So my AP Art summer assignments required me to do 3 oil pastel studies of trees. At first, I was really frustrated with the media and all, but I got a hang of the technique. I had a limited supply of colors, so the bark was the most difficult to do, because the brown oil pastel I used was of a cheaper brand and it just felt like a giant crayon.
I must tell you that you really succeeded in your assignment. They just look awesome! I love the bark, the leaves and the brighter highlights in them. I love the feel like the left tree is banded by a gust of wind and the right one has some secondary truncks coming front really low in the tree.
Thanks! I wished I could use some more colors to show the depth of the leaves, but I guess I got tree shape pretty close!
did i ever tell you about my obsession with trees? this is so lovely!!