Bonsai tree: A Virtual Bunjin Challenge Winner

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bonsai tree: A Virtual Bunjin Challenge Winner

John Geanangel’s final rendition. Not only did John make some fairly radical changes, including a brand new pot (actually a rock serving as a pot), but he did it on youtube.

Thank you

Thank you to the twenty four of you who entered our Bunjin Contest. It’s always refreshing to know that someone is paying attention, especially when you are motivated enough to do something about it.

A tough act to follow

John Geanangel’s was the sixth entry and as soon as I saw it I figured the party was most likely over (sure enough that’s what our panel of distinguished judges thought too). This is not to say there weren’t some good ones, cause there were. Some were excellent. Still, they were all written (which is more or less what I asked for and expected), while the winner journeyed out of box and came up with something new.

Virtual bonsai skills

John created a video (below) that he put up on youtube. It’s comprised of step-by-step dynamic images that show how he got from there to here, along with clear spoken explanations of his thinking. I enjoyed John’s bonsai skills (virtual at least), his digital skills, and his explanations. My hunch is that you’ll enjoy them too.


The original. It’s from Bonsai Today issue 31. Here for more on it and the contest.

Source: Bonsai Bark


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