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
very helpful!
xlaurabevx Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
This is amazing... I'm not even sure I wanna attempt this xD
LilGreenTraveler Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
This is by far the most helpful tutorial I've ever found on dA. Thank you for putting it up. :hug:
fishfoood Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Great tutorial, thanks for sharing! :)
BridgeToNeverland Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great tutorial!!
Norke Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :D
BridgeToNeverland Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome^^
moomadesign Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
This is very useful! Thanks a lot for taking the time doing this. I was having a hard time with a piece I'm working on, I am going to give it a try right now!
JordiVn Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will definitely take the course :)
DewiiPoo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is extremely helpful, and your trees are so gorgeous. Thanks for the tips[:
LRJProductions Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Buh buh, faves without a comment mean I want to use it, but havent yet :lol: <3 YAY tutorials :3
AmuletDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
much thanks for making this! :D
ManimeminaM Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks a lot for making this tutorial!
I suck at drawing overall, but I'm especially bad at drawing backgrounds, specially nature.
This tutorial helped me a lot on how to work, and in what order. I also really like the style of this tree.
I don't suppose you have a tutorial on how to draw leaves on trees by chance...?
HocusPlotus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful =) thanks for sharing
zawtty Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool.This is pretty helpful.
Dogsareart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
woow it's beautiful!
thanks for making this for me!
Man this can really help me out to draw a tree!:glomp:
I 'll 'feel' the tree:)
I am a she, though:)
caitlincaitiecait Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tips in there, really good tutorial :D
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
November 2, 2007
Image Size
3.0 MB


1,749 (who?)