Anyway, one thing I've discovered while doing these designs is that a typical English birch tree looks different to a typical American birch tree. American birch trees seem to have most of the branches at the top, with a huge long trunk (like design 3), while English ones tend to have branches much lower down (like design 2).
So here I've tried to stylise things a bit more. The first one is pretty stylised, obviously, though the branch patterns look far too much like a menorah (thanks to ~AnnadinMoriel for the techie name). The actual knotwork bit was actually based on the flames in The Lamps of the Valar (I've got the original on my wall and walked past and noticed the flames). I like the knotworkiness of it a lot. The second I really like cos its a proper English birch and I do like the bottom bit best of the three. The third I like too. OK, I like them all LOL
One point raised on LJ was whether these kind of designs are designs that a master marquist would produce. I've thought a lot about this over the last few days, and come to the tentative conclusion that a mastery of marque - um - marquism? marquetry? *snerk* wouldn't necessarily produce complex designs. There is beauty in simplicity too, and from everything written about Master Tielhard, he seems to be particularly focussed on design and expression. My thoughts, anyway.
Son 3 wallpapers que yo me ise , espero y les gusten creo que el mas sensillo es el de la lechita bueno pasense por mi canal de tutoriales en youtube y suscribance a mi cuenta en youtube ] [ www.youtube.com/user/tuyagure456 ]
I know I definitely messed up on her proportions and maybe someday I'll draw this picture again, correctly. Took me over a month of getting angry at her hair and unable to draw, and recently getting bored and doing a lousy job on her collar. I really would like to try this one again though.
This is a weird hybrid of traditional and digital painting. As you can see, 98% of this was done by hand, and the other 2% (being the eyes and mouth) were painted via photoshop. I know there are a few anatomy issues going on, but what the heck. Also, the original that's floating around my bedroom has a complete upper torso, but after making a complete mess of it in Visual Arts class, I decided to crop it out. Anyhoo, I hope you like It!