References for the “Memory Tree” illustration

Photo references supplied by Saigon Tai-tai for the tree.

#1
coconut

#2

#3
TempleTree

#4
Tree_building

I love picture #3 and #4. It’s exactly how the Memory Tree would look like. Excellent!

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Possible drawing for The Memory Tree

Tree in Park (19 Apr 2006)
“Tree in Park”, 19 Apr 2006. Pencil on sketch paper (scanned image: 976 x 875 pixels)

A possible reference sketch for the Memory Tree in the story. I envison the tree to be thicker and more regal. Perhaps this one could be the shrivelled version. A little photoshopping here and there, chop off the top and make the leaves bushier… Or perhaps I should think of a tree that’s closer to a Banyan that Saigon Tai-tai proposed in Draft #2.

[Reference: Tree in Park (Apr 2006)]