The Giving tree

HI my name is Justin I decided to do The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I would have to say it is one of my favorite books growing up. So anyways let’s dive into it.

I decided to do the letter G Because the G is just as OG as they get hahaha. Anyways I selected the G because I feel like it has a lot of beauty and character as a letter. I will post my idea process it's not the prettiest thing in the world, (meaning organization) but it's what I have to work with at the moment hahaha.

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This was my first sketch and idea of the whole thing. I felt that it was a solid idea, but I do also feel like I should have played around with it a bit more. What I took from the book is that the "Tree" is the Motherly figure to the boy and that the tree provides everything the boy desires in his life all the way up to him being an elderly man. I was very interested in hearts for this project because the tree loved this boy so much just like a mother loves her kids. I thought it would be a great idea to make the branches into a heart shape.

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Here is what the original book looked like so I wanted to take a lot of inspiration from Shel Silverstien's art work. So I used this as a reference.

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Here is a scan of what I ended up basing everything off of.

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The final version at the moment I wanted it to have a child like essence to it so I made the leafs/branches look scribbled in. I ended up doing leafs falling only on the right side. it was an honest mistake I forgot the left side, in the end I like it more, but I do feel like it might have some balance issues. It originally did not have any tree textures so I added this texture to it.

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So this is where my project has ended for the time being feel free to critique it. Like Jessica said I will probably be hating on this in the future hopefully. hahaha 

Thank you 

Justin

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