Witgatbome

These trees grow in the dry areas of Southern Africa. The latin name is boscia albitrunca and if I translate the afrikaans name, ‘witgatboom‘, to english, it literally means a tree with a white bottom : )  A good name for these trees, as their trunks are white, of course. What makes them so beautiful, are their trunks that bend and turn and have the nicest forms.

I promised a friend I will draw him a witgatboom. Now I have learned that they are quite tricky to draw. With their strange forms, people could think that your lines are just crooked and skew. : )

here are two I’ve tried…

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3 thoughts on “Witgatbome

  1. Those trees have a lot of personality. You’ve done a great job with the textures, particularly in the treetops.

  2. Hey Cecily
    Great work – I remember these trees from my time in Namibia. They are so full of character, which I can see in your sketches

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