The Illustration Friday topic for this week is TREE which sounds simple and straight forward enough, right?
The first attempt at TREE was this bonsai-looking thing done with metallic/white Sharpies on a Citra Solv page. While I really liked the look I felt there was not enough contrast for the tree to show so decided to go an entirely different direction with. . .
this tree. This poor naked tree on the stark white background needed something. . . how about a quote from Thomas Fuller? yes, that helps but we need more. How about some ink splats? Yup - that's good but still more. After airbrushing brown on top and bottom with my Copic markers and adding a dash of Washi tape I am finished but still feeling not quite right.
However, as a spread in my art journal, the contrasting trees on opposing pages somehow seems right. . . so I will leave it at that. Good thing about an art journal - if you don't like what you see just turn the page!Check out all the creativity on Art Every Day Month