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If you look carefully at the overall shape of each tree, you will notice that every tree has its own "personality." Each has a unique shape, character, and "gesture." Be careful not to fit your trees into your picture by shrinking them down or cramping them, because they will lose their grace and elegance. Observe how branches in most cases taper very gradually. Tapering the branches too abruptly gives them an artificial look.

More information on the drawing and three-dimensional modeling of trees is discussed on pages 272-273.

In this stage of our drawing, more of the tree and barn are developed in line after checking thoroughly that all of the angles of the barn converge correctly toward their prospective vanishing points. As the tree is developed, each branch is carefully observed for its particular shape and how it fits into the overall rhythm and gesture of the tree.

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