How to Draw A Forest easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
When you look at the final images of this cartoon forest tutorial, you might think that this detailed image would be difficult to draw.
However, we wanted to show you that it can be much easier when you know what to do. Also, we will break it down into smaller steps to make it much easier.
First, we’ll start with the leftmost side of the forest. You can use some bumpy lines for the tree’s foliage, and then we’ll use some curves for the trunk.
That’s all for this first step and then we can move on!
Step 2 – Draw some bigger trees
We’ll be adding a larger tree to your animated forest drawing in this second step!
This tree will also have some bumpy roads for the leafy tops, but this section will have more volume than the previous one.
We will then use a combination of slight curves and mostly straight lines for the trunk of this tree.
The trunk will be taller and thicker than before, and there will be a small open space on the bottom right hand side.
Step 3 – Add some bushes and more trees
Now we can add some life to this forest in this third step of the tutorial!
First, you will see why we left that empty space at the base of the tree before, because there will be a bush filling the gap.
This bush will be drawn with a bumpy border similar to the leafy tops.
Then we’ll add some more trees, and the main tree in this step will be another large tree drawn with both curves and lines.
Step 4 – Now draw some more bushes and trees
The key to this cartoon forest tutorial is to build it up gradually and we’ll add another in this fourth step.
First, add another bush at the base of the previous one. Then we’ll add some more trees to the background using some of the same methods as the previous ones you drew.
That’s all there is to this step and then we can move on!
Step 5 – Draw another forest
This fifth part of your cartoon jungle drawing will shake things up a bit! We will add another large tree, but this one will be different from the previous ones.
This next tree will look like a majestic pine tree, and it will prove to be a lot of fun to draw! This particular stem will be thin and slightly bent.
It will then have some spikes for the canopy and these spikes will help give it the look of a lot of needles that make up the canopy.
Then we’ll be ready for the final details of this drawing in the next step of the tutorial!
Step 6 – Now, add some final points
Let’s wrap up this composition with some final touches in this step of the tutorial! To do this, we will add some more trees on the right side of the artboard and in the background.
You can then add some bumpy curves to the different bushes to give them more texture and volume.
Once these details are added, you’ll be ready for the final step! Remember to add some extra details of your own that you might like to this drawing.
You can add some small animals, add trees or maybe some more sky details for a few ideas. What else can you think of to end this image?
Step 7 – Finish your drawing with some color
This is the last step of the tutorial on how to draw a cartoon forest and in it we will make this amazing drawing look better with some color!
In our reference image we show you one way you can color this picture.
We used some bright but varied greens for the leaves and bushes, then some lovely browns for the stems.
You can use similar colors if you want, but you can also choose completely unique ones! It can also be fun to try out some new artistic mediums when it comes to coloring.
We recommend using some watercolor paints, as this soft medium is great for natural settings. What would you choose to end this?
Your cartoon forest drawing is done!
When you first see the image we’ll be creating in this cartoon forest tutorial, you might think it’s hard to draw!
In these steps, our aim is to show you that drawing a detailed picture like this one can be both fun and easy.
We also want to make sure you can add your own details and ideas to the mix, so you can create even more fun!
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