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Bonsai by AmBr0 Bonsai by AmBr0
Video timelapse: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsXS0o…

Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower). By contrast with other plant cultivation practices, bonsai is not intended for production of food, for medicine, or for creating yard-size or park-size gardens or landscapes. Instead, bonsai practice focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container.

Tools:
:bulletblue: 2H, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B
:bulletblue: Kneaded Eraser, Mechanical Pen Eraser, Electric Eraser
:bulletblue: Blending Stump
:bulletblue: A3 (29,7x42cm) (11,7"x16,64")
:bulletblue: My own resources for the reference

:pc: Blog: ambrojordiart.blogspot.com/
:twitter: Twitter: twitter.com/#!/ambrojordi
:googleplus: Google Plus: plus.google.com/11461302963025…
:hypermind: Youtube Video tutorials: www.youtube.com/user/AmBrOJord…

Prowling Wolf by AmBr0Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) by AmBr0Rabbits by AmBr0Wet by AmBr0Howling Wolf by AmBr0
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:iconanne-summer:
anne-summer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! So amazing. This looks so real. I'm impressed.
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:iconduesterheit:
duesterheit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
great! :)
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:iconrustamova:
Rustamova Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Oops! It's perfect! Clap 
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:iconagnes17:
Agnes17 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing !!!!
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:iconopeyuvadown:
opeyuvadown Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Can you fill me in on that pole you used to keep your hand from touching the paper? I could so use one of those.
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
It's just a rounded stick that relies in the easel's borders to comfortably switch around the different positions. I used to use a common ruler before.
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:iconopeyuvadown:
opeyuvadown Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I started a painting after watching your video, using the broom. I just unscrewed the handle, holy crap is this effective!
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
:D
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:iconavilone:
Avilone Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, jaki realistycznie... Cudeńko.
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:iconmudrsauron:
MUDrSauron Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I love this. It looks very much like the prints you sometimes find in older books. Although I guess the amount of detail is far superior to those photos. Sir, you're a living god. :P
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:iconwimmus3d:
Wimmus3D Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Beautifull!!!!!
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:iconaty-s-behsam:
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow so realistic!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just voted for you ;)
Brilliant artwork! :clap:
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thanks a lot Luca for your comments and support! :thanks:
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:iconcorymckinnon:
corymckinnon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
There's alot going on there.Great job.
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work! :)
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:iconfantasywench:
FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O :wow: Amazing work!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Realism at it's finest! :clap:
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:iconilyere:
Ilyere Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, you drew this? If you don't click to zoom it, it would look like a greyscale photo or something. Also, it is a beautiful bonsai tree.
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:iconjamesrandal:
JamesRandal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
There's as much patience involved in this picture as there is in growing bonsai.

Excellent work as usual.

kind regards. :)
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Beautifully done!
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Beautifully done!
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:iconwenxie:
Wenxie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing, I thought this was a photo!
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:iconpilliwick:
pilliwick Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
sooooo jealous
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:iconme-nam:
me-nam Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing O_o!!!
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:iconkrzysiek-jac:
krzysiek-jac Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconmgresa:
MGRESA Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
genial
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:iconfoxusworks:
FoXusWorks Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jeebus... now that.... requires paitence. i tried drawing leaves myself so i know how hard it is. But the amount to make them look so textured and cotrasted to one another is just worthy of praise. Great work!
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:iconpayo-x:
Payo-X Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
Ok. Now I know how much patience you must have to "flesh out" foliage like that. Not just the leaves, but the bark... If anyone could, it would be you and your insane knack for textures. Great job!
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:iconfoolsgolde:
FoolsGolde Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
mind blown!
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:iconblacknimproud:
blacknimproud Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice!
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:iconartgoldart:
ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
saw the vid - just awesome!
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:iconparag457:
parag457 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work :)
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:iconryvienna:
Ryvienna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconbluleone:
BluLeone Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome drawing, you are the best realistic drawer. :O Great! :)
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:iconpagodacomics:
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Damn I thought it's a photograph, almost posted in the wrong folder, haha. it's good you posted the video! :D
Amazing job... o__o
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:iconbicnarok:
Bicnarok Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, all those leaves arghhh
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:iconr3nate:
R3NATE Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Wow! Wow!
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:iconlimbsforwings:
LimbsforWings Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Artist
I can see the depth...it's photoreal...congratulations for this achievement!
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:iconpepsiculamaie:
pepsiculamaie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
awwww this drawing made me sad, my bonsai is dying and I don't know what to dooooo :(( but leaving that aside this is amazing work :love:
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Thanks :thanks:, can I ask how old is your bonsai? Did you try to clean the roots or fertilize the soil, it must be done every 3 years
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:iconpepsiculamaie:
pepsiculamaie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I have it since november, it's not that old. i don't know maybe i don't have what i need to keep plants alive
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
They told me to put it in a place with fresh air, abundant natural light and avoid constant change of location and interior. Maybe it helps, you have to keep it alive!
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:iconpepsiculamaie:
pepsiculamaie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thaks a lot
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such incredible work! Wonderful job! :D
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Masterful work! :D I love the details :D
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very good work! Beautiful details!
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:iconericstavros:
ericstavros Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
magnificent Jordi!!
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