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tree drawing II by nimra tree drawing II by nimra
“Afterflood” Pencil on acid free Illustration Board 40” x 30”

This almost kicked my ass, I started it in early April completed it the last day of August.

In the area where I live there is a flood plain, every spring these trees are by and large underwater. I came upon this place when the waters receded- I was blown away by the complex movements of line; limbs, branches, twigs and brambles that seemed to be hanging on for dear life. Because it was this complex I had to draw it, the composition was inspired by one of my heroes Franz Kline, often abstraction is the catalyst to my compositions, my previous drawing being inspired by Pollock. The unexpected difficulty in drawing thousands of branches weaving over and under, lost lines, found lines and keeping track of all of it was a bit crazy, but rather Zen at the same time. I worked form life, photos and pieces of twigs that I collected it was quite the journey. After almost eight months on trees I’m off to do a portrait, can't wait.

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ShawnJourdonArt Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Well this is just amazing wow
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danielrapuano Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read in an interview with you that you listen to Death Metal... I thought that was the coolest thing.  I figure you might appreciate some of the more macabre and complex Death Metal artwork there is out there; being that the complexity of it reminds me of your 'forest' pieces.
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your work and it would be great if you could take a look at my hyperrealistic pencil drawings. Thanks for the inspiration.:) (Smile) 
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Glassrainbows93 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Woah :O
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Chazrobert Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love drawing trees, but this would have served me a catastrophic overdose! Having done similar work, I can appreciate the puzzle aspect; in this drawing, I almost have to compartmentalize it to appreciate everything you have done here. Just superhuman effort, you set a precedent with your work. Congrats on this!
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Volinkrein Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
how is that humanly possible!? This is amazing!
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Tdkrupp Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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JayDyerLightArt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
This was truly a labor of love. Great JOB! 
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ems3 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Amazing
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Sannon-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's is amazing! I didn't even realise it had been hand drawn at first! This must have taken so much patience and skill
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