redwood

I'm fascinated by large trees. Where I live, in Dallas, we don't really have very large trees. I would dearly love to visit the redwoods in California some day. Just reading about them online I am amazed. The largest tree is about 379 feet tall, and is 600 years old - older than our country! If that isn't amazing enough, that tree is, in human years, only about 20 years old. That means it can live a hell of a lot longer, and might even grow a bit taller. With redwoods on my mind, I felt moved to draw one. No, I make no claim that this is entirely accurate. I did a bit of research online to get down the shape of the leaves, branches, and root system. This is a conglomeration of what I learned, and assumes that I found reliable sources - since I've never actually seen one with my own eyes.

redwood
minimalist illustration
Update 11/13/14:

I do not ask for many things. I do ask that people not take my images without permission. This image has *repeatedly* been used without either my permission or without a link back to one of my sites. Why this one image has become so popular is beyond me. I always considered it just ok. Still, the value of the image is irrelevant. The point is that it is wrong to use images without some kind of consent and credit - a Creative Commons license, permission from the owner, a link to where you get the image, etc. 
 
So, since this image has been the subject of repeated abuse and since those I have found refuse to remove the image or provide a link back, I am just going to ruin the image. If you do not like that, or have a problem with this, kindly fuck off.
 
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I'm fascinated by large trees. Where I live, in Dallas, we don't really have very large trees. I would dearly love to visit the redwoods in California some day. Just reading about them online I am amazed. The largest tree is about 379 feet tall, and is 600 years old - older than our country! If that isn't amazing enough, that tree is, in human years, only about 20 years old. That means it can live a hell of a lot longer, and might even grow a bit taller. With redwoods on my mind, I felt moved to draw one. No, I make no claim that this is entirely accurate. I did a bit of research online to get down the shape of the leaves, branches, and root system. This is a conglomeration of what I learned, and assumes that I found reliable sources - since I've never actually seen one with my own eyes.

36in x 58in.
big: http://mattlindley.info/post/2012/07/05/redwood.aspx

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