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The original charcoal pencil drawing of this spooky hanging tree, created to illustrate the story Timber by author Sean Walter. Sean's darkly beautiful story inspired one of the most loved illustrations of the series so far - and the hardest to bring to life. Our initial discussion brought to mind some interesting ways to play with the subject matter, turning the hanging ropes in the tree into an ivy like weave up the trunk, binding the tree and it's history together. I used a number of local trees in woodland and parks to get the look - a tall cedar had the pose, seeming to look back and down at me, oaks gave the branches and I found exactly the ivy I was after on a dead trunk.


The drawing comes complete with a copy of the story by Sean Walter - signed edition of Tales in Sombre Tones are also available.


Worked in charcoal and Wolff's carbon pencils on Fabriano Artistico extra white paper. It's framed ready to ship in a smart black frame made using recycled materials and with acrylic safety glazing. Drawn area size 12" wide by 18" high, frame size 16" x 22".

Hanging tree charcoal pencil drawing 'Timber', gothic horror illustration

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