Saturday, July 21, 2007

Banyan Tree

Banyan trees are just fun trees to draw. This is one at Wailoa State Park. It's found at one end of the park, where I take Kanoe for a walk and watch people fishing for mullet or papio.

18 comments:

Tracy said...

well you are rockin :-)
and so is the tree. i've never seen a tree like that (well in person) - i can see why you would want to draw it. just fascinating to look at isnt it? so very different than the trees we have here! as always -amazing drawing - i really like the perspective you chose.

Genine said...

Amazing drawing. Your shadow and depth are fantastic. Really great work!

Nicole said...

You are very talented!

Kathleen Rietz said...

Beautiful, and I love your handling of the medium.

Diane Cutter said...

What a wonderful rendering. You really have a lovely technique with pen!!!

mrana said...

Aren't they amazing trees? And your drawing is brilliant, you've captured all its complicated intricacies with a 'few' simple lines!

Africantapestry said...

An amazing drawing!This tree definitly has some mileage on it...wonderful!
Ronell

drb said...

This made me want to go out and draw a tree -- but I felt so pressured about it my whole zen mojo was wrecked!

Joan Yoshioka said...

Thanks Tracy, Genine, Nicole, Kathleen, Diane, Mariana, Ronelle, and D! This tree was good practice. It forced me to anticipate intersecting lines since I usually draw freehand and rarely use pencil guides. D, got your mojo back?

martha said...

Beautiful! You must have great patience :)

MILLY said...

Lovely tree Joan, beautifully and delicately drawn. I love Arthur Rackhams trees. Also think the goose is great. Have just found your message and will visit the Daily Art ,thanks for that.Eileen

Anita said...

Just beautiful!!!!!

juj said...

Wow! What a gorgeous tree! And you've done an amazing job with it. The line work is excellent, the values are balanced beautifully, and I love all the negative space - especially as the eyes need a little rest after devouring all that fabulous detail.

Robyn said...

Beautiful!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

This is such a beautiful drawing and the banyan is an amazing kind of tree. I've written a novel with the banyan as the central motif - called 'The Justice Tree' so when it's accepted maybe I could use your picture - with permission of course.
wendy

phthaloblu said...

They do look like fun trees to draw. This is beautiful.

CrumpledPaperbirds said...

That is a fairytale tree, magnetic... beautifully drawn:)

abalem said...

I'd love to have something like this as a tattoo !! :)