The artist inside of me doesn’t want to post pictures/ask for constructive criticism on here because I know how poor the quality my workmanship is and how I’m still very much in be beginning stages of learning the bonsai art form. But with learning bonsai I am also having to learn that most of what I do will be of poor quality until I learn how to do better and how else can I learn to do better unless I’m told what I’m doing wrong. Or at least that’s the way my brain is wrapping around all of this. So here goes nothing…
I’m a beginner and I am asking for constructive criticism and any suggestions on how to proceed going forward on some of my trees. None of the trees have had any root work on them and they are all nursery stock. I’ve only been working to set structure and design.These are the first trees I’ve ever worked on so needless to say they are BAD. But I’d like to keep improving and continue my growth in bonsai so I’m willing to be humble and put my work out for the world to see… well the Mirai world at least.
this was my very first tree to ever attempt “bonsai” on. (upload://o8NRMBhcIkpN2v5WMFpOAhyNjo9.jpeg) ![20210320_105233|666x500]
right now I’ve been letting it grow and trying to thicken up the trunk. Not sure if I should keep going or just give up and make it a weird looking landscape tree. (upload://iDMqqi81kqtAaqJWce389u8ojno.jpeg)
this is my second tree ever. Honestly I’m stuck on this one. I’m not sure what to do with the foliage. This is one I’m definitely considering giving up on and putting into the landscape. But maybe a different pot and a little wire could change everything.
This is my 3rd or 4th tree I’ve worked on. Definitely one that I’m probably most proud of. The first pic was in the beginning stages before I did more detail work. I’m planning on removing the wire soon because it is biting in pretty bad in a few spots. Not sure what to do with the top portion of the tree. I was planning on keeping the vertical growing branch as a sacrificial branch to help thicken the trunk but honestly I’m not sure. Same with the very top horizontal branch that goes to the left. I dont have much wire on that branch other than a little to keep it horizontal so it can get the most sun. Not sure if I should wire it out like the lower branches or keep it as sacrificial.
This one I feel like I’ve completely murdered. There was a secondary trunk coming up a little over halfway up the trunk and I completely removed it and tried cutting out the inverse tapper. Wish I would have left it and made deadwood out of it. Oh well. Live and learn.
Thank you in advance for your time and advice.