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02-13-2002, 10:57 AM
Another Pen/Ink & Watercolor Tree...
I also listed this in the watercolor forum, but it may belong here!? It's mostly ink and just a little watercolor.
European white Poplar / Salicaceae Populus alba
10 x 14" Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper
I used some watercolor, it's one of my new favorites
"Sennelier Neutral"




Thanks for looking & commenting


02-13-2002, 11:56 AM
Hi Ginette:
Nice overall composition!! I really like that touch of watercolor in the tree limbs but I'm not too sure about the color in the sky and land area. I think this would look great with just the tree colored, but that's just my humble opinion :) Thanks for posting. Please post more inks if you have them :D

02-13-2002, 05:24 PM
Ginette, that is a great tree! I love drawing trees:D I like the perspective of the foreground also. The color in the sky is a nice touch, though I would cut it off closer to the ground and in the ground area. Just the hint of blue in the sky is enough IMHO. I really do like that tree.......lol Guess I said that already.

02-13-2002, 11:29 PM
Very nice pen work and composition :)

02-14-2002, 11:29 AM
Thank you artdude... I will post more when I get time.
Thanks for your expressing feeling on this.

Same to you Sassybird... It's appreciated.
Thank Yo Norath T

Thanks All...got to go back to painting *SMILE*


02-22-2002, 08:48 AM
I really like this drawing. It is just perfect as it is - I rather like the way the ink runs up into the sky wash - kind of like a dust-devil. And, I think your choice of foreground really complements the technique on the tree, giving the eye a break from all the squiggly lines yet drawing it in toward the tree.

With all this detail - how long did the pen work take you.

02-22-2002, 01:21 PM
Great feeling of space.

02-23-2002, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by Surfinia

With all this detail - how long did the pen work take you.

To be able to do this, it took me a lifetime.
Observing trees looking at them for hours and loving them from the time I knew what a tree was.

The actual transfer of ink on to paper took about six hours with a couple short breaks.


02-23-2002, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by aaasp
Great feeling of space.

Thanks Anthony !