Thursday, May 3, 2007

Black pine styling, KoB contest - part 4

phase 4:

A lot of branches were cut out totally. The tree was way too dense. Also secondary branches had to go as well as numerous tertiary ones. After the secondary branches were wired and the main sketch looked OK, the rest was wired. On a tree like this which is very dense one does not wire every single branch like on most recently collected trees. But still almost 80 % of all small branchlets were wired. Again the variety Kotobuki proved to be tricky. A lot of the smaller branches broke off or almost. Later most of these died anyway. This tree has such a lot of foliage that this does not matter. It is only very different from normal pines.
Here the tree from three sides again on day three. Beware, these are NOT the final pictures