Believe it or not, the snow has completely thawed away already and it’s green and warm outside, what a welcome sight! Speaking of greenery and spring, here’s some more progress on the tree. Since my last update, I’ve done a great deal of filling in the leaves and branches so it’s a very solid mass of tree through the center now. The tree, in essence, is ready for color.
And now, I am finally at a point where I’ve been able to introduce a new texture to the Big Tree. Grass has now come into play. It’s a refreshing change and I’ve really been enjoying it. I’ve used steel wool (pictured below) for a soft, lush base for the grass.
I’ve also been using my X-Acto knife and a wire brush tool (pictured below) for the actual grasses and textures.
And now, here is the way the grasses are shaping up. I think I will fade the grasses out to the left, right and below the tree so that there won’t be a hard line of grass bordering the whole base of this scratchboard. It is, after all, all about the tree.
A couple of close ups.
I hope you enjoy, and thanks for following along as I work at this. Comments are always appreciated! 🙂 Have a great week.