Can you draw a straight line? If so then you can draw a holiday wreath! Follow along step by step with my wreath drawing video tutorial and step by step pictures!
What do you need for this wreath drawing…
This is easy! All you really need for your wreath drawing is some kind of drawing utensil and paper. Anything you can make a mark with will work!
I’ve provided an example in the pictures below of both a colored version (done with these washable markers) and a black and white version (done with this white paint pen.) The video demo is done with the white paint marker. I love how taking away the element of color leaves behind just the bare bones of the lines that make up the wreath.
Little parts make up the whole with this wreath drawing…
Wreaths are round but for this wreath drawing you will really only be drawing series of short straight lines. Lots of little pieces work together to make up the whole. Once you understand how those little lines work together you’ll be set to draw all kinds of variations on this holiday wreath!
Grab a scrap piece of paper and whatever drawing tool you’ll be using. Draw a straight line down the middle. Imagine that this is the center of a pine branch. Each pine branch has lots of little needles coming off of it. Needles come off the branch in a staggered pattern at about a forty five degree angle. Don’t worry about making anything too perfect or too regular.
Draw a few branches playing with the pattern and angles.
Drawing the pine branches…
This wreath drawing is a pine wreath. Start by lightly tracing a circle with pencil. This circle will disappear into the branches you’ll draw. (Do not trace this circle with marker.) Now imagine that the lightly drawn circle is the straight line you drew in the practice round. Stagger pine branches off the main “trunk” or circle of your wreath. These small straight lines are your pine branches.
Next, use that same exact pattern to add needles to the branches. Needles will come off the branch at approximately forty five degree angles, give or take a bit. Add needles to each branch around the wreath. If, when your wreath drawing is finished, it feel empty you can always add in a few more branches of pine here and there.
Add embellishments to your wreath drawing….
Here’s the fun part- make the wreath your own! I have a penchant for adding dots to my wreath drawings. I imagine them being little winter berries but you can add anything you’d like. Those little dots are also an easy way to add interest to any blank spaces your wreath drawing may have! I can also imagine adding bows, banners, birds, candy canes, etc. After you have a bit of experience with the patterns in this wreath drawing you may even want to sketch a design that saves room for some more elaborate additions to your wreath.
Don’t forget the center of your wreath is a great spot to add a fancy initial, a word, or even a tiny illustration!
Want to draw your wreath drawing alongside me…
If you like to learn by doing and seeing then the video below is for you! Follow along with me as I break my wreath drawing down step by step!
More holiday craftiness from KTC….
Printable Christmas tree templates are ready to be decorated and folded into sweet little Christmas tree luminaries.
This ten page Christmas journal is a fun way to record the memories and excitement of the season! (Plus- it’s free for KTC subscribers!)