|TreeMan sketch via http://tomsarmo.blogspot.com/|
TreeMan sketch, graphite.
Talking trees are common in folklore, and Tolkien's Ents have become the most popular variety in recent years. Maybe there are people who don't feel an intelligent presence while walking through a forest, but not me. Anthromorphic anythings appeal, and trees are no exception.
While on a sketching trek recently, I saw this broken tree. It wasn't much of a leap to humanize it a bit. Not usually into shading with a pencil, but it was all I had with me.