Finished this up, I might change up the bark and such. I had a really hard time with the colors, I'm not used to thinking in natural colors. So this piece kind of comes off as a bit off? It's based off the Cascadian Doug flag (left). Although I actually tried to um. . . loosely. . . base the bark off of a western red cedar , not a douglass fir.
On my Christmas hike today through an old growth forest, I was able to identify numerous trees based on research for this piece. So that was fun. I also found dozens of those shelf fungi like I drew on the bottom right (some bigger than my face!).
I'm looking forward to drawing more from nature. :)
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.