How to Draw a Pine Tree Step by Step

This step by step tutorial shows an easy way to draw a pine in a cartoon style. It includes a total of six steps with drawing examples and explanations for each.

Pine tree drawing step by step
Pine tree drawing step by step

It’s recommended that you use a pencil for at least the first four steps of this tutorial and draw fairly light lines. This will make it easier to fix any potential mistakes.

Step 1 – Draw the Shapes of the Branches

Pine tree branches drawing
Pine tree branches drawing

A pine tree like the one in this example is similar to a stack of cones that get larger towards the bottom. Start the drawing going top to bottom with sets of curved lines that define these “cones”. These will be the outer shapes of the branches.

If you want to make sure that both halves of the tree are relatively equal in width you can draw a vertical line down its middle to help you and erase it later.

Step 2 – Draw the Underside of the Branches

Pine tree shape drawing
Pine tree shape drawing

Now draw the under sides of the branches with a few more sets of curved lines.

Step 3 – Draw the Bottom of the Tree

Pine tree outline drawing
Pine tree outline drawing

To finish the top part of the pine tree add the outer shape of the bottom branches. Draw these as zigzags that sort of fan out from the center of the tree. Make the branches near the middle point more downwards and the branches to the sides near point more sideways.

Step 4 – Draw the Trunk

Pine tree trunk drawing
Pine tree trunk drawing

Add the trunk with just a couple lines. Draw it slightly wider towards the bottom.

Step 5 – Finish the Line Drawing

Pine tree line drawing
Pine tree line drawing

To finish the line drawing add some more branches inside the main shape of the tree. Again draw the these pointing more downwards near the center and more sideways near the sides (again think of a fan).

When you finish drawing all of the details of the pine tree go over it with darker pencil lines or a black pen or marker.

Step 6 – Color the Pine Tree

Pine tree drawing
Pine tree drawing

You can use whatever you prefer to color the tree (paints, markers or colored pencils). Make the top green and the trunk brown.

Conclusion

A cartoon style pine tree like this one is fairly easy to draw. Simply think of its shape as stack of cones that get bigger towards the bottom. You can add more cones if you want a taller tree.

For drawing a deciduous tree see: