Les art intimidating life
Here is my analogy — just as elbows, wrists, fingers, knees, ankles and toes are crucial to express the ‘flow’ of the human body – the joints (limbs, branches, twigs and roots) are crucial in expressing the ‘flow’ of the tree. If that tree is not on solid fittings, it will look like it is floating on the paper.You must feel the texture of the bark in your own hands, you must understand how each leaf attaches to the branches and the branches to the trunk. Roots – What better way to understand the structure of a tree than to get to the root of the issue!Don’t feel overwhelmed at all those little branches… Instead draw enough to give the impression and capture the essence of the species.The oak trees have thicker branches than the other varieties.Trees are three-dimensional forms, cylindrical in nature that ‘branch” off into smaller cylinders.Here is a illustration of a tree branch dissected into cylindrical tubes. Also the bark of the tree will gradually get denser on the edges as it wraps itself around the tree.Without a doubt, the most influential and important reference that I can recommend is Mike Sibley’s book “Drawing from Line to Life”.
I have also attached reference photos from WC Image Library and some of my own images.The texture of the trunk is much more pronounced than on the branches as well.The purpose of this assignment is to work on the 3-d form.Mike’s on-line tree tutorial was the foundation of my learning and understanding on how to draw trees. There are additional samples that are not covered here.The Smithsonian Handbook on Trees is beneficial in providing information on the general shapes and varieties of trees. Also stroll through my galleries and pay particular attention to the trees and foliage.