Some tree possibilities for Noelle and Jon’s wedding. You can click the images to make them larger.
Note that 10-14 are from iStockphoto.com and would cost more to use. Also 5-9 are probably still under copyright protection, so we’d need to redraw in some significant fashion.
Doodling a few more
17 18 19 plus a few more from years past on Flickr.
Working on Number 1
I like number 1 best too, so that’s what I’ve been playing with. I found another version of this tree (1a1a) that I drew a few years ago, a version with more asymmetry, which Jon and Noelle also seem to like. I tried to add some color, to make it less wintery (1a1b). This didn’t feel lively enough, so I tried something a bit different (1a1e). And finally, something green (1a1f). Click any of these for larger versions.
Working on Number 20b
More leaves, fewer roots, based on 437 in the flickr pile. This tree may do the trick (20b1a), plus it has three water drops. We’ll try it in green (20b1b), three colors (20b1c), with flickr photos (20b1d), and with my photos from number 1 above (20b1e).
After completing this I noticed that 427 and 437 are different trees and that Noelle and Jon were suggesting that the larger leaves of 427 are what defines “lush”. Ah. I think I get it now. Too late to fix this now, but if larger leaves are still a desire, I have an idea of how to accomplish this. We’ll find out. Here are both of them for comparison.
Some Cards with Number 20
These are four card ideas using number 20 (437). With heart or not, and green or collage. Sorry, the PDFs are for 8.5x11 pages, the cards would be smaller, of course!
Noelle and I spent some time working on this together. The cards above were too centered and predictable for her taste, so we pulled the text out from under the tree. Take a look at these versions in green, color, and nighttime.
Working on Number 20c
Larger leaves, this is the 437 tree with some 427ish leaves. This tree may do the trick (20c1a). We’ll try it in green (20b1b), and with flickr photos (20b1d). You can also take a look at this more direct comparison between 427 and 437.