In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Neem Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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How to Draw a Neem Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: To start, draw the trunk. Draw a straight line going up that has a very small gap toward the bottom. Draw another straight line a few spaces from your last line that has a tiny gap near the middle and a bigger one right above it.
Step 2: Now, draw the roots. Draw a few small wavy lines coming out of all directions from the bottom.
Step 3: Next, draw the branches of the tree. From the small gap you left on the left side of your trunk, draw two slightly spaced out slanted lines. Draw two slightly spaced out lines from the small gap you left on the right side of the trunk but make them come straight out. From the gap right above it, draw two spaced out slanted lines that go to the right. At the top of the right side of the trunk, draw two spaced out straight lines that go straight up. On the left side of the trunk, draw a slightly slanted line and then another line that connect to the bottom of the last straight line you drew. Draw a small “V” in the middle at the top of the two slanted lines you just drew.
Step 4: Then, draw the outline of the leaves. Draw small little humps in a circular shape around the bottom of your branches. Make it as tall as you want it.
Step 5: Finish up by drawing the leaves. All over the outline of your tree, draw a small line with three slanted ovals going up one side and three more slanted ovals on the other side.
Interesting Facts about Neem Trees
Neem is an herb growing tree that grows naturally in India. The tree has also been introduced to Australia, Africa, and Sri Lanka. Neem Trees grow between 15 to 20 meters tall. They are a wide tree that branches out with wide fan-like leaves. The tree is part of the mahogany family and is very popular to use in folk medicine. The leaves are sets of smaller leaves that grow in pairs up the stalk. They grow to about 20 to 40 centimeters and bow slightly downward. The Neem Trees produces both flowers and fruit. The flowers are small white hanging blooms that grow to 5 or 6 millimeters. The fruit is like a berry; it looks like a yellow colored olive.
Did you know?
- Neem Trees are the source of various ailment reliefs. The tree is used for dental disease, skin disease, fevers, coughs, and lots of other health problems.
- Dried Neem leaves are placed in cupboards to keep bugs away.
- In India, Neem Trees are planted to protect a family from disease.
- Neem shoots are cooking into a soup called “Nim.”
- People in India chew on Neem twigs to make tooth brushes.
Theme: Study Indian culture with you class. Include a study of the wonder plant Neem and the cultural importance it has to India.