The Tree of Knowledge by socar
This was commissioned as a preliminary sketch for a tattoo design. Originally, the guy wanted me to design his tattoo outright, but I told him I don't know enough about tattooing to be sure of my ability to draw something practical, and he agreed to just get the idea off me, and have an actual tattoo artist adapt it for his purposes. The concept was "a tree which is normal at the top, but turning into technological stuff at the bottom". The tattoo is going up the guy's spine, so it also had to be of suitable proportions and composition to fit there.
Anyhow. The original drawing is about 18" long, so a bunch 'o' detail is totally missing. I'm including a link to a larger version, so that anyone who wants a good look can get one.
Also, the title shouldn't be taken to imply anything religious. I'm not Christian. This is a DIFFERENT tree of knowledge, and it's OK to eat fruit off it.
Detail A: Click!
(This detail is RIGHT on the scanline, unfortunately. Distortion & blurring isn't part of the original. Sorry!)
Detail B: Click!
Big ol' version: Detail A: Click!