In a very much stylised format, these winter trees of similar species burst out from the centre of the picture. The black ink on a white background for the actual trees was fairly easy to draw however drawing the roots was a different matter, roughly taking 4-5 times as long to draw these as opposed to the actual tree. Again, this brings up the time verses determination of drawing these root structures. I looked into blending the roots all in together but decided to ‘layer’ every alternate tree putting the roots behind the ones in front. The raindrop’ exemplifies the dynamic feel to the image, whereas the Cedar of Lebanon style tree adds as a reassuring shape to the centre of the pic.


This is a signed open edition print