This piece is the first I have centered around my concentration. One of my two favorite things to do when it comes to art are plants (trees, flowers, etc) and people. So what better idea than to combine the two?
I've always believed people and Earth are connected, not just spiritually but physically too. In this piece, i drew your average man, representing man kind. The only thing in color on the man is his heart, because that's what keeps him alive; his source of power. His heart connects to his veins, and that branches out to his limbs, ultimately turning into a blossoming tree.
I call this piece, "Branch Out" not only because his heart branches, but because the tree and the colors represent a developing personality.
I imagined this idea before even putting it on paper and knew immediate I'd have trouble deciding on a medium. Once I started, it became clear water color and ink (my favorite) was my way to go.
I wanted most to include a lot of detail in his heart and to make sure it was atomically correct. I used roughly about 6 different pictures of the heart and 3 diagrams of veins through the heart.
Branch Out to me shows the connection of man and Earth. It also demonstrates the beauty of a person, turning into their own colorful tree.