Martin is very fond of drawing trees and recently he's been sharing his enthusiasm for drawing trees in a number of different ways
He's been very busy creating a whole set of resources and different ways in which people can share what's learned.
How to draw a tree is a visual summary of my experiences in drawing and sketching trees from life.
Rather than teaching a drawing method the little booklet shall encourage the reader with example drawings, mainly in pen and ink, to own explorations and to use the own handwrite.
The text concentrates on important aspects of tree drawings as proportions, trunk and branches and how to depict foilage of trees.
PLUS a whole suite of 'how to draw a tree' sites aimed at helping people improve their skills in drawing trees.
- How to draw a tree - tree drawing
- How to draw a pine tree
- How to draw deciduous trees
- How to draw coniferous trees
- Forest diary - keeping a nature sketchbook
- Learning by doing - tree drawing from LIFE
- Three critical points in depictions of trees
- Rythm and patterns in foliage
- Some tricks that help to get a convincing tree drawing
- How to draw the trunk of a tree
- plus some examples of how he applies basic principles in his own drawings in different media
- and some examples from well known artists from the past and the present
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Martin is German and he lives in Maulbronn in southern Germany. However his English is excellent and his advice and information is very easy to understand. He also includes a 'translate into English' option on all his blogs.
Overall, I think his resources are a really refreshing change from all the normal 'how to draw a tree' books which seem to be produced these days. I highly recommend exploring all the resources Martin has to offer.
Other landscape blogs by Martin include:
- Edition Handdruck - for the original fine art prints he produces
- Wandern und Zeichnen - hiking and drawing
- A year in the vineyard