Made a quick GIF of the Hero Tree Illustration
The whole process of the illustration starts out the same way with every idea: Thumbnails!
Soon after choosing the best thumbnails, we had to figure out what kind of tree we were trying to draw, the age, story, diseases, location, time of day, etc of the tree and come up with an initial design. It was after this design I realized coming up with a design was going to be challenging.
Then after the many revision's applied in the above GIF, we end up with this:
Hero Tree Final
Hero Tree Final © Alyssa Raven