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Olive Tree

November 1996
Graphite pencils on paper - A3
Very long work before releasing this drawing that stretched out over years. This is the one that made me realize that my style was details.
The adventure began a very hot day of august in a small and remote village of deep Spain. There was this age-old olive tree in front of me, and in my thoughts this gorgeous curly girl I would never see again. I came back a few times to continue drawing the tree, protected from the hard sun by its distorted shadow. Once back in france I imagined the rest of the background, the intricate ground for instance, that took forever and even more.

Stupid me,it has been drawn on a bad recycled paper from a sketch block, that turned to yellow. I looks like it is 2 centuries old now.

Comments

soleneB
Jul. 9, 2012 19:14
Magnifique! C'est vraiment magnifique. J'aime beaucoup votre obsession pour les détails.
Riaz Bhagaloo
May 28, 2011 16:34
This is rely awesome, love the detail!
You said it turned yellow and it looks 2 centuries old, do you mind uploading it looking like that?
Toma
Dec. 14, 2008 21:58
Beautiful....
I don't realize how you have the patience to add all the detail.
Dec. 6, 2006 18:50
Your work is mind boggling!! The amount of details and work that go into it.... deserve my every respect! NICE WORK (in ber CAPS with a thousand ! exclamation points)
Michaël
Dec. 8, 2006 0:03
THANKKS!! with a thousand K!