Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tree Habits ... student reference studies and demonstrations

"Tree Habits"
refers to characteristic appearance, form, or manner of growth,
that is distinctive to a particular species of tree.
The following examples are reference samples for illustrating
a variety of our Watauga County trees.Pine Tree Habit... Straight trunk, opposite attaching branches, shallow V or obtuse angle for branching, cluster textures for evergreen appearance.
The link below will take you to a short video demonstration of this technique.
Oak Tree Habit.... thick straight trunk, thick alternate branching, right angle attached to trunk then turning upward.
Click on the following link to view the video of this rendering technique.
Oak tree demo here

Birch Tree Habit.... Thin curved trunk, alternate and curving branches, curving thin limbs to twigs. The link below will take you to a short demonstration video of this technique.

Birch Tree Demo here

Willow Tree Habit.... Short broken trunk, thick branching, curved draping limbs and twigs. The link below will send you to a short video demonstration of this technique:

Willow tree demo here

Apple Tree Habit.... Short Broken trunk, thick branching, short downward curved limbs and straight spiking twigs. Follow this link to a short demonstration of the technique for this apple tree habit:

Apple tree demo here

Locust Tree Habit.... Curving trunk, long branches and limbs that curve and stay close to trunk .Hemlock Tree Habit.... Straight trunk, opposite branching, curving upward with great lenght, limbs curve upward and in, some textural clustering at tips.

Hemlock tree demo here

Memory inking of Green Valley Pitch Pine. Brush and india ink.

Read more about this tree in the archives or link to:

Pitch Pine pages here

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