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I am glad you have this tree to start all this great brainstorming! I knew when we first met up at Yves, that you were looking to find the process to all the great maples. This arakawa is good entry level material to get your mind, and hands doing the design.@BackyardBonsai thanks for your response.
As i stress in my post: i'm not at all looking for subjective analysis of one particular tree. Rather, I am inviting people to share how they go about analyzing any tree in terms of primary branch structure and movement. People's choices are 'subjective' (if you want to use that term), but i'm interested in the procedures and thought processes themselves, used to reveal options and make decisions (do people draw trees, use photoshop, tape cardboard to their tree to look like branches to help with visualization, etc.)
I enjoy the @BobbyLane approach, and use photos of full sized trees. This arakawa was being used to simulate the old growth white oaks I grew up around. It has the great bark, and tall majestic trunk. Here is a photo of the oaks in Southern Ontario.