|Finished drawing--Option A|
Despite the cold January weather, Dan Tullius brought his “A” game to the meeting where he showed a small group of ACBS members a clean and easy way to draw and plan future bonsai projects. He commented that you do not have to be an accomplished artist to follow this method. You only have to an idea or be able to visualize how you want the tree to develop.
Completing the exercise from two different fronts, it could be seen how this easy design aid might help in making decisions about the tree before any large branches are removed. Dan emphasized that you didn't have to be proficient artist to create such planning drawings. The photographs insures accurate proportions and locations of the main branches in the plan drawings. The sequence below show two possible designs, both quickly done for this shimpaku juniper.
|Drawing by John Naka, 1991|