Flame Tree

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Flame Tree

Author Comments

A flame tree I met today... I wanted to capture it on paper in a woodcut style.


I think what I like the most about this one is that very first brushstroke. It has a lot of character, that first stroke. I also like how you say you met the flame tree, not that you simply saw it.

You know, it's been a while since I've seen anything done in a woodcut style, which is a shame because it's so distinctive. The essence of both the woodcutting style and the tree itself are captured well here, I think. Bravo.

A nice touch of Autumnal colours in your most recent submissions! I like it. Definitely lots of orange at work here, but--and maybe it's just a trick of my eyes--is there also some pink?

shouKawa responds:

Mhm! Thank you! I think the first brush stroke always carries with it the most energy and the most spontaneity after that first one every other stroke lines itself up to enhance that first one. Thank you for such high praise! I'm glad you think I've captured my goals :) I have to say, I'm having fun with the reds, oranges and yellows the past week or so. In this pic there is only red so it is most likely a trick of the camera bending color.

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Credits & Info

4.00 / 5.00

Oct 28, 2015 | 10:15 PM EDT
File Info
3100 x 4555 px
2.6 mb

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