Anyways, the first challenge was to come up with a “Living Tree of Woe,” with an emphasis on working out the facial expression. After doing a couple of pages of fast pen sketches, I picked out the one that I liked the most, did a tight pencil version of it, then scanned and colored it:
To be honest, I think I got carried away with trying to get the tree part right, and failed to really nail the facial expression. I’m lame!
Anyways, while sketching, I also drew a tree of woe with no face at all, emphasizing body language instead. I quickly tightened some pencils over it, scanned it, and slapped some colors on:
I realize this in no way makes up for my failure to get the face right on the first one, but I just figured I’d share it since it was a by-product of my first attempt.
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