Inktober 2016 #9 - Steadfast Verdancy

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Inktober 2016 #9 - Steadfast Verdancy

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The original drawing for Day 9 of Inktober 2016, the theme of which is 'The Woods and What May Be Found There.'

This was drawn from life at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX, of a huge oak tree which had been partially uprooted in some decade past (or so I assume by the size), falling on it's side. However, it just kept on growing, snaking the new growth of it's boughs skyward with solid health. An amazing and beautiful tangle of huge roots are exposed at the old base, and soil has gathered inside over the years, so that now a host of new plants grow in the caverns left exposed by the uprooting. I was drawn to this tree the last time I visited the Wildflower Center, and when coming here to draw for Inktober, came directly to this tree to finally draw it-- and didn't leave until I had finished this drawing when the Center closed for the evening, eight hours later.

This drawing was done with a Uni-ball Vision Elite BLX Rollerball Pen in Green Black, a Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen in White Ink, a Pilot Pocket Brush Pen with Waterman Absolute Brown Ink, and a Kuretake No. 8 Fountain Brush Pen with Sailor Jentle Yama-dori (Copper Pheasant) Ink. It is on Strathmore Toned Tan Paper and measures 9" x 12". 

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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