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You will start to notice similar shapes showing up again and again. Make the base thicker than the tips.
There is also a FREE worksheet for you to download and print to get you started drawing your own beautiful leaf designs easily. Once you have your leaf sketched into your shape using the guides and you are happy with your placement, you can now ink or darken your lines.
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Then, curve back down to meet the beginning of your shape. And if you've seen the 'Seasonal' section of the site - you'll notice I kept the design of this particular one - similar to the introductory image on that page.
Take note of the outer shapes as well as the inner shapes that make up the leaf texture.
How to Draw Leaves Author Info. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 3. Extend short diagonal lines coming from the stem and branching out in opposite directions. Try not to upset yourself with the huge amount of details that you see in a tree, but try to instead, break trees down into simpler shapes that you see.... This leaf style also begins with a stem and an oval at the top.
In the two examples above, my outer shapes are different, but the inner ones are the same.