Jeremiah Tree – Extending the Roots

I have been working on all aspects of this tree simultaneously, but for the last two days I have been focused on forming the roots.  I will admit, I have been completely winging this step of the project more so than the other parts.  Similar to the way I formed the tree trunks, I started out by throwing four tall cylinders and cut them in half.  From there I took two of those halves and pieced them together to form the base for the roots.  Then I just started sculpting and playing with it until I formed something I liked.  I will say, clay has proven to sometimes be forgiving.  At least it was for me yesterday.

Right now the roots kind of creep me out because they are looking rather “squid-like”.  The basic shape and layout of the roots are complete, but I do plan to add extra small pieces to make the roots look more full.  I had to keep placing the trunk base on top of the root portion to make sure the pieces would in fact line up together as a cohesive unit.  I am really liking the progress so far.  It is keeping me motivated to see the parts coming together.

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  • Andrew

    Haha they do look a little creepy now! :0 But the final photos show a much more “root-like” formation, as opposed to looking like the beard of Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean! 😀ReplyCancel

    • haha! Ew! It is like Davy Jones beard. See why it creeps me out right now? It will all come together.ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    Haha they do look a little creepy now! :0 But the final photos show a much more “root-like” formation, as opposed to looking like the beard of Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean! 😀ReplyCancel

    • haha! Ew! It is like Davy Jones beard. See why it creeps me out right now? It will all come together.ReplyCancel

  • Matthew Vogan

    This is going to be so cool!!! =]ReplyCancel

  • Matthew Vogan

    This is going to be so cool!!! =]ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    I had the same kind of creeped-out reaction, but I know it’s going to look great. It is coming together already looking very root- and tree-like.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    I had the same kind of creeped-out reaction, but I know it’s going to look great. It is coming together already looking very root- and tree-like.ReplyCancel

  • Both you and your project are “growing” beautifully, Arryn!!!ReplyCancel

  • Both you and your project are “growing” beautifully, Arryn!!!ReplyCancel

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