Tree part 5. It’s done.

I got the tree wrapped up a day or so ago. But as is usually the case I keep picking at it until it gets shipped.  As it stands there are just over 100 leaves and I have to admit that at this point I don’t want to see any more for a while!  Here are a few random shots for you to see.

I think that at this point you can find your way around the tree so it will be just photos.

















6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Doug
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 17:46:05

    Once again you amaze, Mark. All the elements go together so well. I like the leaves and the way they stick up from the background. Lots of depth. The critters look great – very natural. The fur on the squirrel looks like a lot of work.


  2. markyundt
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 18:08:35

    Thanks Doug,
    The leaves follow a particular pattern. On the far left they tend to point towards that upper corner as they flow around the sides. As you move across the tree they point more towards the top. Continuing along the branch they gradually start to point more towards the far right when at the very end they start to point downwards and towards the tip.
    I also made the branches get very thin as it progressed towards the tip and had the leaves open up and be more layered where they tend to point upwards and the whole thing gets lighter looking as it would on a true branch.
    Just some of the thought that goes into a piece like this.
    I think the fur as well as the feathers will be a bit more pronounced when the piece gets stained. I didn’t want too much texture on them but what I did should make for a nice contrast against their respective backgrounds.


  3. dorisfiebig
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 23:57:27

    very beautiful! will you get pictures when it is put into place? it would be awesome to see it finished in the surrounding it is meant for… wow, more than 100 leaves,,, you really have a lot of patience to be able to carve all of them. and each looks like it was the first fresh you carved 🙂 wonderful work.


  4. markyundt
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 08:49:23

    I don’t usually get to see what my work looks like when finished but these clients promised me some photos. If and when I get them I’ll certainly post them for all to see.
    Thanks for the kind words.


  5. michael febbie
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 04:42:12

    Mark, you just keep getting better, can’t wait to see it in place.


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