Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Ancient



This is a sketch I did based on an interesting treeform I saw while on a hike in the hills of San Jose up in Grant Park. The tree was an assembly of twisting roots, branches and moss. I wondered, what would this tree be like if it could move about and speak with me? This old man/tree emerged. I imagine him a wily character with much wisdom and a tendency for mischief.

6 comments:

jehan said...

why what mister jp?

i love this treefolk. did you see the treefolk from narnia? freakin sweeeet.. i like their take on them.

your tree is cool because it isn't too similar to the ents nor the narnian ones.. hard to pull off. i can hear him speakin

chrystal said...

sweet sweet mischief. i like his tentacliness : ). if you want, if the gnome painting doesn't sell, you can buy from me. btw, did jehan tell you we watched Narnia at Magic Johnson Theater? It had a giant cheesy Magic Johnson painting in the main area. And we were scared we were going to be killed in the empty theater.

Nikki Lukas said...

nice! saw your work on the weekly James Gurney's blog art by committee, i've been wanting to partake, but haven't had much time.

Raluca C said...

great work!!I also liked a lot the misterious atmosphere you create in Neptun´s underwater world!Impressive!

Jaime Ramirez said...

Awesome work man, You should post the ancient old man tree and your tree study on the creation engines blog too. I especially love the ancient tree one. :)

KevinSwartz said...

very interesting design. i wish this character was in LOTR.