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birch tree
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Published: February 13, 2015
© 2015 - 2019 loish

a drawing of the super tall birch tree that lives next to our apartment, drawn with reference, just for practice/stress relief.

this is based on the view of the tree from our five-storey-high bedroom window on a sunny winter morning, which is narrow because the curtains are usually only slightly open. my first view of this tree in the morning says a lot about what kind of day it’s going to be. weather has a massive impact on my emotional state :) so a view like this basically means optimism and hope to me.

drawn in photoshop cs5 with a cintiq companion (full version - not the hybrid). for more info on my artwork please visit…


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jeeyongggHobbyist General Artist
it seems like lonely..
hopeasisko's avatar
Damn, it's so red. I sometimes forget how the sun can colour things like that. o_o

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ZambiinoHobbyist Traditional Artist
These are some well painted trees!
zJoriz's avatar
Lovely paintwork. The lighting pretty much is spot on :worship:
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YuleeaHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! I really love this: light, shapes, composition. You are great! :)
SkalblakaFang's avatar
Very cool. There's so much depth in your work here and the meanings behind it in your deception makes it all the better.
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ariel025Professional Digital Artist
This even better than actual photo! The coloring is great, the way you draw the trees is
is so precise and nicely detailed and the sunset's light warm and realistic. :D (Big Grin) 
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NooknookHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful light and texture !
merearthling's avatar
a super painting awesome stuff! :clap:
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joeldugganProfessional General Artist
You captured the light beautifully.
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Russell-LeCroyProfessional Digital Artist
An excellent demonstration of your versatility. It's really quite beautiful, your art is always a delight to behold. :)    
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S-A-DiamondHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing colours and looks so beautiful. This is really inspiring because I have a similar view outside my own window. Art is everywhere.
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Darkemus06Student General Artist
i love it , simple but great  :) 
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N3rdyGirlProfessional General Artist
Beautiful <3 I'm using this (with your credit on it!!) as a bookmark :D
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MinionRipleyHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! It's so lifelike, and the colors are so warm. Beautiful work!
fskn's avatar
Oooh, chromatic aberration... Nice effect.
I wonder if it would look better without it, though. Have you tried something using the CMYK channels instead of the usual RGB?
loish's avatar
i haven't! you mean that we get a yellow/magenta edge instead of red/cyan?
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Yeah, something that would simulate the registration error on an offset printing. Kind of like an old magazine.
But you would shift three channels, not just two. And the overall effect would be different, because the RGB system is an additive color model and the CMYK is a subtractive color model, which means that combined, the colors tend to black rather than white.

It may or may not look good, though. It's been a long while since I did that. But I'm sure that you could do something waaaay better than what I could.
Love your stuff, BTW.
loish's avatar
thanks for the info! might try it in the future :) 
kadunudpoiss's avatar
This exactly like my apartment house, do you live next door?
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malin General Artist
I want a birch tree outside my window too! <3
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DebabrataArtProfessional Digital Artist
Nicely captured.... The mood is wow!! Really lovely work...
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Sunshine on trees is one of my favourite thing in spring! :heart:
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