I decided to style it as Bunjin. I imagined it as a lone tree on the top of high cliff and it has been suffered from the wind which tried to blow it down to the beneath ocean. Every comment is welcome. Thanks. Bonhe
P/S: a branch in the lower part of the tree is a sacrified branch.
Thanks Si. I didn't see your sketch. Yes, it is a good idea to bring the branchs to the left. I will consider it.Hi Bonhe, sorry, but this look just doesn't do it for me. The original tree had more height and curves which I would have kept. From the sweep at the base of the trunk, the apex and foliage masses would be better on the other side of the trunk line. It would be more dynamic for the trunk line to lean to the right (like it is now) then the wind swept the foliage over to the left, if you want a windswept/literati design. All is not lost though. You still have plenty of branches to work with in the future. As it grows out, and I would let it grow freely for a year or two, then wire all the new growth up and over to the left and crossing the trunk line with it. Here's how I see it in a year or two.
Hi Harry, no waySorry, but this one doesn't trip my trigger. Maybe you should concentrate on making it a shohin with a large trunk.
keep it green,
I want to have it base a little bigger. But you may be right.I'm curious to what the sacrifice branch is giving it's life for? Thickening trunk, buds in the lower part of the trunk? The tree has been made bunjin so thickening the trunk makes no sense.
Thanks for reading my mind, Vance Wood.
Thanks for information Vance Wood. BonheThis tree kind of epitomizes the trend we see taking place today. People designing Literatiesque type trees that unlike their anorexic fore-bearers with their skinny trunks, have similar foliage configuration mounted on thicker trunks. I don't know what you would call this style if you find it necessary to define everything you do as fitting into one of the accepted pigeon holes, the truth remains that if the tree looks like a tree you might encounter in the mountains then it is legitimate. After all, according to the thinking of many, the literati it is a surrealistic style defined only as to whether it fits into the model produced by the ancient literati line drawings.
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