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.