To draw a realistic outdoor scene such as a forest or a garden, it is important to draw bushes as well as trees, grass and smaller plants. Bushes have a round shape and low-to-the ground growth pattern. Begin with a circle, divide it into fourths, and use this as your guide to the bush's shape to create a realistic-looking bush to add to your outdoor scene.
Use the pencil to sketch a circle the size that you want your bush to be.
Add two lines going through the middle of the circle, one going vertically and one horizontally across the circle. The sketch should now appear like a scope sight.
Following the outline of the circle on the top portion of the circle, begin to sketch a loopy "leaf-like" outline. This will create the appearance of fluffy leaves and branches. The loops should be facing upwards for the top portion of the bush.
Draw several loopy lines going into the top portion of the circle. This will add the appearance of growth layers within the bush.
Using the same loopy line technique that you used for the top portion of the bush, begin outlining the bottom portion of the bush, having the loops point downward, toward the original circle.
Shade the bush as dark as you want it to be. Add fruits or flowers in the middle of the bush.
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