A Study of Trees (Continued)
As you can tell, I really love trees. Here are two which were drawn about a year apart. They have a similar theme, tree on a rocky hillside, but are very different.
The one above was the most recent and much more detail was put into the rocks than the one below. As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, when I first began drawing trees I typically did not put any leaves in front of the trunk. This one has a few leaves in front of the trunk and has leaves scattered throughout the branches. The branches remind me of a very intricate knot. As I was working on it one person asked me if I knew anything about fractals. Apparently they had taken a math class on the subject and the branches reminded them of what they had studied. I am familiar with the subject, but have never studied it; however math is something I enjoy.
The tree above is also the first tree which has a very elaborate root system. I wanted this drawing to have the feel of being able to see both above and below ground at the same time. Personally, I like the way it turned out.
As I draw more and more trees, I like to make them more realistic, but with a touch of fantasy. What is the point in doing art if you cannot have some fun with it?