How to Draw a Cherry Blossom Tree Step by Step

Nature is full of different beautiful plants, trees and flowers. The cherry blossom tree is one of the most beautiful of them all.

With their unique structure and beautiful pink flowers, these trees have become an iconic tree species for Japan, which is where they originated.

How to Draw a Cherry Tree

Their beauty can also make learning how to draw a cherry blossom tree fun.

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

The best way to make your life easier when drawing is to plan accordingly in advance. For this reason, we will draw some outlines with a pencil in this step of the cherry blossom tree tutorial.

Using the reference image as your guide, you can use a pencil to draw the stem and winding branches of the cherry blossom tree.

You can then draw some irregular circles on the branches, as they will guide you as you begin to draw each flower later on.

Once satisfied with these pencil instructions, you can use the pen to start drawing on some of the branches and also the outline of the flower clusters, as shown in our reference image.

Step 2 – Next, draw some details for the flowers on the tree

You can start adding some details in this part of your cherry blossom tree drawing. To do this, you can add some small circles in the flower border that you drew in the previous step.

You can also go through some pencil lines of the branches in this step to start building them up.

Step 3 – Now draw some more flowers on the tree

In this step of our tutorial on how to draw a cherry blossom tree, you will continue to add some pen details to the branches and flowers.

For this part, we’ll add some detail to the top flower clusters on the tree.

As with the others, you will draw lots of small circles inside the outline of the flowers in general.

You can also draw some thin overhanging branches to add even more detail.

Step 4 – Continue adding some details to the flowers of the plant

We will continue to review pencil outlines with your pen for this part of your cherry blossom tree drawing.

You can add more details to the next inflorescence as you did in the previous few steps. As you can see in our reference image, you can also keep adding some lines on the branches.

Step 5 – Complete the details for the flowers and branches in this step

For this step of our how to draw cherry blossom tree tutorial, you will continue with what you did in the previous few steps.

That means you will complete the outline of the final branches and inflorescences. You can also perfect lines for the trunk and roots of the tree.

Once you’ve drawn all the outlines, we can move on to some final details in the next step.

Step 6 – Now, complete the final details and erase the pencil lines

It’s almost time to add some pretty color to your cherry blossom tree painting, but before you do, need to add some final details first.

You can start by adding more flower shapes to the flower clusters on the branches. This will add a lot of depth to the flowers that will be the star of this drawing!

Then you can add some wavy lines all over the branches and trunk to make it look more like wood.

Then you can draw some small shapes from the branch to make it look like the petals are drifting down.

After you have drawn all the final details, you can then erase all the pencil lines from the first step, as you will not need them anymore.

Before moving on to the final step, you can also add some details of your own. Maybe you could paint a nice background for the image to really complete it!

Step 7 – Complete your cherry blossom tree drawing with some colors

The final step of this cherry blossom tree tutorial will be adding some pretty colors to it to really bring it to life!

The cherry blossom tree is famous for its pretty pink color, and that’s what we did in our reference image example.

Although the tree has a very specific color scheme, you can also alter it using a number of different art media and tools.

For a painting like this, it’s always appropriate to go with a softer medium like watercolor paints and crayons to create a more discreet, vintage look.

It would also look great if you used more vivid media, so how do you think you would end it?

Your cherry blossom tree drawing is done!

We hope that you really enjoyed this tutorial on how to draw a cherry blossom tree!

When you first see the image that you are going to draw, it may look intimidating, but our goal with this tutorial is to show you how easy and fun it can be!

Now that you have finished drawing and coloring, you can continue to add your own details and elements to it.

Whether you change details, add backgrounds or experiment with art media, we know it will look great!

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