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Juniperus itoigawa

Post  Nik Rozman on Sun May 16, 2010 3:35 pm

This is my juniperus chinensis itoigawa. Here I show you one year of development. The whole story is on my blog.




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Post  alex e on Sun May 16, 2010 4:27 pm

Hi Nik nice! ThumbsUp if I was gonna be super critical the Shari
work needs more depth & definition, a wee bit too heavy me thinks
especially around the left side of the Nebari , the tree is telling its
story of being hammered by the elements and would benefit from
some ribbon carving technique, thats only my opinion of course Wink

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Post  Nik Rozman on Sun May 16, 2010 6:00 pm

alex e wrote:Hi Nik nice! ThumbsUp if I was gonna be super critical the Shari
work needs more depth & definition, a wee bit too heavy me thinks
especially around the left side of the Nebari , the tree is telling its
story of being hammered by the elements and would benefit from
some ribbon carving technique, thats only my opinion of course Wink

regards Alex e

A lot of people tolled me that allready, but I hesitate because a big part of that shari is natural and looks super. But I just might do some work on it.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun May 16, 2010 7:59 pm

I wouldn't mess with it. Try to work on the top so the top and bottom fit better. You have lots of time.

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Post  Peter E. on Sun May 16, 2010 8:01 pm

Nik, the first picture shows a much better Trunk line than the second.
I think the lack of taper with the new planting is the problem.
The only way to overcome this is by carving the trunk to improve taper, and add more interest. lol!
Hope you made good use of the pot you got at Optima. ThumbsUp

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Post  Nik Rozman on Sun May 16, 2010 8:24 pm

Thank you all for your comments. Smile

Peter E. wrote:Hope you made good use of the pot you got at Optima. ThumbsUp

Sure did Wink


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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sun May 16, 2010 9:46 pm

Hi Nik.
Very nice and interesing Juniper. ThumbsUp Very nice first styling. Pot beautifully complements. Very Happy ThumbsUp
If it were my tree, I tried to go in the direction as the virtual. (I hope you're not angry, for regulating the photo.) Wink Very Happy

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Post  Nik Rozman on Mon May 17, 2010 3:16 pm

Not angry at all Pavel. Surprised It's a nice idea, but achevable in about 30 years of time, so I won't go with it.

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Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:56 pm

Time for an update. Smile
I made more foilage pads outh of the lowest branch and a few in the top. I also added a thin shari line on the trunk to enhance the little movement the trunk has.
The tree is getting denser and next year it's ready for expo.






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Post  Neil Jaeger on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:08 pm

Great tree and it only gets better.

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Post  GerhardGerber on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:28 am

Hi Nik

I like your tree a lot.
I am sure I'm (almost) alone on this point, but in general these yamadori deadwood sculptures just doesn't do it for me, your tree is an exception for me! thumbs up

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Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:56 pm

GerhardGerber wrote:Hi Nik

I like your tree a lot.
I am sure I'm (almost) alone on this point, but in general these yamadori deadwood sculptures just doesn't do it for me, your tree is an exception for me! thumbs up

Regards

I'm glad to hear that. Smile


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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:36 pm

Nik,

I really like the carving you've done to give the dead wood more interest. Splitting the live vein was a great idea too. It seems a little heavy on the top left side, but I love the tree and what you're doing with it. You are very fortunate to have such a beautiful piece of material to work with!

Oh, and I think the tree/pot combination is great too!

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Post  stavros on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:20 pm

Lovely tree Nick.
Keep up the good work!!

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Post  llarry on Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:31 pm

I like the first image (raw material!) best! tongue

What you need to do is to (re)grow the left side so that the tree gets some balance back, and - equally important - enlarge the crown. Otherwise it's just a green cap sitting on a log.

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:00 pm

llarry wrote:I like the first image (raw material!) best! tongue

What you need to do is to (re)grow the left side so that the tree gets some balance back, and - equally important - enlarge the crown. Otherwise it's just a green cap sitting on a log.


Are we looking at the same tree? tongue

Maybe you could provide a virtual or a sketch of your plan.

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:10 pm

I agree with Russ. Llarry you need to back this comment up with a sketch.

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Post  Jesse on Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:41 am

Nik Rozman wrote:Not angry at all Pavel. Surprised It's a nice idea, but achevable in about 30 years of time, so I won't go with it.
Seems to me that much of what Pavel suggested in his virtual is being incorporated in your tree and in a bit less time than 30 years. I'm curious and trying to understand what in his design seems 30 years away?

I too like how you split the live vein and the wood detailing to show the twists and movement are great in my opinion. Anyway, I really love the tree.

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Post  alex e on Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:07 am

Hi Nik, the new carving is exactly what I was talking about ,like the bottom branch work!

regards Alex e ThumbsUp Bagpiper

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Post  Nik Rozman on Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:32 pm

Jesse wrote:
Nik Rozman wrote:Not angry at all Pavel. Surprised It's a nice idea, but achevable in about 30 years of time, so I won't go with it.
Seems to me that much of what Pavel suggested in his virtual is being incorporated in your tree and in a bit less time than 30 years. I'm curious and trying to understand what in his design seems 30 years away?
Maby I exagarated a bit with those 30 years. Very Happy But anyway. To grow the top to the size that Pavel suggested would take a really long time. Too long in my opinion. And why do it when it already looks good - at least to me. Wink

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Post  ybonsai on Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:52 pm

The tree is coming along nicely, very good!

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Post  dorothy7774 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:13 am

will baddeley wrote:I agree with Russ. Llarry you need to back this comment up with a sketch.

Same here, and by the way, Pavel's suggestion wasn't that far off. Wink

Pavel's virt overlayed:



Summary Very Happy :


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Post  Russell Coker on Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:55 am

Nice work Dorothy!

Llarry seems to have vanished. tongue

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Post  Justin Hervey on Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:26 am

Right on the button again Dorothy.

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Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:23 pm

Hi Dorothy,
I like it what you did, especially the deadwood. But a virtual is a virtual and as such it is not always achievable. We'll see where the future will take the tree. Wink

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