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2d ID please

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Been sketching bonsai for a while, this is my first ink and colourised tree. Think it's a pine??
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Re: 2d ID please

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Hi Legoman, sorry to disappoint you, but for me there isn't enough detail or distinctive shape to be able to categorize it as a pine or juniper. It could also be a broadleaf tree. Perhaps if you look at some of the Japanese or Chinese art representing plants and landscapes it could give you some guidance.
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It can be whatever you want it to be - you drew it!
The blue pot kind of makes me think a maple in leaf if I think of it from a traditional pot/tree perspective, maybe a trident???
Whatever it is, it has a killer base on it ... nice sketch, I like it.
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Hehehe, thanks! Yeh, was thinking kind of juniper or pine, maybe maple. Will definitely check out existing art, though this was just sketching.

Base could have a touch too much taper.

Will try some more soon, at least I can't kill it.
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New tree ... this one was more of a snow gum attempt (without any reference). First time using the kid's paints! :D

In hindsight, the left branch is too sudden/perpedicular I think. Might fix it in Photoshop if the consensus agrees? Also, not enough taper?
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Hi Legoman, for my liking it has enough taper, but I think the branch crutches could be slightly narrower V's and if you can get the foliage to have a slightly weeping direction it would also help. I really like the rendering of the trunk. :imo: only also an improvement on the previous one you posted. Keep going with it, looking forward to seeing the next one. Cheers, Frank.
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Thanks Frank!!! Good feedback, agree with most of it, and ofcourse, very happy for feedback and criticism ... how else do we learn!

Did also struggle with the $1 plastic brushes but didn't want to blame my tools, haha.

Will try a revision of this and post it up soon before my next creation.

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Post by TimS »

Very interesting exercise in where our imaginations take us actually.

Personally that first photo puts me in mind if a mature maple, I suspect purely because of the blue glazed pot. Interesting how much sway one detail can have
In the blue darkening sky, the moon paints a pine tree.
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