Let’s see how I design this piece!
When I was thinking about what I could draw for my small ink #003 I began to brainstorm. After drawing a few sketches I started to have a feeling that I wanted it to be about a tree. So I made the following draft.
I put two people randomly under the tree, however it was not really what I liked to depict. It occurred to me that my mom sent me a picture she took the other day, of a tree. It was a very nice picture and the perspective is rather special, too.
I thought it would be really interesting to put this tree in a circle using the same perspective as the picture. Therefore I quickly drew another draft.
The center of the image was taken up by the tree trunk and the branches were going to fill the entire circle. I wanted those branches to be very delicate and detailed. After deciding what I wanted to draw, I started working on the drawing.
I added detail to the tree trunk and filled the rest of the space with branches however I still felt that there was not enough contrast to really accentuate the tree trunk itself. There seemed to be too much detail and a lack of visual focus. Therefore I decided to try something bold, filling in the entire tree trunk with ink. After filling in the tree trunk, I masked part of the truck with a white paper cutout.
For a better look at the finished piece, please click here. I would like to know which version you like better. I hope you enjoy Small Ink #003. Cheers 🤖