Monday, June 30, 2008

Types of Tree Murals

There are many different ways to paint a tree mural:

  • Simple
  • Realistic
  • Soft pastel colors
  • Dark defined lines
  • Cartoon trees
  • Thin budding branches
  • Autumn leaves
  • Bushy and full
  • Sparse winter trees
Here are a few examples that may help you better understand how to choose what kind of tree you would like to paint or have painted.

This mural is more realistic. It has a lot of detail, yet is is soft. The colors almost blend with the background.

This tree is simple - not much detail. A few different color greens were used to highlight the leafy areas which gives the tree some dimension and almost makes it pop out of the wall.

This is an example of a thin budding tree. The leaves are painted individually on each branch.

This tree is a detailed tree, but done with darker colors and defined lines.

This tree was painted in warm autumn colors.

This tree would be considered simple, but has a little bit more detail/shading in the trunk and branches. The leaves were done by colorwashing shades of green and then doing separate single leaves on top to bring dimension and depth.

This last mural is a good example of a cartoon style mural. Cartoon murals can also be done with black outlining.


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