Friday, October 2, 2020

Crepe Myrtle Foreground tree: 1

I've spent some time over the last few evenings getting some foreground trees built up. These will be for the alcove scene, as well as helping to frame a special new structure that I haven't shared on the blog yet over in Enosburg.

I'm building these up using the Crepe Myrtle tips I harvested last winter - some of them had a considerable "bow" to them, but by gluing a few of them together and selectively pruning some of the large or more oddly placed branches, it makes a nice basic tree armature. In some cases, it's pretty close to the basic shape of an elm tree. 

I then fill out the basic armature with Super tree tips. 

The next step will be to add some bulk and blending to the trunks. 


Chris Adams said...

Looks great Marty! Looking forward to following your process.

Jerry said...

Nice looking tree Marty. Looking forward to the finished tree.
Is this going to be a Fall or summer foliage?


Matthieu Lachance said...

Well done Marty. This is a truly convincing multiple trunk tree as seen everywhere but seldom modelled.