10 Easy Watercolor Trees

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10 Easy Watercolor Trees

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In this watercolor tutorial, learn to paint 10 easy watercolor trees! We start with sketches and basic shapes then dive into techniques for leaves techniques and shading. This tutorial is for all levels—yes, even if you’re a beginner!


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10 Easy Watercolor Trees

00:00 – Intro
00:25 – Getting started.
01:37 – First tree: Round shape.
11:26 – Second tree: Spreading shape.
18:07 – Third tree: Oval shape.
25:17 – Fourth tree: Vase shape.
30:38 – Fifth tree: Column shape.
34:35 – Sixth tree: Open Style.
42:10 – Seventh tree: Umbrella shape.
45:21 – Eighth tree: Pyramid shape (with snow effect)
50:21 – Ninth tree: Irregular shape (with golden color)
54:57 – Tenth tree: Round top, tall trunk (golden color)
56:57 – “Circle of Life” REMIX
57:13 – Tips on red trees.
01:00:03 – Final thoughts.


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