Draw an Ash Tree with character

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £20
  • Entries Received: 28
  • Winner: lausta

Contest Brief

I need a drawing of a tree with character, this will then be laser cut out of layers of veneer. The veneer will also have detail etched on to the surface. The picture can only be made up of edges or line shading, so I would suggest a pen and ink drawing. I do not wish the drawing to look like a cartoon, and so feel pen and ink would be better than a vector drawing, but I am quite happy to be proved wrong.

The tree is "The Warrior Ash"

This is the third tree in the series.



The writing on the card will be as follows:
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The Warrior Ash
The ancient Britons called me 'Ash', meaning spear. In battle I was their most common weapon; a seven foot shaft topped with an iron point. I am also first choice for arrow shafts and small bows, but I can turn my hand to many things from aeroplane wings and sports cars, to walking sticks and the handle for every garden tool in your shed. When coppiced, I will give strong straight bean poles after five years or oars after twenty.
My Latin name 'Fraxinus' means 'firelight. In the evening, you can rest easy by the fire if you have a supply of Ash by your side, as ash green or ash dry, I am fit to to warm a kings slippers by.

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The drawing wants to reflect the shape of an Ash tree with it's light and slightly patchy covering of leaves, - plenty of images can be found online - but the drawing needs to have a strong face within the tree and reflect the text above, with a spear incorporated within the design.

a couple of images of Ash trees are attached. The outline shape of the tree has to be roughly right; I will reject entries that are shaped like an Elm,Oak, or Yew.

The sketch does not need a background as this will be added later.

My previous contest is here:
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  • KALAUDIO2
    KALAUDIO2
    • 4 years ago

    hi, its me again,please give feedback for #40 (#38)

    • 4 years ago
  • AlexanderWelsh73
    AlexanderWelsh73
    • 4 years ago

    Please give feedback for #39 (#33 amended). Thanks

    • 4 years ago
  • KALAUDIO2
    KALAUDIO2
    • 4 years ago

    please give feedback for #38

    • 4 years ago
    1. perrybond
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Great warrior. The leaves are in big bunches which is not typically an ash tree, they are more sparse.

      • 4 years ago
  • fitrapratama
    fitrapratama
    • 4 years ago

    please give feedback for #36

    • 4 years ago
  • AlexanderWelsh73
    AlexanderWelsh73
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, please consider #33. If you could give me any feedback that would be much appreciated. Thanks- Alexander

    • 4 years ago
    1. perrybond
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      needs more specific ash tree leaves and face needs to be more like an old soldier, looks a bit mad at present.

      • 4 years ago
  • Simo23
    Simo23
    • 4 years ago

    Please check #35

    • 4 years ago
    1. perrybond
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Hi
      I needs some specific leaves of the Ash tree to identify it

      • 4 years ago
  • jack2685
    jack2685
    • 4 years ago

    #10 is copyright
    http://timbakerart.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tree_man4_tim-baker.jpg

    • 4 years ago
    1. ktechint
      ktechint
      • 4 years ago

      but if i win surly i can put signature on it.

      so now you can get it i have permission of tim.

      • 4 years ago
    2. perrybond
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      So is Tim happy to remove the drawing from his blog when you hand over the exclusive rights to his drawing?

      • 4 years ago
  • jack2685
    jack2685
    • 4 years ago

    can you give me feedback for #27

    • 4 years ago
    1. perrybond
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      It's great. Spear tip could be better. Should be a wrought iron tip mounted on an ash tree pole.

      • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    some of the best-drawn trees are just not suitable for cutting out of a wood vaneer, so although 7, 23, 11 and 17 are great drawings, they are not what I need.

    • 4 years ago
    1. jack2685
      jack2685
      • 4 years ago

      please copy rolls royce logo (RR) =))

      • 4 years ago
    2. perrybond
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      I would need to see a copy of this certificate before accepting this entry

      • 4 years ago
  • jack2685
    jack2685
    • 4 years ago

    see #24 i hope you'll like it..
    thanks
    jack

    • 4 years ago

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