HOW TO DRAW A TREE IN ELEVATION
Once you understand that all plants have a form, drawing them becomes more straightforward. Using simple forms allows you to explore ideas quickly when designing in elevation. Check out DRAWING A TREE to try my step-by-step approach.
There are many terms that describe plant forms, such as round, columnar, pyramidal, spreading, upright and vase-shaped. These descriptions can be used for trees, shrubs and perennials. Learn more about these in my post, DRAWING TREE FORMS. I've also included a video so you can see how I draw trees in elevation.