In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Fig Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Fig Tree.
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How to Draw a Fig Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: To start, draw the roots. Draw a slanted line going downward. Draw a few more slanted lines, right next to the first one you drew.
Step 2: Next, draw the trunk. On the far left root, draw a slightly curved line going up. On the far right root, draw a line going up that is dented in toward the bottom. Draw a “V” in the middle of your two lines at the top.
Step 3: Then, draw the branches. Draw a curved line coming out of the right side of your trunk and mirror that line by drawing another line a little smaller that the last. From the bottom of the last line you drew, draw a long line going straight up. Leave a little space and mirror your straight line with another straight line the same size. From the bottom of that line, draw a curved line coming out with another curved line a little below it. Make the bottom of that line connect to the top of your trunk.
Step 4: Now, draw the leaves. All along your branches, draw a small curved line coming out. At the end of this line, draw a big pointed oval. In the middle of the pointed oval, draw a straight line going up. Coming of both sides of the straight line, draw tiny slanted lines going up.
Step 5: Finally, draw the flowers. Draw a small curved line coming out of one of your branches. At the end of your curved line, draw a small “V” with a small straight line out of the top. At the end of your small lines, draw two small circles on top of each other. Continue doing these steps to create flowers all over your leaves and branches.
Interesting Facts about Fig Trees
Fig Trees naturally grow in the Mediterranean, but warm places like the state of California in the United States are the main producers of the figs we see in the grocery store. Fig Trees grow to about 10 to 30 feet tall. Figs produce flowers, but they grow on the inside of the fruit. Small clusters of flowers form inside a fig fruit and when the fruit is ripe the flowers become crunchy little seeds. The only thing really useful on a Fig Tree is the fruit itself. The wood is too weak and breaks easy. The sap is not good on skin and lots of pests like to feast on the tree.
Did you know?
- Fig puree is a healthy alternative to lard or oil when baking.
- Figs have to ripen on the tree if they are going to be eaten. An unripe fig that has been picked won’t ripen.
- Spanish Missionaries introduced black figs to California in the 16th century. Now those figs are called “Mission” figs.
- Bible scholars believe the fruit in the Garden of Eden that tempted Adam and Eve was a fig.
- Figs were given out as “medals” in the first Olympics.
Activity: Research recipes that use fig puree instead of fat. This healthier option may lead to a new family favorite.