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Shanghai (May 9, 2005) — edit
This is just a seedling of a giant tree. At full size they can be used to support entire towns of tree dwelling peoples.
Shanghai (May 9, 2005)
drawn in 16 min
Shanghai (May 10, 2005)
drawn in 1 hour 1 min
Shanghai (May 12, 2005)
drawn in 59 min
getting too tired to work anymore for now, but I'm wondering what I should do with the background. I had wanted it to be like a small shop, maybe with a bookshelf, window, door, etc., and the pot is on a shelf, but I'm not fully sure how I should arrange it or how much detail to put into that. The tree will have some branches on its back there. I'll finish tomorrow.
PolythenePam (May 12, 2005)
You'd be an awesome illustrator...
solve (May 12, 2005)
this looks fantastic already. cant wait to see it done already.
sincity (May 12, 2005)
THis looks fantastic. Should I say, I've got wood? :}
IkariIreuL (edited May 12, 2005)
Pleasurable pic , it should be a green dragon`s birth ... :]
Shanghai (May 12, 2005)
I didn't think of that, maybe I'll change the idea for this then. I still need something for a giant tree though, to support a certain village I had been designing. Maybe I'll find a way to combine the two ideas.
davincipoppalag (May 12, 2005)
I would love to see what you and mike (sincity) could do in a collab great imagination.. (put an RV camp on top)
p3ndragon (May 14, 2005)
Redpanda... You are a god(dess).
Tee hee.
Just an obscure allusion to that forum topic.
Shanghai (May 14, 2005)
I actually do have plenty of personal shortcomings to be no where near divinity... <_<
Kraisa (May 14, 2005)
dragons are great, I want to grow one. I love drawing notty twisty trees they are fun, and this is a really cool twist no pun intended.
HunterKiller_ (May 15, 2005)
Wow, excellent idea and great draw.
featherstone (May 15, 2005)
ooo that's cool :)
15grifficorntears (May 15, 2005)
the background should be a tile wall, the colour it is now. it seems like that would look good.
Shanghai (May 15, 2005)
drawn in 1 hour 34 min
almost done but too many distractions right now.
staci (May 17, 2005)
you're really good at this. i wish we could see all of his foliage, but im digging the shade of green lots. i hope you dont mute it too much. interesting bg and well done. the whole piece is pretty inspiring
Zack (May 17, 2005)
Agreed. This is quite fantastic.
Shanghai (edited May 18, 2005)
drawn in 2 hours 47 min
Finally done. I decided to go with my original ideas for this, but I'll probably use some of those suggestions in future pictures. I did some yard work and ate dinner in the middle of this so the timer is probably off by an hour on this version, but that doesn't matter.

-forgot to mention, I drew it entirely with the pencil tool because I was trying out a different method of drawing/coloring. Most of the time the opacity was at 20-30/255, so that's why it took awhile.
Kenshin (May 18, 2005)
quit scaring me with your awesomeness TT_TT
nekodesu (May 18, 2005)
Oh my goodness....O_O That looks so good.
Zack (May 18, 2005)
Hmm, the angles of the plant pot (and table) and the door are at odds. I still love this picture though.
Shanghai (May 18, 2005)
There are some perspective issues with the pot, especially where the tree connects to the ground and doesn't give enough room for the tree to have as much depth as width.
Zack (May 18, 2005)
Seems like it would work better if the line for the table was level across and the perspective of the pot was a lot flatter, i.e. we see a lot less of the top side of the pot, which means the oval consisting of the top edge of the pot was a lot thinner. That would pretty much mean covering up the roots and dirt with the front edge of the pot though. Hm.
Xodiak (May 19, 2005)
You are so good with colour blending, soft shading, lineless artwork, everything looks so well! I like the dragon tree. Great work! <:D
|XOD|
Gigandas (May 19, 2005)
Well, one thing I see with the pot is that the oval you got on the top somewhat resembles a football. No matter how thin the oval gets, you "always" need to round off the corners. Trust me, I learned that in art class and it works.
davincipoppalag (May 19, 2005)
Congrats on showcase! This is great
Shanghai (May 19, 2005)
Yeah, the ends aren't as rounded as they should be. Actually I think the left one is even less rounded than the right. Not having patience for things like perspective and extactness is probably why I tend to stick with organic and flowing shapes, but I'm going to have to get it a little more extact for this robot drawing I'm going to make. It'll have a cylinder for a head...
Truearashi (May 20, 2005)
The coloring leaves me in awe ! O_O
the way you do the sketch is really great... just love the whole pic'
Gigandas (Jun 15, 2005)
I thought I'd just share something that struck me would be a good addition to this one.
Seeing that the dragon itself is a tree and that the spikes on his back have their leaves, I thought it may be cool to have the dragon breathing fire in the form of branches with leaves on them too. So like, one regular branch coming form the inside out of the mouth forming into several smaller branches with leaves in somewhat of a "flame" form.
Just a thought :).
Menyway (Jun 15, 2005)
Wow Panda... just wow!!! ^__^ If i was a tree dwelling person i would SO live there!!!! XD
dragon-spirit (Aug 6, 2005)
That is so amazing, how creative. This is so beautiful. ^^
kristine (Oct 5, 2005)
ooo its like a bonsai tree!!! i have a bunch of them around my house
Sasuke-fan-Sapphire (Feb 10, 2006)
wow! this is awsome! o.o I'd love to have a tree like this!
stasiuk (Jul 4, 2006)
i am madly in love with this.
sonzai (Aug 24, 2008)
this is so thoughtful...
SillyLady (Oct 10, 2010)
This is wonderful!
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