Have you ever looked at a tree, as though studying the play of light on the textures and shapes? Neither have I.
And why would you? Trees litter the backdrops of badly painted landscapes at intersections or fill in the holes around the interesting subject matter.
I enjoy them now - mainly 'cos I spent most of my holiday staring at some. Thanks to this little guy (and his rock). So with no further ado, ÜberEllis introduces the first ever ÜberSet: Treevolution - A study of technique and texture.
The original of this one now (hopefully) hangs on a wall - It was given away as a gift. The larger format making it easier to add a lot of detail to the tree trunk and branches.
This technique took aaaaaaages. In this example was the first time I realised what was missing in all the others...A shadow underneath the tree, only the very thing trees are famous for *smeks forehead*
Ah, well - 'tis why I practice after all ;)
Finishing off this set with a doodle that filled the page, and wasn't intended to be a tree. If all avoidence could end up as productive as this one, the world certainly would be a better place.