Nature Journal - Trees

Size: 7" x 10"h
Framed Image: 11" w X 14"h 

Created: November 13, 2011

This is a piece I made for the Fish Creek Library exhibit that our Guild will be in, in January 2012 with a theme of nature/conservation etc.

It took me a while of playing with concepts and then all of a sudden it evolved.

I love the quote and used it before in a mini booklet of trees and nature that I submitted to Vamp Stamp news, so I thought I'd do the quote again.

Did the upper section with a Nikko G nib and Sumi ink on Arches Text Wove, when dry, shaded with either a yellow or green colored pencil, then went back in with an 2B pencil and a paper stump. Love these letters and they're inspired by Lori Vliegen, whose fun lettering style I love.

The rest of the quote is done with the same pen, but in a funky monoline that I love. I then went in a colored some of the "holes" with the same colored pencils.

Drew in my Birch trees - love this technique - using a relatively flat ruler and the flat side of a pencil, just flick it, then do the other side of the tree in between the first flicks. Add a straight line and voila a Birch tree.

I then put a wash layer of light Ultramarine blue for the sky.




I used a 2" white mat

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