Inktober 2016 #8 - Reboundings

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Inktober 2016 #8 - Reboundings

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The original drawing for Day 8 of Inktober 2016, the theme of which is 'The Woods and What May Be Found There.'

Recently, the area where I live has been touched by the blight of oak wilt, a disease that can quickly spread to wipe out a great number of Live Oak trees. In order to combat it, the neighborhood has had oak wilt trenches built, which dig down deep to cut the roots of neighboring oaks off from one another, and then are filled back in with dirt.

I walked down the scar of one of these oak trenches, which cut a new path through a patch of the woods that hadn't been very accessible before. I was sure I would find some interesting trees. This one caught my attention, and as I drew it, I noticed more and more aspects of it which led me to believe that it is one of those afflicted. The large, old boughs were barren of leaves, while a number of tiny new twigs sprouted up from the main trunk with huge new leaves-- an attempt at a rebound from the disease, though one which I understand does not usually succeed.

This drawing was done with a Kuretake No. 8 Fountain Brush Pen on Strathmore Toned Tan Paper, with Sailor Jentle Yama-dori (Copper Pheasant) Ink, which is a lovely teal which shows a faint reddish sheen in darker areas. It measures 9" x 12". It was drawn from life in the local greenbelt near my home in Austin, TX.

Ships in a clear plastic sleeve reinforced with backing boards. It is signed by the artist, with the medium, date, and location written on the back. No watermark appears on the original.

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