I was asked to draw the Rebel Tree in Clifton by a friend. Here are a few images of the process.

Pencil outline
The rough bark and structure of the oak
And now the leaves
The final artwork

Clifton is said to be the site of the last battle on English soil: 1745 between the English army and the Jacobites. Underneath the tree’s spreading branches is a plain stone slab, with a very weathered brass plaque on it that reads, “Here lie buried the men of the army of Prince Charles who fell at Clifton Moor, 18 December 1745”.