Monday, February 11, 2008

Beaufort tree

When I walk past a tree with interesting bark or form, it will stop me in my tracks (blame the botanist in me) ... and of course I have to take a picture. This really cool tree grew in the back yard of the house I stayed at in Beaufort, NC, where my friend Karen got married in November. I have no clue what kind of tree it is tho' (Anyone know?). I drew this mostly with a .005 Pigma micron pen and some .03 for shading. I'm pretty happy with it, thanks to Kate who provided valuable feedback as I neared the end.

13 comments:

Esoteric Knitter said...

Wow! You are so talented. I love looking at your work.

r.e.wolf said...

Brava!! This is excellent!

Susanne said...

It's wonderful! (And it could possibly be a robinia/bastard acacia) The leaves look like robinia-leaves ...

wagonized said...

Wow --you have a way of giving volume to trees, and conveying the perspective. This is amazing. I stared at it before i read the caption. I was scratching my head wondering what kind of medium you used.
So much talent.

Genxster said...

This is excellent. I really admire your pen work. Fabulous!

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Nature and Me said...

Excellent!

Kate said...

Awww...thanks for the mention Joan! It's always helpful to have a 2nd set of eyes when yo are workinginto the wee hours on such a detailed drawing. It turned out so beautifully, Joan! I love the contrast. And just the perspective of the tree makes it feel big and powerful. Quite nice.

Joan Y said...

Esoteric Knitter ... Thanks! I love looking at your beautiful socks too!

Ryan ... Thanks bud.

Susanne ... Ooo, thanks for the tip. I will look it up!

France ... Hehe. Thanks. Trees. Heh.

Mellanie ... Hey, thanks for the tag. I'll post something soon!

Nature and me ... Mahalo!

Kate ... Thanks for the tips. It really does help to have a second pair of eyes, especially talented ones. TY!

Serena said...

WOW, Joan....I can understand why you felt the need to snap a pic of this tree. You have rendered it beautifully. I'm also amazed at the sense of depth you have achieved....great perspective!

E-J said...

Beautiful work, Joan!!

Joan Y said...

Thanks Serena and E-J! To me, trees are as diverse as people so while I love to people-watch, I love to tree-watch too! :)

pete scully said...

oh man that is awesome, i love this drawing. excellent stuff.

mrana said...

You are the Queen of drawing and detail Joan! Lovely, and that perspective is great, my neck hurts :)