How To Draw A Christmas Tree

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

Every Christmas, I take some time off from my busy schedule to make cards for all my loved ones. Year after year, I’ve drawn a plain and simple Christmas tree on top of the card. However, last year, I wanted to do things a bit differently. I tried drawing Christmas trees of various shapes, sizes, and styles. Of course, I couldn’t do it all by myself. So I started to go through tutorials on how to draw a Christmas tree, and was fortunate enough to find some of the best video tutorials available online. I then listed them down, and got to work on my cards, as well as my Christmas tree drawings.

There are three approaches to drawing a Christmas tree. There’s the beginner’s approach, for kids and anyone who’s in a hurry, or just wants to keep things simple. Then there’s the intermediate approach, which is for people with a bit of drawing and painting experience. Lastly, we have the advanced approach for all the professionals out there. Depending on the type of Christmas tree you want, or how skilled you are, you can get started with the one you think is best suited for you.

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Simple Line Drawing of a Christmas Tree

Simple Line Drawing of a Christmas Tree

This line drawing technique used to draw a Christmas tree is perfect for toddlers. It’s an absolutely basic tutorial that deploys a simple line drawing approach to create the required figure. The drawing I mostly done using basic shapes like straight lines or circles. These shapes can be drawn free hand, or with the help of small instruments. Either way, it’s an extremely easy process, and kids will enjoy working with it.

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Acrylic Painting of a Christmas Tree covered in Snow

Acrylic Painting of a Christmas Tree covered in Snow

In this video tutorial, you’ll get to see how to make use of acrylic paints to create a beautiful Christmas tree. It’s an easy process, and is aimed at artists who’ve recently, started doing acrylic painting. A layer of snow is added on top of the tree to give it a more realistic appeal. Despite its lack of detail and clear edges, the painting is quite lovely to look at. It’s not a masterpiece or anything of that sorts. But as you can see below, it’s a decent work of art that anyone can appreciate.

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Majestic Acrylic Painting of a Christmas Tree

Majestic Acrylic Painting of a Christmas Tree

In this painting of a snowy landscape, you’ll get to see a centrally placed Christmas tree, which is the main focus of this artwork. The drawing is pretty rough, as you can tell from watching the tutorial. There’s not much detail in the actual line art. However, the artist carefully works over the drawing with their amazing coloring skills. From the snow, to the tree itself and all the ornaments around it, everything looks quite appealing, thanks to the subtle and proper use of the right color shades.

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Christmas Tree in a Snowy Landscape

Christmas Tree in a Snowy Landscape

The amount of detail in this particular painting is staggering. But what’s even more astonishing, is when you realize that these details aren’t really there. It’s just a well-executed illusion painted by the artist. Kevin does a wonderful job in this tutorial, not only by giving us an in depth analysis of how to generate such an illusion, but by showing us how the addition of certain elements can help elevate the overall quality of the painting.

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Painting a Realistic Christmas Tree using Acrylics

Painting a Realistic Christmas Tree using Acrylics

Paint a stunning and realistic looking Christmas tree with Emily, as she guides you through her simple, yet highly effective process using acrylic colors. If you’d take a look at the finished painting below, you’ll notice just how much work has been put into it. The entire scenery has been made to look visually aesthetic and lifelike, thanks to the beautiful work of shades and lighting. As far as acrylic paintings go, this one is certainly one of the better ones out there.

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Simple Approach to Drawing a Christmas Tree

Simple Approach to Drawing a Christmas Tree

This is a fairly easy tutorial aimed at beginners who’re new to acrylic painting. The painting showcases a single Christmas tree that’s drawn and painted in a very simple way. You won’t notice any sort of shading or lighting effect in this painting. The artist kept it as simple as she could. The painting is far from being perfect. It lacks a lot of elements which, if present, would’ve made it look a bit better. Nevertheless, it’s still a good approach, especially for starters who prefer keeping things simple.

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Snow covered Christmas Tree using Watercolors

Snow covered Christmas Tree using Watercolors

A lot of emphasis has been given on the snow in this painting. In fact, the Christmas tree is just a small part of the grand scheme here. Although the tree itself is pretty neatly done, and has a lot going on in terms of colors and shades, the snow covered scenery plays a major role in elevating the aesthetics of the painting. This tutorial will show you how to do more with less as you explore the ways in which the surrounding scenery or background of your painting can be used to exploit the beauty in your focus object, which in this case is the Christmas tree.

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Gorgeous Oil Pastel Painting of an Abstract Christmas Tree

Gorgeous Oil Pastel Painting of an Abstract Christmas Tree

In this short video tutorial, you’ll get to see how you can create a gorgeous image of an abstract Christmas tree using a mix of oil pastels and acrylics. The tree in this painting is basically an abstract shape art done using bows, candies, gift boxes, and other Christmas themed ornaments. They’re done using the color black, which pops out nicely in the yellowish-orange background. For a beginner’s level artwork, this piece is quite charming to look at, as you can see below.

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A Serene Re-imagination of a Christmas Tree in Snow

A Serene Re-imagination of a Christmas Tree in Snow

This is one of the easiest Christmas tree oil painting tutorials you’ll come across on the internet. It’s a fairly simple process and uses very few colors and shades. There’s no need to play with the lighting or create complex color blends. Just a few simple brush strokes, and you’ll be able to create this exact image on your canvas. Nevertheless, the simplicity doesn’t take away the charm of the painting, as it’s still a beautiful piece to look at.

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Lifelike Painting of a Christmas Tree in a Winter Landscape

Lifelike Painting of a Christmas Tree in a Winter Landscape

This fine tutorial by Ryan will push your painting skills to the limits. In this amazing video, you’ll get to explore the approach and process of creating three dimensional snow, icicles, enhancing the lighting effects on the tree itself, as well as the surrounding environment, and much more. You can see a lot of color blends and shades being used in this technique, which play a major role in uplifting the painting’s overall appeal.

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My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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