I was walking through Wonderland. The landscape was merciless. There was nothing but plain till my eyes could reach. The grass was growing eagerly in everywhere, like devouring each other. And everything was covered by the fog, as usual...
And, suddenly, a tree. The Tree.
They told me about it, before, but I never saw it for real. Believe me, my friends, it can freeze your blood in the first sight.The Symmetrical Tree was born dead. It grew dead, already. It’s a living dead. Never a single leaf sprouted from its dead branches. Never a flower. And never ever a fruit fell down in its shade. Just the eager grass was growing like crazy all around, till a place where nobody put his feet before.
And there I was, staring in front of the mythical tree; surprisingly, there was a bird cage hanged on a tiny branch, and meanwhile a weak and nervous little bird was in the other side of the tree.
The bird couldn't stop moving his head; it looked like a crazy robot, out of control...
Somebody (he told me) left him there. Since that moment, he was lost and scared. He was so used to his old way of life... He was missing the singing in the mornings, and also in the evening. He was missing the apple bites and the bread crumbs. He was missing the laughings in Palace...
And the more he talked the more nervous he was. He confessed me he forgot to live as a free bird; he didn't even knew where to go, he didn't knew whom to sing for, what to do, how to get the food... He forgot how to be Happy, again.
Then, I screamed to the pathetic being:
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About the image
The Assymetrical Tree has been modeled in my iPad screen, using Tree Sketch. It's simply, amazing. You can draw and grow trees just with your fingertip.
Thank you so much, developers!!!
The scene settings and the symmetry of the tree was made inside Blender. ZBrush for retopology and some more modeling.
Here you can see an ambient occlusion render (just the geometry; no textures, no lighting)