Quite recently I dropped by a café called Karoshi with a garden designer to discuss the renovation plan of the garden of my mother’s home. The café owner actually came to my solo exhibition before, and it was fun to see and chat with her again. I then remembered that she was a tree lover, which suddenly made me come up with an idea of having a show at her café focusing on tree pen drawings.
Come to think of it, I’ve had lots of opportunities to take photos of trees while I was travelling around the world.
The reference photo of this drawing was taken in Karuizawa with my brand new SLL camera.
Here is the comparison of the photo and my drawing…
I also have tree photos from Takachiho, Kamakura, Madagascar, and Australia.
Well, this first attempt is already so exciting because it is really challenging.
I expect other planned works will bring about so much fun and excitement. This tree pen drawing series will definitely be masterpieces!
Exquisite! I love pictures like these, both to look at and to draw. Looking into the picture you can get lost in day dreams. Love that. Drawing pictures with lots of details and textures just puts me in such a relaxed state, I am quite unaware of the time that goes by. Thank you for sharing this picture. It is absolutely wonderful!
What kind of ballpoint pen do you use? Is it a gel pen or a couple of different diameters? Just mind blowing detail!
Very well done Maki. I love them all.
Stunning! Your talent and dedication in developing the piece of art are both stunning and inspiring. Well done.
Speechless - so much detail work - i’ld get lost
I’d have called it “Finished” at about the halfway point, after tossing in some background on the right. I’d be too afraid of messing it up to keep pushing it so far.
Excellent work and patience!
I really love your stile, Makki, very unique and am always thrilled about to see one if them. No cats hidden? love them too
Amazing! I can hardly tell the difference between the photo and the drawing. Great job!
Hi Maki, for the first time I just I have seen your profile happened, because I read your very kind words from my cell phone. Very impressive!!
I completely understand that you are missing your favourite black cats, since cats simply belong to your art, no signature needed.
I wish you all the best and very curious to see how your series will proceed.