I’ve created a personal account on Patreon, where I humbly offer a limited edition of George, Lenny and Val for sale.
It’s been a learning process but these trees have come a long way. They are each a product of automatic drawing, as well as some minor editing.
George (above, left) has not gone through much editing, or none for which I have pictures… and I credit beginner’s luck. But Lenny (above, right) has been a a bit of a problem child. (Please see “More Trees” for Lenny’s story.) Then there is Val (below). She’s also received some editing.
The one on the left is Val 1 and on the right is Val 2. I made some small changes to the line work, so the distribution of the black spaces can flow better. I also gave it a lighter wash.
Moreover, the ink has a smooth finish. Before I was very heavy handed, like I was molding the paper like it was a sculpture. Now, the end result has no grooves (that I can see) and the ink is more evenly applied… although with the close-up, I can see there are some small specks I still have to fill in.
Above is a close-up of a scan I took of George and below is a close-up of a scan of Val.
George was the second tree I drew. Only when I did a second version of Don did I realize how smooth the ink could be. (More about more about Don later. I have bigger plans for him.)
Water color paper (Strathmore 400)
Fine gel pen
Tea (Best Tea, as a wash)