How to draw a birch leaf with a pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial.
Updated: Sep 18, 2022
By now, we have looked at how to draw a maple leaf and an oak leaf. In this step-by-step drawing tutorial, we will learn to draw a spring birch leaf with catkins. Our birch leaf is hanging on a tree, so we will draw the birch leaf in its natural form.
Step 1. Draw the axis for the twig, the center of the birch leaf, and catkins.
Let's draw three main lines: one for the twig, one for the birch leaf, and one for catkins.
Step 2. Outline the birch leaf and two catkins.
Draw the shape of the birch leaf and two elongated ovals for the catkins.
Step 3. Draw the birch leaf, the catkins, and the twig in more detail.
Draw in more detail the twig on which the birch leaf and catkins are attached. The edge of the birch leaf has the shape of teeth, and the earrings consist of four rows of scales. Let's draw veins on the birch leaf. Highlight the contour with a well-honed soft pencil and slightly tint the edges of the twig, giving it volume.
Step 4. Hatching the drawing of the birch leaf and catkins.
In the last step of our birch leaf drawing tutorial, we shaded the surface of the leaf with a soft pencil, leaving only light veins.