Here are the roots to my tree. I first started out with three roots (one of them being to the trunk) and after I glued them, it proved to be not strong enough to hold up my tree. The fourth one that you see is really a rainbow (it was added on to the same time for support). The largest roots (with the longest base) were added on much later. I glued them to the blue area (which is supposed to represent Earth) once the sculpture was finished. Above, the roots were only posed so I would know where to add them on before I glued them on. I then painted them purple and gold for color. The lighter purple that you see was a leftover purple that I made months ago, while the darker one was a store-bought purple (which is now my favorite purple color to paint with.)
These photos show my thought process on making the branches of my piece, ‘The Nine Realms.’ I had cut them all out of cardboard, and I painted them. I had used an old drawing of an ancient sea serpent for the body, which I cut up and glued onto the branches and the main body of the tree. The half-circles are the pieces used to stabilize the tree and to hold the skinnier pieces of the trunk together. Later, I glued the largest roots to the half circles as a base to connect the supports.
This is a slideshow of the ‘Tree’ part of my 3D project. The images show the final piece (in its colors, collages, pieces, and assembly.) I had to use the glue gun to glue the branches, roots, and pieces together. After it was assembled, it still looked fragile, so I used colorful string to tie it together so each part is connected to something else.
Here’s a slideshow of the 2D project. As you can see, there were many previous layers of paint and comics before I came to the final layout. It took many days for the whole project to finish drying (with all of the wet paint, ink, and water that I applied.) I first applied old comics to the canvas (and glued them on), and then I applied ink to it. Later, I painted over it multiple times, by using different techniques. The reason why I say that I added water was because of the rolling brush that I used (I had to wash it so many times, it became very damp, hence why the comics fell away.) The old comics then dried, and I re-glued them on and then glued newer comics too. After the paint completely dried, I applied the top collages of the sea serpent, spider-man, the UFO and the border. I am very pleased with the final results.